News For Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Graphic by Todd Wiseman

The Brief: Nov. 6, 2012

Texans may have missed out on the presidential action, but with the big day finally here, they're about to find out how the state's down-ballot drama plays out.

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Lance Cheung / USDA

In Texas, Extreme Weather is the New Normal

Increasingly hot summers and new extreme weather patterns have helped activists raise awareness of climate change. But in Texas, weather that once would have been considered extreme has become commonplace.

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News App: The 2012 Election Brackets

Throughout the election year, we've tracked the progress of the candidates with our basketball tournament-inspired brackets. Now it's time for the final round, and the brackets will be full soon after the election ends.

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TribLive: A Conversation with Denise Trauth

At our Oct. 29 TribLive conversation, I talked with Denise Trauth, the president of Texas State University, about the cost of a college degree, graduation rates, changing student demographics and other issues of the moment in higher education.

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Illustration by Todd Wiseman

Interactive: Last Look at Federal Candidates' Campaign Finance Totals

On Oct. 25, federal candidates filed their pre-general reports, the last campaign finance reports before the Nov. 6 general election. These reports are our last look at how much money each candidate had on hand before the big day. Use our interactive to view the contribution, expenditure, cash on hand and outstanding loan totals for each candidate.

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Tamir Kalifa

The Evening Brief: Nov. 6, 2012

Your evening reading: voting extended two hours in Galveston County; last look at federal candidates' fundraising numbers; Cruz looking past likely victory tonight

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Illustration by Todd Wiseman

Liveblog: 2012 Election Results

Throughout the night, Tribune reporters will update you on the results of contested general election battles statewide, from the first early voting totals through the last ballots counted, from local legislative races to the presidency.

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