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Top Stories: Obama's lackluster performance at the first debate "forced the president and his advisers to work to reclaim the campaign over a grueling 30 days."  

World: A look at Obama's next four years in the global sphere, which he could see "as a place to achieve something more lasting in a second term than crisis management and more satisfying than the gridlock that has bedeviled his domestic initiatives."

Politics: Election Day exposed the Republican party's problems engaging female voters, and its members now say they have work to do. 

New York: After Sandy the question lingers as to whether New York should erect storm barriers, like the ones in Stamford. 

Business: The dramatic way stocks fell Wednesday "seemed to indicate that despite the fact that polls had been indicating for some time that President Obama was likely to win, that expectation was not shared by many financiers." 

Sports: A profile of Jordan Wynn, a former quarterback for the Utah Utes, who retired at 22 after a spate of injuries left him with a bionic arm. 

Opinion: Gail Collins on happiness in face of the fiscal cliff

Television: Joe Biden's appearance on Parks and Recreation had to be kept tightly under wraps because the "show was warned that if any word leaked out before the election, some provision might have to be made to give the Republican vice-presidential nominee, Representative Paul Ryan, a similar cameo." 

Fashion & Style: A number of "typically social" New Yorkers "opted to hunker down in their homes, nervously watching the returns, rather than be out sharing canapés and Champagne with a few hundred of their closest friends." 

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