1. HURRICANE SANDY

    Storm’s U.S. Death Toll Hits 90

    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: A hot tub lies in a pile of debris on November 1, 2012 in the Ocean Breeze area of the Staten Island borough of New York City. Most homes in the seaside community were inundated by the ocean surge caused by Superstorm Sandy. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

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    Hurricane Sandy’s official death toll reached 90 on Thursday evening, as repair crews and government officials raced to restore power and basic services in the areas devastated by the superstorm. Thirty-eight were killed in New York City alone, where residents were getting restless after three days without electricity and a fully functioning mass-transit system. Bridges to the city were opened, but authorities imposed a carpooling rule that required at least three people in each vehicle. Gasoline shortages have forced many cab and car-service companies to pull vehicles off the roads, further complicating an already delicate transportation situation.

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