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First Word: Five days until the election, Sandy cleanup far from over

Only five days left until the general election, and both President Obama and Governor Romney are back in full campaign mode.
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Only five days left until the general election, and both President Obama and Governor Romney are back in full campaign mode. Obama picked up a major endorsement on Thursday, coming from none other than New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Meanwhile, we're learning Staten Island, a borough of NYC, was the deadliest area in the U.S. hit by Hurricane Sandy.

Here's a look at stories influencing tonight's rundown.

  • President Obama picks up major endorsement from NYC Mayor Bloomberg
  • Late super PAC ad buy urges African Americans in Ohio to vote Republican because Lincoln freed slaves