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Superstorm Sandy: 10 Headlines That Tell Today's Story

Water was being pumped out of this business in Manhattan's East Village on Thursday.
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Water was being pumped out of this business in Manhattan's East Village on Thursday.

Ten of this morning's most compelling stories about the aftereffects of Superstorm Sandy:

-- "Staten Island Weeps At Discovery Of 2 Little Bodies." (

-- "Estimate Of Losses Is Up To $50 Billion." (The New York Times)

-- "Millions Stuck in Dark, Cold: With Temperatures Falling, Crews Scramble to Restore Power in Storm's Wake." (The Wall Street Journal)

-- "Scope Of Sandy's Devastation Widens, Death Toll Spirals." (Reuters)

-- "Gas Shortages Add To Frustration In Storm-Hit Areas." (Morning Edition)

-- "Isolated NYC Borough Says Help Is Slow After Sandy." (The Associated Press)

-- "Sandy's Silent Killer: Carbon Monoxide Deaths Spring Up After Storm." (

-- "Fixing NYC's Underground Power Grid Is No Easy Task." (Morning Edition)

-- "In Flooded New Jersey, No Oversight For Levees." (All Things Considered)

-- "The Backlash Against The New York City Marathon Isn't Going Away." (The Atlantic Wire)

As of last evening, the NPR library staff tells us:

-- The death toll in the U.S. was at least 91. That follows an estimated 69 Sandy-related deaths in the Caribbean. Two deaths have been reported in Canada.

-- At least 4.2 million customers in the U.S. remained without power.

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