Stephanie Herseth Sandlin gets choked up during her concession speech Tuesday in Sioux Falls, S.D. Herseth Sandlin was a leader of the Blue Dog Coalition in the House, which suffered big losses in Tuesday's elections.
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Author Pat Conroy credits his mother with turning him into an "insatiable, fanatical" reader. In his new memoir, My Reading Life, Conroy explains how reading has been a lifelong safe haven for him -- "the most rewarding form of exile."
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