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New Jersey: State in the northeastern United States
New Jersey is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the Northeastern United States. It is bordered on the north and east by the state of New York; on the east, southeast, and south by the Atlantic Ocean; on the west by the Delaware River and Pennsylvania; and on the southwest by Delaware Bay and the State of Delaware. New Jersey is the fourth-smallest state by area but the 11th-most populous, with nine million residents as of 2017 and an area of 8,722.58 square miles, making it the most densely populated of the 50 U.S. states, with its biggest city being Newark. New Jersey lies completely within the combined statistical areas of New York City and Philadelphia. New Jersey was the second-wealthiest U.S. state by median household income as of 2017.


United Airlines flight makes emergency landing after phone battery catches fire

An United Airlines flight From New Jersey to the Bahamas had to make an emergency landing after one carry-on proved too hot to handle.
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Forest fire in New Jersey burns at least 80 acres near Appalachian Trail

A forest fire burning through a hiking area crossed by the Appalachian Trail and a major interstate was mostly contained, NJ fire officials said.  
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Trump family visits the Taj Mahal [Video]Trump family visits the Taj Mahal

U.S. President Donald Trump, first lady Melania, Ivanka Trump, and Jared Kushner all visited India's famed Taj Mahal on Monday, part of the world leader's first official visit to that country.

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Trump jokes about border wall at USMCA event [Video]Trump jokes about border wall at USMCA event

During the signing ceremony of the new U.S.–Mexico–Canada Agreement, President Donald Trump on Wednesday joked if whether he should bring up the border wall at the USMCA event even though it..

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Bieber's New Album: Valentine's Day [Video]Bieber's New Album: Valentine's Day

After more than four years of waiting for new music, Bieber's fifth studio album "Changes" is set to be released on February 14. That same day tickets for his new US tour go on sale to the general..

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Bruce Springsteen's son sworn in as New Jersey firefighter [Video]Bruce Springsteen's son sworn in as New Jersey firefighter

Bruce Springsteen played the proud dad on Tuesday when his son was officially sworn in as a firefighter in the family's native New Jersey.

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Cory Booker quits Democratic presidential primary race [Video]Cory Booker quits Democratic presidential primary race

U.S. Senator Cory Booker, an African-American candidate who had bemoaned the increasing lack of diversity in the Democratic presidential field, ended his White House campaign on Monday. Zachary Goelman..

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Feds charge Hanukkah stabbing suspect with hate crime [Video]Feds charge Hanukkah stabbing suspect with hate crime

Federal prosecutors on Monday filed hate crime charges against a man accused of going on a stabbing rampage during a Hanukkah celebration at a rabbi's home north of New York City, saying the suspect..

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On the Trail of America’s First Women Voters

From 1776 to 1807, women in New Jersey had equal voting rights. Newly surfaced documents illuminate how that happened — and the origins of the messy, imperfect democracy we have today.
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NJ Gov. Phil Murphy to undergo surgery for a tumor on his kidney

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy plans to undergo surgery in early March to have a tumor removed from his kidney and is expected to make a full recovery.
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Phil Murphy, New Jersey Governor, Says He Has a Kidney Tumor

“The prognosis is very good and I’m profoundly grateful to my doctors for detecting the tumor early,” Mr. Murphy wrote on Twitter. He said he would undergo surgery early next month.
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New video shows details from fatal NJ shootout

Newly released video shows a shootout in Jersey City, New Jersey, where two shooters killed three people inside a koscher grocery store in December. The two shooters were later found dead inside the..
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Bus catches fire on NJ highway

A commuter bus carrying passengers into New York City caught fire on a New Jersey highway early Thursday. No injuries were reported. (Feb. 20)  
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Baby has wide-eyed reaction to chef's fire at hibachi restaurant

This baby was mesmerized by flames at a hibachi restaurant in New Jersey.
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Decades apart, father and son cared for by same NICU nurse in New Jersey

Zayne Caldwell was born 10 weeks early on Jan. 30 to David Caldwell and his fiancée, Renata Freydin. Nurse Lissa McGowan treated both father and son.  
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NJ teacher defends slavery lesson where he allegedly made whipping sounds, kicked students

An eighth grade history teacher is being investigated for allegedly teaching a "degrading" history lesson on slavery.
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$202 million Mega Millions winning lottery ticket sold in New Jersey

Only one lottery ticket matched all six numbers in Tuesday night's $202 million Mega Millions drawing and that ticket was sold in New Jersey.  
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Justice Dept. Sues Over Sanctuary Laws in California, N.J. and Seattle

The suits were an escalation of the Trump administration’s fight against laws that limit cooperation with federal immigration authorities.
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Four New Jersey cruise ship passengers hospitalized for coronavirus screening

About two dozen passengers aboard a Caribbean cruise ship that docked in Bayonne, New Jersey, on Friday morning were screened for coronavirus and four were sent to a local hospital for further..
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New Jersey authorities investigating four JV players for allegedly beating up coach after game

A video posted on social media showed at least four members of the Malcom X. Shabazz junior varsity allegedly assaulting their coach after a game.
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Jury orders Johnson & Johnson to pay $750 million in New Jersey talc case

Johnson & Johnson was ordered on Thursday by a New Jersey state jury to pay punitive damages of $750 million to four plaintiffs who allege that the company's Baby Powder caused their cancer, a ruling..
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Buttigieg left the trail to raise money.

