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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.

Uber OK with New Jersey attorney general deciding on background checks

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Ride-hailing company Uber supports letting New Jersey's attorney general decide what type of background checks its drivers should use rather than lawmakers, but says it still plans to leave the state if fingerprinting is required.

AFL-CIO leader: "Trump doesn't have our backs"

The leader of the AFL-CIO plans to tell members at a convention in Atlantic City that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is no friend of organized labor.

New Jersey introduces 23-cent gas tax hike

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Legislation that raises a wholesale fuel tax by 23 cents while cutting the estate tax, retirement income taxes and increasing a credit for lower-income families has formally been introduced.

Man arrested at rally planned to kill Trump

LAS VEGAS — A British man arrested at a weekend Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas tried to grab a police officer's gun so he could kill the presidential candidate after planning an assassination for about a year, according to authorities.

How Donald Trump treats his managers

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Donald Trump acquired a pair of Atlantic City casinos in the mid-1980s, he pitted his managers against each other in a ferocious competition over everything from booking entertainers to attracting high-rolling gamblers.

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