Obama, Christie tour hurricane-damaged coast

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President Obama and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie toured the boardwalks of storm-ravaged New Jersey Wednesday, the New York Times and Star-Ledger reported.

Twelve people have died from the hurricane in New Jersey, according to the Star-Ledger. Fifty-eight people have died nationally.

About 2.2 million New Jersey homes and businesses are without power, according to the Star-Ledger. The storm caused damage in a half-dozen states and has caused an estimated tens of billions of dollars of damage, according to the New York Times.

Obama and Christie took an aerial tour of the New Jersey shore, beginning from Atlantic City, according to the New York Times.

Christie, a Republican, had criticized Obama a few days ago at a rally in Richmond, Va, but Christie commended Obama's personal leadership Wednesday, according to the New York Times. Both Christie and Obama praised the each others handling of the situation.

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