Here are the top New Jersey news stories for Monday:

⬛ Most NJ residents think all politicians are corrupt
A new poll finds New Jerseyans are so used to corruption in government they now assume even the people they vote into office will be at least somewhat dishonest

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⬛ Girl, 15, arrested for armed robbery, shooting at NJ mall
A 15-year-old female teen is charged with attempted murder for a shooting and armed robbery at the Brunswick Square Mall on 5/13/23.

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⬛ Bystander saves cop from chokehold at Deptford mall, cops say
Michael Carberry is charged with attempted homicide after placing a Deptford police officer in a chokehold at the Deptford Mall on Friday 5/19/23, police say.

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⬛ Are gas prices headed up for Memorial Day weekend in NJ?
What will it cost to fill-up for your Memorial Day weekend road trip in New Jersey?

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⬛ NJ businesses could soon be forced to keep unwanted workers
Pending legislation would require many employees to be retained for at least three months, even when a business changes ownership or service contracts.

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