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Today: Heat Wave Day #3
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One more day of heat and humidity

While humidity levels have decreased a bit today, this afternoon will remain quite steamy, before drier and cooler air arrives for the rest of the week.

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A new bill could protect consumers who are victims of identity theft and data breaches. (Medioimages/Photodisc, ThinkStock)
A new bill could protect consumers who are victims of identity theft and data breaches. (Medioimages/Photodisc, ThinkStock)
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Bill would protect victims of ID theft, data breaches

As computer breaches at major banks and retailers increase with alarming frequency, one New Jersey legislator is seeking to create a law stating that if you're a victim of identity theft and you can legally verify your information, collection agencies would be forced to stop hounding you to pay debts you do not owe.

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Cold medicines containing dextromethorphan are offered for sale at a retail store. According to reports, the abuse of over the counter cough medicines, many containing dextromethorphan, has increased among youths.  (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Cold medicines containing dextromethorphan are offered for sale at a retail store. According to reports, the abuse of over the counter cough medicines, many containing dextromethorphan, has increased among youths. (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Bill could keep teens from buying certain cough medicines

Dextromethorphan is an ingredient found in many cough medicines and most people have one of these products in their homes. Did you know that DXM causes a dangerous high, but in New Jersey it is currently legal for children to buy products with the ingredient?

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Tips to stay cool and save money in the heat. (Manfredini Mauro, ThinkStock)
Tips to stay cool and save money in the heat. (Manfredini Mauro, ThinkStock)
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Tips to save money, energy when the temperature rises

The best way to beat the heat is to stay inside, but if you hike the air conditioning too high, you could pay the price when you get next month's electric bill.

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A study shows more NJ kids are living in poverty. (olesiabilkei, ThinkStock)
A study shows more NJ kids are living in poverty. (olesiabilkei, ThinkStock)
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More NJ kids are living in poverty, report shows

A new report finds New Jersey is still one of the best states in the nation for children, but we've also got significant problems that are getting worse.

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New Jerseyans are dealing with a heat wave this week and many are forced to worked outside in the heat and humidity. (Spencer Platt, Getty Images)
New Jerseyans are dealing with a heat wave this week and many are forced to worked outside in the heat and humidity. (Spencer Platt, Getty Images)
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Some New Jerseyans struggle with working in the heat

As we get set for a third straight day of temperatures in the mid 90s with high levels of humidity, it's downright uncomfortable to walk the dog or just take the garbage out - but imagine what it's like to work in this kind of heat all day long.

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What you should know about selfies

Right at this very moment, thousands of teenagers are taking a 'selfie' with their phones or tablets. The trend has exploded over recent years, enough to get 'selfie' in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, but experts are sending out a warning - don't let this habit get out of hand.

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(Gunnar Pippel, ThinkStock)
(Gunnar Pippel, ThinkStock)
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The average driver hasn’t switched insurance carriers in a decade

A new survey finds most drivers have not changed their auto insurance carrier for the last 12 years.  

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The Elizabeth intersection where a postal delivery truck hit 3 people
The Elizabeth intersection where a postal delivery truck hit 3 people (ABC 7)
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Toddler dies after being struck by mail truck in Elizabeth

A toddler was stuck and killed at an Elizabeth intersection by a U.S. Post Office delivery truck, authorities said Monday.

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Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart (AP Photo/Brad Barket, File)
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Jon Stewart heads into home stretch at ‘Daily Show’

NEW YORK (AP) -- Jon Stewart enters the home stretch of his 16 years on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" on Monday, with 12 more nights of jokes at the expense of those who make and report the news before he signs off for good on Aug. 6.

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