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Snoop Dog appears in this YouTube video, posted by the City of Newark.
Snoop Dog appears in this YouTube video, posted by the City of Newark.
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Why Snoop Dogg wants Newark to ‘Stand Up’

The hip hop icon is promoting the city's "24 Hours of Peace," started after 12 people were killed in Newark in a single day.

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Mayor Ras J. Baraka introduces Faith Evans at the 2016 Newark Celebration 350 Founders Weekend Festival on May 13, 2016 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
Mayor Ras J. Baraka introduces Faith Evans at the 2016 Newark Celebration 350 Founders Weekend Festival on May 13, 2016 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
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Newark mayor leads protest for local employment

City officials and other activists staged a motorcade protest Monday to demand more jobs for Newark residents at the main hub of the Port of New York and New Jersey.

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An Uber vehicle is viewed in Manhattan on July 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
An Uber vehicle is viewed in Manhattan on July 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Newark, Uber agree to deal with $3M up-front payment

New Jersey's largest city and Uber announced a deal in which the company will pay the city $3 million up front as part of a 10-year $10 million agreement.

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Newark Mayor Ras Baraka speaks during a news conference addressing recent finding of lead levels in Newark schools, Wednesday, March 9, 2016, in Newark, N.J. Elevated levels of lead caused officials in New Jersey's largest school district on Wednesday to shut off water fountains at 30 school buildings until more tests are conducted, officials said. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka (AP Photo)
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The war is over: Uber can stay in Newark

In an emailed statement, Mayor Ras Baraka said the tentative agreement will keep Uber in Newark while protecting the existing taxi and limousine industry.

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Newark Mayor Ras Baraka speaks during a news conference Wednesday, March 30, 2016, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka speaks during a news conference Wednesday, March 30, 2016, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Justice Department and Newark agree to police reforms

Newark's police department will shift to a more community-focused approach to policing, add more training and submit to federal monitoring as part of a consent decree resulting from a Justice Department probe that found that officers routinely used excessive force and made street stops that disproportionately affected minorities.

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Governor Chris Christie visits with students and faculty of Uncommon School’s North Star Alexander Street Elementary School in Newark, NJ, to see first-hand the groundbreaking work being achieved in charter school classrooms across the state, on Monday, March 7, 2016. (Governor's Office/ Mykwain Gainey)
Governor Chris Christie visits with students and faculty of Uncommon School’s North Star Alexander Street Elementary School in Newark, NJ. (Governor's Office/ Mykwain Gainey)
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Christie, Baraka continues push for Newark charter schools

Gov. Chris Christie continued his push for more charter schools in Newark on Monday and took a jab at Mayor Ras Baraka, accusing him of protecting an "old, failed system."

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Newark Mayor Ras Baraka
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Brooklyn Academy of Music)
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Newark mayor releases transition report

Newark's new mayor has released a report on his administration's goals for the next four years.

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Newark Mayor Ras Baraka
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Brooklyn Academy of Music)
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Ras Baraka sworn in as Newark’s new mayor

Ras Baraka stirred memories of his late father Tuesday, sending an impassioned and decidedly populist message as he was sworn in as mayor of New Jersey's largest city.

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