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Gov. Chris Christie speaks during the February edition of Ask The Governor on NJ 101.5.
Gov. Chris Christie speaks during the February edition of Ask The Governor on NJ 101.5.
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Christie’s NJEA outreach aims at achieving pension, benefits reform

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expressing optimism about overhauling the state's public sector worker pension and health benefit systems -- and working with an old adversary to get it done.

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Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop (cityofjerseycity.com)
Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop (cityofjerseycity.com)
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Confronting terrorism scenarios in ‘soft-target-rich’ Jersey City

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — How would the city that is home to the state's financial center react to a terror attack on its mass transit system or a lone-wolf attack by individual or multiple gunmen? What if those events occurred simultaneously and in conjunction with an attack that involved hazardous chemicals and shut down part of the New Jersey Turnpike?

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Governor Chris Christie delivers his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Address to the Legislature in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
Governor Chris Christie delivers his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Address to the Legislature in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Budget dealing is far from done in New Jersey

Gov. Chris Christie has proposed a $33.8 billion State Budget that keeps funding essentially flat for schools, higher education, municipalities and property tax relief programs. But the spending plan will not be adopted as is, because budgets never are.

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Kids jumping on bed
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Preventable injuries kill 6 children each day, report says

Every day, six children are killed from an injury in the home and 10,000 go to the emergency room for such injuries, most of which are preventable, according to a new report by Safe Kids Worldwide.

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Donald Trump and Bill O'Reilly
Donald Trump and Bill O'Reilly (Elsa/Getty Images)
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Publishers stand by Bill O’Reilly despite accuracy questions

NEW YORK (AP) -- Book publishers for Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly say they stand behind his work despite questions that have been raised about his reporting.

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A train on the platform at NJ Transit's Hamilton station
A train on the platform at NJ Transit's Hamilton station (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Fare increase for NJ Transit riders is tucked into Christie budget

NJ Transit riders may be faced with their first fare increase in five years, according to details contained in Gov. Christie's proposed state budget.

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Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
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Regulators move toward tougher rules for Internet providers

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile would have to act in the "public interest" when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under new rules being considered by the Federal Communications Commission.

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio listens during a news conference following a meeting on Capitol Hill
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio listens during a news conference following a meeting on Capitol Hill (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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Homeland Security bill moves in Senate while House in limbo

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate is moving forward on legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department, but the House is in limbo two days away from a partial agency shutdown as conservatives angrily reject the Senate plan.

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(Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
(Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Chris Christie says he ‘played by the rules’ during recent travels

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who's still mulling a 2016 presidential run, has traveled extensively in recent months, but it's not his absence from the state that has turned out to be the main point of contention.

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Cell Phones
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Teen ‘sexting’ photos could be landing in the wrong hands

The act of sexting -- sending explicit photos or videos through cellphone -- has become more popular among teenagers, but while they see the act as an innocent version of flirting or showing off, they're most likely not aware of the digital danger they may be creating for themselves.

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