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Atiya Aftab, center, picks up her Ramadan meat order from her butcher shop, Chops and Steaks in North Brunswick
Atiya Aftab, center, picks up her Ramadan meat order from her butcher shop, Chops and Steaks in North Brunswick (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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New Jersey regulators pay close attention to halal rules

PRINCETON (AP) -- The hundreds of restaurants and suppliers that sell halal food products in New Jersey get an annual visit from state inspectors to ensure they're following the rules to do just that.

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NJ strongly supports the legalization of marijuana in new poll

A new Rutgers-Eagleton Institute of Politics poll shows that New Jersey adults strongly support the legalization, taxation and regulation of marijuana.

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The rash of swatting incidents could cause emotional distress for students. (surpasspro, ThinkStock)
The rash of swatting incidents could cause emotional distress for students. (surpasspro, ThinkStock)
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Swatting incidents may lead to emotional problems for students

The wave of swatting incidents in New Jersey and across the country in recent weeks are not only impacting police departments and their budgets, they are impacting children emotionally.

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Vermont GMO law could lead to fines of $10M a day, says grocers

Vermont's first-in-the-nation law requiring the labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms could cost the nation's grocers up to $10 million a day in fines, according to a letter from an industry organization that is suing the block the law.

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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2014 file photo, fitness trackers are posed for a photo next to an iPhone. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2014 file photo, fitness trackers are posed for a photo next to an iPhone. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
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Fitness trackers are hot, but do they really help?

Sales of fitness trackers are climbing, and the biggest maker of the gadgets, Fitbit, made a splashy debut on the stock market Thursday. But will the devices really help you get healthier?

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Loretta E. Lynch, Sylvia Burwell, James Comey
Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch, center, with HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell, left, and FBI Director James Comey, at a news conference, Thursday, June 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Feds announce nationwide health care fraud sweeps

Health care fraud sweeps across the country have led to charges against 243 people, including doctors, nurses and pharmacy owners accused of bilking Medicare and Medicaid, the government announced Thursday.

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New Jersey third lowest in nation for injury deaths

New Jersey is one of the safest states in the nation when it comes to fatal injuries from motor vehicle accidents, homicides, suicides, drug overdoses and falls, according to a new report.

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Beware – New tick-borne disease is worse than Lyme

A new study finds a tick-borne disease known as Borrelia miyamotoi is now infecting people across the Northeast, and in some cases the symptoms are so extreme that people have gone to the hospital.

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(Jeremy Edwards, ThinkStock)
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Congressional GOP to continue health law subsidies

Congressional Republicans will move to temporarily continue health care subsidies for millions of people if the Supreme Court overturns the aid, according to plans discussed in the House and Senate Wednesday.

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A CVS store in Philadelphia.
A CVS store in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
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CVS Health launches health, beauty makeover for drugstores

CVS drugstores that quit tobacco sales last year are now getting health and beauty makeovers to attract customers who want more than just a prescription refill.

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