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New York City Prepares To Mark The 15th Anniversary Of 9/11 Attacks
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George Washington Bridge guards were right to worry about their safety, probe says

Guards expressed concerns about jumpers, unsafe conditions, and a lack of access to the bathrooms.

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A Mercedes Benz crushed between two tractor trailers on the George Washington Bridge
A Mercedes Benz crushed between two tractor trailers on the George Washington Bridge (Port Authority Police)
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Driver crushed between two trucks on GWB — lucky to be alive

The incident closed the inbound upper level of the George Washington Bridge for about an hour.

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New Jersey Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, right, D-Secaucus, N.J., listens to a question in the Assembly chamber during a session at the New Jersey Statehouse Thursday, June 30, 2016, in Trenton, N.J. Republican Gov. Chris Christie has proposed raising the gas tax by 23 cents to 37.5 cents a gallon to fund road projects through New Jersey's Transportation Trust Fund. The Democrat-led Assembly approved the measure on Tuesday. However, Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney had favored his own proposal that raised the gas tax by the same amount but included other tax cuts. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
New Jersey Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, right, D-Secaucus, N.J., at the New Jersey Statehouse Thursday, June 30, 2016, in Trenton, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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Prieto: New bridge hearings unlikely to yield new details

New Jersey Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto says new legislative hearings in the George Washington Bridge lane-closure scandal are unlikely to yield new information.

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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2016 file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks in Trenton, N.J. Vice President-elect Mike Pence will lead President-elect Donald Trump's transition team, replacing Christie. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2016 file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks in Trenton, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
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Court date set for Christie’s appeal of bridge complaint

A judge has set a court date for Republican Gov. Chris Christie's appeal of a resident's complaint that Christie failed to stop the closure of vehicular lanes at the George Washington Bridge in 2013, allowing a traffic nightmare to ensue for days.

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Bill Baroni arrives at the federal courthouse in Newark, N.J., Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. After testimony spanning six weeks, jurors in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case will hear closing arguments beginning today. Baroni and Bridget Kelly, two former allies of Republican Gov. Chris Christie are on trial on charges they closed access lanes for four days in September 2013 to punish a Democratic mayor who didn't endorse Christie. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
Bill Baroni arrives at the federal courthouse in Newark, N.J., Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
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2 ex-Christie aides convicted in bridge plot want new trial

Two former aides to Republican Gov. Chris Christie convicted in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case filed for a new trial Friday, a week after a federal jury found them guilty on all counts in a scheme to use gridlock to punish a political opponent.

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FORT LEE, NJ - SEPTEMBER 7: Cars travel across the George Washington Bridge, September 7, 2016 over the Hudson River between Fort Lee, New Jersey and New York City. Jury selection begins on Thursday for the New Jersey 'Bridgegate' trial. Two former allies of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie stand accused of intentionally causing traffic gridlock in Fort Lee during morning rush hour for a week in September 2013. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
The George Washington Bridge (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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A bridge too far? Trial reinforces New Jersey’s poor image

If the state that brought you Abscam (fake sheikhs bribing politicians), Bid Rig (rabbis laundering money, more bribes to politicians) and other instances of political corruption was looking for an image makeover, this was not it.

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Bill Baroni arrives at the federal courthouse in Newark, N.J., Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. After testimony spanning six weeks, jurors in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case will hear closing arguments beginning today. Baroni and Bridget Kelly, two former allies of Republican Gov. Chris Christie are on trial on charges they closed access lanes for four days in September 2013 to punish a Democratic mayor who didn't endorse Christie. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
Bill Baroni arrives at the federal courthouse in Newark, N.J., Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
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Payback plot for bridge traffic was ‘cruel,’ prosecutor says

Prosecutors in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case used their closing arguments Friday to again display for jurors the infamous email at the heart of the case as they sought to prove that two former allies of Republican Gov. Chris Christie purposely created gridlock in a political payback scheme.

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The George Washington Bridge is seen from Fort Lee, N.J., Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. The bridge first opened to traffic in 1931, according to The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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Defense rests in bridge trial of 2 former Christie allies

The defense rested Wednesday in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case, with a former aide to Gov. Chris Christie implying that others who have testified in the trial may have suffered from selective amnesia because of their connections to the two-term Republican governor.

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George Washington Bridge closed by protesters

The protesters chained themselves together, demanding "equal rights for immigrants and political power for marginalized communities."

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Christie used billion-dollar agency to boost his campaign, Bridgegate witness says

NEWARK — Republican Gov. Chris Christie's office used the bistate agency that runs the New York area's bridges, tunnels, ports and airports as a clearinghouse for political favors aimed at gaining endorsements from local Democratic politicians, a witness testified Friday in the fraud trial of two former Christie allies...

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