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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 8,882,190 residents as of 2019 and an area of 8,722.58 square miles, making it the most densely populated of the 50 U.S. states. Its largest city is Newark. All but one county in New Jersey lie within the combined statistical areas of New York City or Philadelphia. New Jersey was the second-wealthiest U.S. state by median household income as of 2017.

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US transition: Trump continues attempt to cast doubt on election results [Video]

US transition: Trump continues attempt to cast doubt on election results

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a longtime ally of the president, blasted Trump's legal team, calling their work a "legal embarrassment" in an interview with ABC.

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Former NYC Mayor David Dinkins dies at 93 [Video]

Former NYC Mayor David Dinkins dies at 93

[NFA] David Dinkins, who served as New York City's first and only African American mayor during the 1990s, died on Monday at the age of 93, police said. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.

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Watch: Indian-Americans celebrate Chhath Puja in different parts of US [Video]

Watch: Indian-Americans celebrate Chhath Puja in different parts of US

Indian-Americans celebrated Chhath Puja to worship the Sun God at various places in the US. People gathered in small numbers due to Covid pandemic at various water bodies. Devotees performed Chhath..

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Indian-Americans celebrate Chhath puja in New Jersey [Video]

Indian-Americans celebrate Chhath puja in New Jersey

Indian-Americans gathered at bank of Lake Manalapan in New Jersey to celebrate the festival of Chhath. The four-day long hindu festival, Chhath Puja, dedicated to the Sun God, began on November 18. The..

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'We're more than double' prior surge -Omaha nurse [Video]

'We're more than double' prior surge -Omaha nurse

[NFA] Ten months into America’s worst health crisis in a century, and as COVID-19 cases surge worse than ever, the country’s front line workers are fighting misinformation, resistance to..

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Governors tighten restrictions as COVID-19 surges [Video]

Governors tighten restrictions as COVID-19 surges

[NFA] As total U.S. infections crossed the 11 million mark - just over a week after hitting 10 million - states and cities across the nation reimposed restrictions to stem the resurgent virus that is..

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'We're in for a long, dark winter': NJ Gov. [Video]

'We're in for a long, dark winter': NJ Gov.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on Thursday announced new restrictions for businesses regarding indoor use and added that unless everyone recommits to preventative measures to fight the coronavirus..

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Rosario Dawson congratulates boyfriend Cory Booker as he's re-elected into Senate [Video]

Rosario Dawson congratulates boyfriend Cory Booker as he's re-elected into Senate

Rosario Dawson has congratulated her boyfriend Cory Booker on being re-elected as New Jersey Senator.

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US presidential polls: Biden wins 192 electoral votes, Trump crawling at 114 [Video]

US presidential polls: Biden wins 192 electoral votes, Trump crawling at 114

As votes for US presidential elections are being counter, President Donald Trump and Republican nominee has won states of Indiana, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, Arkansas, South Dakota,..

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Rapper Fetty Wap's Brother Was Murdered In New Jersey [Video]

Rapper Fetty Wap's Brother Was Murdered In New Jersey

Rapper Fetty Wap's brother Twyshon Depew was shot and killed in New Jersey last week. According to a press release from the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office, the incident took place Thursday. CNN..

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Man Carves Sculpture Of Dwayne Johnson From A Tree [Video]

Man Carves Sculpture Of Dwayne Johnson From A Tree

The Rock has been crafted from an oak tree. Talented sculptor James O'Neal has painstakingly fashioned Dwayne Johnson from wood. The life-like sculpture was carved from a single piece of a red oak log...

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Return To Sender: Rookie USPS Mail Carrier Dumped Ballots Into New Jersey Dumpsters [Video]

Return To Sender: Rookie USPS Mail Carrier Dumped Ballots Into New Jersey Dumpsters

Nicholas Beauchene began working for the US Postal Service in July, 2020. No longer. The DOJ has charged him for dumping 1,875 pieces of mail, including ballots, in two dumpsters in North Arlington and..

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Kayleigh McEnany tests positive for COVID-19 [Video]

Kayleigh McEnany tests positive for COVID-19

[NFA] White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany is the latest White House staffer to test positive for the coronavirus, following an outbreak that has also infected the president, the first lady,..

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Chris Christie Helped Trump Prep For Debate, And All He Got Was This Lousy COVID-19 [Video]

Chris Christie Helped Trump Prep For Debate, And All He Got Was This Lousy COVID-19

CNN reports former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The news comes a day after US President Donald Trump announced he and First Lady Melania Trump..

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Her daughter is sick. She's caring for her grandchild. Now this New Jersey woman faces deportation, too.

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New Jersey reports record high COVID cases for 2nd day in a row

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COVID-19 still rages in America's prisons. Here's how states can save lives behind bars.

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