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“Why am I drinking hot coffee this morning? Because I’m crazy,” paralegal Sharon Loven, 35, said with a laugh on her way to work after a long beach weekend that was still too brief for her liking.

“I should have stayed at the shore. That’s the place to be when it’s this hot.”


Associated Press writers Eva Dou and Verena Dobnik in New York and Jeff McMillan and JoAnn Loviglio in Philadelphia contributed to this report.