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Power Outage Sweeps Across U.S., Canada

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Power Outage Sweeps Across U.S., Canada

Power Outage Sweeps Across U.S., Canada

Power Outage Sweeps Across U.S., Canada

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Power outages are reported from New York City to Detroit, rolling along the eastern Great Lakes and affecting Cleveland, Toronto as well. Federal authorities say the blackout is not the result of a terrorist attack. In New York, many are trapped in the subway at the start of rush hour, and tens of thousands fill the hot streets. NPR's Jim Zarroli reports from the streets of New York.