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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.
Here are some of the stories we cover in today's edition:
- Three days after Superstorm Sandy roared ashore the U.S. death toll has risen to at least 88. Most of those killed were in New York, which is still in full disaster recovery mode. But there are signs the city's subway system is limping back to life. CNN's Steve Kastenbaum went down to the subway to see how much progress has been made in restoring service:
“If there's one thing that unifies New Yorkers it's the subway. It's the great equalizer that brings people from all walks of life down to the same level. For the first time in four days we heard trains rumbling beneath our feet. "
- You've probably heard a lot about the fight for women in this year's election. If you look at the numbers, men and women have been moving to opposite sides of the political spectrum for decades. But it's not just a social divide, it's also a personal divide. Loralee Choate says she and her husband, Jonathan, fundamentally disagree about the role of the federal government:
" I would say that probably our biggest arguments in our marriage have been political."
- Federal law clearly bans the possession and use of marijuana – in all circumstances. But that hasn't stopped states from passing their own medical marijuana laws. Now three states will ask voters on election day to approve the sale of small amounts of pot to adults for recreational use. Alison Holcomb is campaign director for New Approach Washington:
"The question is: Does treating marijuana use as a crime serve our communities very well?"