He held a fund-raiser in Summit, N.J., early Wednesday afternoon and was planning two in New York: one Wednesday night and one Thursday morning.
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NJ dentist suspended after deadly bacterial outbreak leaves one dead, 12 needing surgery

A New Jersey oral surgeon has agreed to a five-year suspension of his medical license after over a dozen patients contracted bacterial endocarditis.
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What is that smell? 'Mystery odor' stumps officials in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey

For months, companies and officials in Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania have been fielding calls from people complaining of a "mystery odor."
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NJ mayor admits to getting drunk, taking off his pants and passing out in employee's bed

The revelation comes as lawmakers grapple with accusations of widespread misogyny in New Jersey's halls of power.  
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New Jersey mayor told he was not welcome at Trump rally after asking campaign to pay for visit

"I'm disappointed, frankly," said Mayor Pete Byron, who said that he still sees the presidential visit as a positive event for his summer resort city.
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At Rally, Trump Praises Van Drew for Leaving ‘Deranged’ Democratic Party

The president traveled to Wildwood, N.J., to return a political favor for a former moderate Democrat who last month switched parties and pledged his “undying support.”
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Trump to hold New Jersey rally after his lawyers wrap up impeachment defense

President Donald Trump will return to the campaign trail to repay a political favor and take his case for re-election into deep-blue New Jersey.
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Meet Jeff Van Drew, the party-switching lawmaker who will join Trump at his New Jersey rally

Former Democratic Congressman Jeff Van Drew, whom Donald Trump welcomed to the GOP, will join the president at a rally in Wildwood, New Jersey.
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School's in with Alice Cooper, Muhammad Ali's gym, Goldblum vs. plastic: News from around our 50 states

University offers scholarship in 'Hate U Give' author's honor in Mississippi, organ pipe theft attempt leaves church in shambles in New Jersey, and more
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NJ patient being evaluated for deadly coronavirus

A patient in New Jersey was being evaluated Thursday night for possible infection with the coronavirus.
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'You're indeed a hero!': 6-year-old New Jersey girl saves family from house fire, officials say

A 6-year-old girl is being credited with saving the lives of her parents and younger brother after she alerted her father to a fire in their home.
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Body of woman who was missing for almost 6 years found in car submerged in NJ river

Vanessa Smallwood of Maple Shade, N.J., was 46 at the time of her disappearance. She was identified in a statement from New Jersey State Police.
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Winter Storm That Dumped Snow in the Midwest Is Headed for the Northeast

Temperatures in the Twin Cities area are expected to fall below zero Saturday night, while parts of New Jersey can expect to see several inches of snow, meteorologists said.
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U.S. Supreme Court justices skeptical about New Jersey 'Bridgegate' convictions

U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared skeptical about the criminal prosecution of two associates of former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie who are appealing their convictions in the..
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New Jersey kosher market shooters planned another attack, possibly on Jews: prosecutor

The two people who carried out a fatal gun rampage at a kosher grocery store in northern New Jersey last month were planning another attack and may have targeted Jewish people, a spokesman for the U.S...
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'It's with a full heart that I share this news': Cory Booker drops out of 2020 race

The senator from New Jersey made his announcement in an email to supporters Monday.
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Massive fire in New Jersey leaves thousands without power: U.S. media

A massive fire engulfed many buildings in Bound Brook, New Jersey, late on Sunday, causing more than 100 residents to be evacuated and leaving around 3,000 people without power, local authorities and..
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'Disastrous' fire rips through NJ apartment buildings

Firefighters were battling a seven-alarm fire Sunday night that tore through two apartment buildings under construction in Bound Brook, New Jersey.  
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Supreme Court's war on prosecutors meets 'Bridgegate'

The court's impatience with federal prosecutors, even in cases of political corruption, may benefit ex-New Jersey governor Chris Christie's cronies.
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Fire in Bound Brook, N.J., Destroys New Luxury Complex

The blaze in the buildings, which were under construction, sowed panic in the downtown area and led transit officials to curtail train service.
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He Was Cruising in a G.O.P. Primary. Then Trump Endorsed an Ex-Democrat.

David Richter had been the front-runner in his House primary in New Jersey. That changed when the Democratic incumbent announced he was becoming a Republican, with the president’s support.
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Wife of Kennedy nephew joins race to oust New Jersey congressman who switched parties

The wife of a Kennedy nephew and former congressman on Monday joined the race to win the New Jersey seat held by U.S. Representative Jeff Van Drew, the erstwhile Democrat who joined President Donald..
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Deadly NJ police chases kill innocent victims, catch few crooks

Many police pursuits across the nation end tragically and disproportionately affect black people. Chases often start with a traffic violation.
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Don't throw food in the trash in Vermont, or ask about salary history in New Jersey. Here are 7 state law changes for 2020

A slew of state laws take effect in 2020 – ranging from mandatory composting to child abuse registries to diaper changing stations access
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To overcome travel ban, some taking cases to court

A New Jersey man took the federal government to court after being separated from his teenage daughter for almost two years because of the ban on Syrian travel. Advocates say the waiver process is..
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Menorah lighting in Jersey City

A menorah was lit in Jersey City, New Jersey on Sunday evening to celebrate the first night of Hannukah.  
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In NJ a slow-motion evacuation from climate change

Across New Jersey, the state has bought and torn down 700 homes as whole neighborhoods are projected to be underwater in coming decades due to rising sea levels from climate change. (Dec. 23)  
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‘I’m Kidnapped’: A Father’s Nightmare on the Border

A father was tortured in front of his 3-year-old son until his wife in New Jersey paid $2,000 to his captors. Hundreds of migrants, turned back by the U.S., are facing new dangers in Mexico.
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New Jersey Is Third State to Ban Discrimination Based on Hair

“No one should be made to feel uncomfortable or be discriminated against because of their natural hair,” Gov. Phil Murphy said.
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