1. Worth the Wait

    Long Lines at the Polls

    STERLING HEIGHTS, MI, - NOVEMBER 6: A U.S. citizen votes in the presidential election at Carleton Middle School November 6, 2012 in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Recent polls show that U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney are in a tight race. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

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    All over the country, Democrats and Republicans are coming together...to wait in line and vote for their guy. In the early hours on Tuesday, there were already long lines at the polls. Despite below-freezing temperatures in many areas, voters waited outside for an hour or sometimes more to carry out their civic duty. GOP candidate Mitt Romney is among them, voting in Belmont, Mass., on Tuesday. But President Obama is among the many Americans who beat the wait and the weather—he voted early in Chicago, casting his ballot on Oct. 25.

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