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Oprah's Book Club Turns Over A New Page

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At the Gates of the Citadel Phil Thornton & Hossam Ramzy
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Superstorm Sandy caused massive beach erosion and damage to the Jersey shore. Some people say the beach restoration work, which will largely be paid for with federal tax dollars, will mostly help to protect expensive homes for the wealthy — people who have free access to the beach — while most communities would still be charging fees for public access. Doug Mills/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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N.J. Spars Over Free Beach Access Post-Sandy

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Democrats Draw Line On Medicaid Cuts

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Beers made by Trappist monks at St. Sixtus Abbey's Westvleteren Brewery in Belgium are sought by connoisseurs. For the first time, the monks are exporting the beer overseas, including to the U.S. Courtesy of Mark Lampert hide caption

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