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Common Core-Tech Divide
In this April 30, 2015 photo, Leticia Fonseca, 16, left, and her twin sister, Sylvia Fonseca, right, take the Common Core-aligned standardized tests. (AP Photo/Christine Armario)
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Years into Common Core, teachers lament lack of materials

The learning standards were new. The textbooks were not.

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A Comcast work crew
A Comcast work crew (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Jersey Shore hit by cable service outage

Comcast is blaming a software problem for an outage of cable, internet and phone service in Monmouth and Ocean counties.

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Tuesday - Hot & Stormy
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Heat, humidity, and powerful thunderstorms today

A Heat Advisory and an elevated risk for severe thunderstorms will make for an active weather day for New Jersey.

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Dick Van Patten
Dick Van Patten (AP Photo/Rene Macura, File)
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‘Eight is Enough’ star Dick Van Patten dies at 86

NEW YORK (AP) -- Dick Van Patten, the genial, round-faced comic actor who appeared on Broadway as a child, starred on TV in its infancy and then, in middle age, found lasting fame as the patriarch on TV's "Eight is Enough," has died.

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Saggy Pants
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North Jersey town considers saggy pants ordinance

Another New Jersey town has decided to take on saggy  pants. This time it is in North Jersey in the town of Newton.

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A Portuguese man o’ war washed up on the beach in Harvey Cedars
A Portuguese man o’ war washed up on the beach in Harvey Cedars (Harvey Cedars Beach Patrol)
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Jellyfish with painful sting washes onto Jersey Shore beach

A jellyfish with a very painful sting has washed up on a Jersey Shore beach.

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(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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Gov. Christie’s worst poll numbers hit new low

If Gov. Chris Christie is planning to run for president as many political pundits expect, he is not likely to boast about poll numbers released Tuesday morning.

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Traffic jam
Maciej Korzekwa, ThinkStock
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Your work commute really adds up

The statistics don't lie, but it's still hard to believe how many hours and dollars we spend on commuting to and from work each day.

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A Visa credit card is tendered at a store in New York's Times Square. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
A Visa credit card is tendered at a store in New York's Times Square. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
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Why do we really use credit cards?

A new study found American credit card holders use their cards for convenience, rather than for rewards like frequent flier miles and cash back.

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A new bill could make paid sick time mandatory in New Jersey. (Wavebreakmedia Ltd, ThinkStock)
A new bill could make paid sick time mandatory in New Jersey. (Wavebreakmedia Ltd, ThinkStock)
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Bill could make paid sick leave mandatory in New Jersey

Should paid sick leave be mandatory in New Jersey? The state Senate Labor Committee has released a bill that would require all employers to offer a certain number of paid sick days to workers, depending on the size of the company.

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