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New York and New Jersey are still reeling from Hurricane Sandy. As of Tuesday evening, there were 2.3 million New Yorkers without power. And as of Tuesday morning, there were 2.6 million households in New Jersey without power. The subway, NJ Transit, and PATH trains are still out of service, and a number of roads are blocked with debris and water. 
J. David Goodman of the TakeAway, reporter for our partner, The New York Times, and freelance reporter Scott Gurian explain the latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. 

According to an exposé by the Associated Press, the NYPD has been monitoring Muslims not just in New York, but also across the Hudson river (and the state line) in Newark, New Jersey. It appears to have done so for no better reason than that its targets practise Islam.
Over the last ten years the New York police department has become a sophisticated counter-terrorism agency. But now it may have crossed a line. (via theeconomist)
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