Here are the top New Jersey news stories for Friday:

⬛ Supreme Court set to rule on student loan forgiveness
1.1 million NJ residents could see 20k in loan debt wiped out....or not

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⬛ New Jersey needs to pray for soaking summer rains
The latest Drought Monitor report shows the Garden State needs multiple soaking rains to get back in the normal range and avoid a possible drought later this summer

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⬛ NJ swimmer dies trying to cross a river
Authorities are advising all New Jersey residents to not attempt to swim in or across the Delaware this summer

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⬛ It's time to victim-proof your life
Watch the replay of Eric Scott's Town Hall broadcast with expert tips to protect your life, home, car and bank accounts

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⬛ As rents shoot higher, more NJ residents facing homelessness
A new report finds many lower income NJ residents have to work 96 hours a week to afford a modest two bedroom apartment.

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