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New Jersey: U.S. state in the United States
New Jersey is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. It is a peninsula, 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 the Delaware Bay and Delaware. New Jersey is the fourth-smallest state by area but the 11th-most populous, with 9 million residents as of 2017, 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.


Labeled terrorists in their homeland, hundreds of Turks seek asylum in New Jersey

About 500 Turks arrived in New Jersey amid purge of Gulen followers Turkey blames for a 2016 coup attempt. The cleric has denied any involvement.  
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Cory Booker looking to gain traction in 4th Democratic debate

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker is looking to gain traction among Democratic voters in tonight's debate in Westerville, Ohio. CBSN political reporter Caitin Huey-Burns spoke with Booker's national press..
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'The Boss' Springsteen Showcases New Film [Video]'The Boss' Springsteen Showcases New Film

Musician and director of the film, Bruce Springsteen introduces his new album-based film "Western Stars" in New York. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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Dem hopefuls target Warren in latest debate [Video]Dem hopefuls target Warren in latest debate

Surging U.S. Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren came under repeated attack on her healthcare and tax policies in a debate on Tuesday, as moderate rivals pushed her to explain how she..

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What The CDC Knows About Vaping-Related Illnesses So Far [Video]What The CDC Knows About Vaping-Related Illnesses So Far

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have updated their figures concerning vaping-related deaths. California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas , Minnesota, Mississippi, and..

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Five Mysterious Things That Happened On Halloween [Video]Five Mysterious Things That Happened On Halloween

1. Illusionist Harry Houdini died on Halloween from a ruptured appendix in 1926. 2. An announcement on Halloween Eve in 1938 saying martians invaded New Jersey caused mass hysteria. 3. Joseph..

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Booker Campaign On The Rocks As Funding Dries Up [Video]Booker Campaign On The Rocks As Funding Dries Up

Cory Booker’s presidential campaign signaled Saturday that the New Jersey senator won’t be in the race much longer. According to Politico, Booker will drop out if he’s unable to raise nearly $2..

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'We're trying to help people' - says vape shop as NJ Gov. creates task force to combat vaping [Video]'We're trying to help people' - says vape shop as NJ Gov. creates task force to combat vaping

'I don't know anybody that has died from vaping the right stuff,' says owner at iVape, as NJ expects to announce vaping restrictions within weeks. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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How Did Pence Convince Trump To Make Him VP? [Video]How Did Pence Convince Trump To Make Him VP?

Indiana Governor Mike Pence was instrumental in getting Donald Trump elected President. Pence helped Trump win over evangelicals across the country. It was a stroke of genius on Trump's part. But how..

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The Happiest States In The U.S. [Video]The Happiest States In The U.S.

Feeling happy? It may have something to do with which geographic state you live in. Business Insider reports that Wallethub, a personal finance website, released its rankings for the happiest U.S...

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Soccer star Carli Lloyd kicks long NFL field goal [Video]Soccer star Carli Lloyd kicks long NFL field goal

U.S. soccer star Carli Lloyd kicks 55-yard field goal with NFL's Philadelphia Eagles

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New Jersey community grieves 'beloved' Hailey McMullen, 10, after her deadly fall from amusement ride

After being thrown from an amusement ride in New Jersey on Saturday night, Hailey McMullen, 10, died at a nearby hospital.
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Girl dies after being thrown from ride at New Jersey festival

A 10-year-old girl died after she was thrown from a ride at a New Jersey festival. CBSN New York has details.
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10-year-old girl killed in fall from amusement ride at New Jersey festival

Festival organizers said a parade that was scheduled for Sunday had been cancelled, but all other activities would continue.
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Ending retirement with cupcakes

Once Ray Boutwell worked in a bakery. But retirement wasn't sitting well with him, so at age 93 he started again from scratch, opening up his own business for the first time: Ray's Boozy Cupcakes, in..
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Cory Booker’s Unique Strength: 80-Plus Relatives in Iowa

As the senator from New Jersey enters a final sprint to relevance in Iowa, he has the backing of dozens of family members in the Des Moines area, with roots that date back more than a century.
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Volunteer coach with Down syndrome surprised with Super Bowl tickets by New York Giants player

Matt Gray, a volunteer high school football coach in New Jersey with Down syndrome, was given two Super Bowl tickets by an NY Giants player.
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Nine U.S. Democratic presidential hopefuls begin televised forum to tackle LGBTQ issues

Nine U.S. Democratic presidential candidates began appearing at an hours-long televised town hall on Thursday focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights, starting with New Jersey Senator..
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Clever pup finds ingenious way to play fetch by itself

A self-sufficient dog was seen playing fetch on its own at Rutgers University in New Jersey.
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Representative Josh Gottheimer: "It's irresponsible" to get ahead on Trump impeachment inquiry

As House Democrats push forward with the impeachment inquiry against President Trump, many of their colleagues are on recess in their home districts. CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns joins..
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New Jersey Democrat's support for impeachment inquiry brought up at town hall

A New Jersey Democratic congressman's support for the impeachment inquiry into President Trump came up at a town hall during Congress' two-week recess. Congressman Josh Gottheimer's district went for..
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The Yom Kippur Prayer on Cory Booker’s Lips

On the 2020 campaign trail, the senator from New Jersey relies on some help from his rabbinical friends, and his decades of Jewish learning.
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Man arrested after forcing his way onto flight in Miami

The flight bound for Newark, New Jersey departed more than three hours late
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We Found the Very Worst Commuter Train in America

Train #2606 has failed to show up for its morning run nearly 20 times this year, leaving riders in New Jersey fuming.
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Bodycam footage shows tense moments before shootout with New York bomber in 2016

