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Good news for Gov. Christie

Even though he has been sagging in most polls, Gov. Chris Christie is polling high enough right now to be included in the Republican presidential debates.

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May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

This is Mental Health Awareness Month, dedicated to bringing light to mental issues that, for too long, have been cloaked in darkness.

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States move to reduce time spent on Common Core-based exam

Students in 11 states and the District of Columbia will spend less time next year taking tests based on the Common Core standards, a decision made in response to widespread opposition to testing requirements.

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Marilyn Mosby
Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore state's attorney, speaks during a media availability, Friday, May 1, 2015 in Baltimore.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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Prosecutor – 6 officers indicted in death of Freddie Gray

A grand jury indicted all six officers charged in the case of Freddie Gray, who died of injuries he suffered in police custody, allowing the state's attorney to press ahead with the most serious charges despite criticism that she was part of an "overzealous prosecution."

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Watchdog report examines FBI’s use of Patriot Act authority

The FBI has broadened the scope of records it seeks under a section of the Patriot Act that permits agents to gather wide-ranging materials during national security investigations, and also took too long to create procedures for the handling of nonpublic information, according to a watchdog report issued Thursday as Congress debates the future of government surveillance authority.

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Police Shooting Stolen Beer
Olympia Police Chief Ronnie Roberts, center, speaks to the media about a police-involved shooting on Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Olympia, Wash. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)
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Washington officer shoots men accused of earlier beer theft

Two stepbrothers suspected of trying to steal beer from a grocery store were not armed with guns when they were shot Thursday by a police officer who confronted them in Washington state's capital city, authorities said.

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Air Traffic Controllers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 25: The control tower at San Francisco International Airport on February 25, 2013 in California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Aviation agency unveils messaging system to reduce delays

A system that replaces verbal communication between pilots and air traffic controllers with computerized messages was unveiled Thursday by federal aviation officials, who said the system will reduce delays during weather events and cut down on errors that occur during routine voice transmissions.

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Amtrak Crash Repair Backlog
FILE - In this May 12, 2015 file photo, emergency personnel work the scene of a deadly train wreck in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)
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Senate Democrats demand more money for Amtrak repair backlog

Senate Democrats on Thursday demanded that Republicans provide more money for Amtrak so the railroad can tackle a $21 billion maintenance and repair backlog, including replacing tunnels more than a century old.

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Aaron Hernandez
Aaron Hernandez sports a new neck tattoo in Suffolk Superior Court, Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Boston. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, Pool)
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Aaron Hernandez sports neck tattoo at latest court hearing

Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez, sporting a new neck tattoo while making his first court appearance since being sentenced to life in prison for murder, pleaded not guilty on Thursday to a charge he tried to silence a witness in a separate double murder case by shooting him in the face.

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Ferguson's Fragile Recovery Shaken After Police Casualties
FERGUSON, MO - MARCH 13: A furniture business remains boarded up on March 13, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri.(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Ferguson suffers budget fallout from Michael Brown shooting

Ferguson city leaders project a $2.5 million budget shortfall during the current fiscal year and a similar shortage in fiscal 2016, largely due to the unrest and fallout after the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, the town's mayor said Thursday.

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