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Bridgegate court filings focus on missing text messages

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case contend they shouldn't be penalized in court for not producing text messages between Gov. Chris Christie and an aide that are the subject of a defense subpoena.

Atlantic City to hire 60 teens in summer program

ATLANTIC CITY — The city will hire 60 teenagers for student assistant positions this summer.

'Wounded Warrior' caregiver bill passes Assembly

The New Jersey General Assembly passed a bill Monday aimed at easing the financial difficulties of caregivers tending to the needs of wounded veterans.

New Jersey lawmakers to vote on $35B budget

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's nearly $35 billion budget is on a path to Republican Gov. Chris Christie's desk.

Similar frustrations for Trump and Brexit voters

MAYBOLE, Scotland (AP) — At the heart of the campaign that led Britain to vote to leave the European Union was a desire to regain independence lost amid a globalized world. It's the same kind of feeling that Donald Trump rode to become the presumptive Republican nominee in the U.S., where he campaigns to put "America first" and "make America great again."

Trump v. Wynn, and other Atlantic City battles

As president, Donald Trump has said he’ll get his way on the world stage — by making Mexico pay for a border wall and China change its trade policies, for a start.

Former North Jersey state Sen. Raymond Bateman dies at 88

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A veteran state lawmaker who helped create New Jersey's county college system and once ran for governor has died.

Trump tries to play down Americans' fear of Brexit fallout

ABERDEENSHIRE, Scotland (AP) — Donald Trump is trying to play down Americans' fears about the possible financial fallout from the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union.

Trans-Atlantic Trend? Trump sees UK vote as validation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Britain's stunning vote to bolt from the European Union sent political tremors across the Atlantic, fueling Donald Trump's confidence that frustrated U.S. voters will back similarly sweeping change and rattling Democrats who are banking on Americans ultimately choosing a more conventional leader in Hillary Clinton.

Democrats approved platform draft with Sanders' imprint

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Democrats approved a draft of the party platform early Saturday that includes steps to break up large Wall Street banks, advocates for a $15 an hour wage and urges the abolition of the death penalty, reflecting the influence of Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign.

CNN hires fired Trump campaign manager Lewandowski

NEW YORK — CNN snapped up former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski to work as a political commentator on Thursday, only three days after the political operative was fired.

LoBiondo expects House vote on gun restrictions

With Democratic lawmakers sitting in at the Capitol over gun control, it seems that South Jersey Republican U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo’s office has been swamped with calls on the issue.

Obama immigration plan blocked by 4-4 tie at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — A tie vote by the Supreme Court is blocking President Barack Obama's immigration plan that sought to shield millions living in the U.S. illegally from deportation.

House Democrats end sit-in over gun control

BREAKING: Aide says House Democrats to end 25-hour sit-in on chamber floor over demands for gun control votes.

Christie "can't wait" to see Atlantic City fiscal plan

Gov. Chris Christie “can’t wait” to see Atlantic City’s fiscal recovery plan.

New Jersey Democrats set to unveil 2017 spending plan

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Democrats who control New Jersey's Legislature are set to offer their own version of the 2017 budget as a counter to Republican Gov. Chris Christie's nearly $35 billion spending plan.

Britain voting whether to remain in the European Union Thursday

LONDON (AP) — Voters in Britain are deciding Thursday whether the country should remain in the European Union — a historic referendum that threatens to undermine the experiment in continental unity that began in the aftermath of World War II.

Rebellious Democrats disrupt House, stage protest over guns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rebellious Democrats shut down the House's legislative work on Wednesday, staging a sit-in on the House floor and refusing to leave until they secured a vote on gun control measures before lawmakers' weeklong break.

Atlantic City MUA moves closer to private partnership

ATLANTIC CITY — The Municipal Utilities Authority recently took steps to explore leasing itself to a private company, resuming the ongoing saga over the resort’s water works.

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