Shootout with police in New Jersey ended in arrest of Ahmad Khan Rahimi, who was convicted of planting two bombs in New York and New Jersey in 2016.
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Cory Booker: Trump's Ukraine call summary is "proof" the president pressured a foreign nation

Senator Cory Booker released a statement Wednesday saying the Ukraine call summary is "proof that Trump pressured a foreign nation to meddle in our democracy again." His presidential campaign manager..
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Pilot stuck in trees for hours after small plane crashes in NJ

Police in New Jersey located the plane entangled in trees about 75 feet off the ground. The pilot was taken to a hospital for observation.
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How One Address Led to a $100 Million Tax Credit Scheme

To get the credits, 12 companies all threatened to leave New Jersey for the same office complex in New York. None followed through.
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Newark city officials say filters 97% effective in reducing lead in water

Temporary water filters installed in homes in New Jersey's largest city of Newark are at least 97 percent effective in reducing lead in drinking water, officials said on Monday, but that doesn't mean..
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Missing 5-year-old from New Jersey was likely lured into van

Dulce Maria Alavez vanished Monday from Bridgeton City Park about 30 miles south of Philadelphia
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N.J. man scouted potential terror targets in 3 cities, feds say

Prosecutors allege Alexei Saab, aiding Hezbollah, took photos or video of landmarks in New York, Boston and Washington including Statue of Liberty, Fenway Park and White House
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Referee who made high school wrestler cut dreadlocks is suspended for two years

New Jersey referee Alan Maloney, now suspended, made HS wrestler Andrew Johnson cut his dreadlocks before he could participate in a 2018 match.
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N.J. mayor says he was profiled at airport for being Muslim

Customs and Border Protection officers asked Mayor Mohamed Khairullah if he met with terrorists while in Turkey with his family, he says
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Multilevel Deck Collapse Injures 21 People at the Jersey Shore; 2 Treated for Trauma

The injured included firefighters who were in Wildwood, N.J., for an annual convention, the authorities said.
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At least 22 people injured after deck collapse at New Jersey event

A home’s multilevel deck collapsed Saturday evening at the Jersey Shore during an event weekend, trapping people and injuring at least 22, including some children, officials said.
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NJ mayor says he was asked whether he met with terrorists upon return from Turkey

Mohamed Khairullah, the longtime mayor of Prospect Park, New Jersey, was questioned at JFK Airport, and his phone was seized and held for 12 days.  
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Couple sues after alleged fertility clinic mix-up

A fertility clinic in New Jersey is being ordered to turn over a list of sperm donors after a white couple gave birth to an Asian baby. The lawsuit alleges the wrong sperm was used. Meg Oliver reports.
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New Jersey expected to announce vaping restrictions within weeks

Within weeks, New Jersey could become the latest state to restrict e-cigarette use, with the governor on Thursday launching a task force to find ways to curb vaping, linked by U.S. health officials to..
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Three New Jersey vapers sue Juul Labs over e-cigarettes

Lawsuits allege Juul Lab Inc. endangers the health of minors through their use of e-cigarettes  
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Alleged sperm donor mix-up "devastated" family’s life, lawyer says

A recently filed lawsuit alleges that a fertility clinic in New Jersey gave a woman sperm from a man who was not her husband. The couple is seeking monetary damages and information on their daughter's..
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New Jersey man breaks into Taylor Swift's home, vandalizes Trump golf course, police say

The same man who allegedly broke into Taylor Swift's home has also been charged with vandalizing Trump National Golf Course.  
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New Jersey wins legal challenge to PennEast natgas pipeline

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday barred PennEast Pipeline Co from using a federal law to seize properties controlled by the state of New Jersey in order to build a proposed $1 billion natural gas..
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U.S. court says PennEast cannot condemn NJ state lands for pipeline

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday barred PennEast Pipeline Co from using a federal law to seize properties controlled by the state of New Jersey in order to build a proposed $1 billion natural gas..
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Gay New Jersey couple booted from Uber car after kissing on way to Zac Brown Brand concert

Uber driver kicked a New Jersey couple out of her car after one of the women kissed her partner on the cheek.  
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New Jersey man scammed $2M from women by posing as a soldier on dating sites, prosecutors say

Authorities say the 35-year-old New Jersey man worked with conspirators in Ghana to deceive the victims.
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78 years later, a Navy veteran killed in Pearl Harbor finally returns home to New Jersey

An outpouring is expected for the homecoming funeral of a sailor from New Jersey, 78 years after his death in the Pearl Harbor attack.
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Like something from a sci-fi movie: Rare, two-headed rattlesnake found in New Jersey

The snake reportedly has two brains and each head acts independently of the other, according to Bob Zappalorti, CEO of Herpetological Associates.  
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Two-headed baby rattlesnake found In New Jersey

A two-headed baby rattlesnake was found in New Jersey.
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Snow White comforts boy with autism who had "meltdown" in Disney World

A mom from New Jersey shared a story about her son, Brody, who has nonverbal autism. When he became overwhelmed and had a "meltdown" at Disney World, Brody laid his head in Snow White's lap – and she..
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"Destructive devices" found near Labor Day parade route in N.J.

Thomas Kaiser, 55, was arrested and charged with possession of a destructive device for an unlawful purpose
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Police cancel Labor Day parade in New Jersey over security concern

A South Plainfield, New Jersey, man was arrested and charged with possession of a destructive device for an unlawful purpose after authorities canceled Monday's Labor Day Parade and other related..
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Labor Day parade canceled after explosive devices found; New Jersey governor was to attend

The South Plainfield, New Jersey Labor Day parade was canceled after a man was charged with possessing explosive devices.
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High school students say about 20% of their peers are vaping

Three New Jersey high school students spoke with "CBS This Morning" about whether new measures to curb teen vaping would actually work
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