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Get ready to change your clocks - Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, Nov. 2.

Following a decision by the federal government that went into effect in 2006, DST now begins in the United States on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November.

That translates into setting your clock back one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday, making it 1 a.m. local time and giving you an extra hour of sleep.

The fact that DST falls between Halloween on Friday and Election Day on Tuesday gives citizens plenty to think about in the coming week.

These DST dates were established by the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

Not all places in the U.S. observe DST. In particular, Hawaii and most of Arizona do not use it. Indiana adopted its use beginning in 2006.

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