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Elks 'unite US society'

What is community spirit? The question has often vexed politicians as they search for solutions to society's problems, and has led to a renewed interest in charitable societies in the US.

From John F Kennedy and Clint Eastwood to Fred Flintstone and Homer Simpson, the charitable network has many proud members.

Correspondent Kevin Connolly visited the Elks lodge in Frank Sinatra's home town of Hoboken, New Jersey, to find out what brings American men together.


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