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Executioner in ISIS video is N.J. high school grad, magazine says

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A man in his mid-20s who graduated from Atlantic City High School is believed to be the first American member of the Islamic State terror group to be filmed beheading a prisoner.

President Trump is a racist, N.J. mayor says at 'unity rally'

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Mayors from across Essex County gathered Thursday in a 'Unity Rally' to denounce hate and Presidents Trump's alleged words about immigrants from 's---hole' countries.

A budget airline flying out of N.J. will now fly to New Orleans

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Spirit Airlines announced it will expand its operations out of the Atlantic City Airport by adding a new route to New Orleans

N.J. makes sure automatic machine guns aren't legal here | Editorial

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Just before leaving office, then Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill outlawing bump stocks, making the sale or the possession of these accessories a third-degree crime carrying a sentence of three to five years in prison, a fine of up to $15…

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TV crew tried to sneak fake explosive device through Newark Airport security, feds say

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At least seven members of a television crew shooting for CNBC have been arrested for trying to sneak a fake explosive device through a security checkpoint at Newark Airport, the TSA said.

Responding to Trump, N.J. politicos push bill to let you deduct full 2018 property taxes

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Many New Jersey taxpayers prepaid their 2018 property taxes before the IRS ruled they wouldn't be deductible in 2017.

Jersey City man accused of murder at age 16 acquitted of all counts

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Emotion overwhelmed an 18-year-old Jersey City man who was charged with murder at the age of 16 when the jury took only a few hours of deliberation to find him not guilty of all six counts he faced this afternoon.

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Harley Barber mom: I agree with Alabama expulsion over racist Instagram videos

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The mother of Harley Barber, the New Jersey teen who was expelled from University of Alabama after posting racist videos on Instagram, said she didn't raise her to be a racist.

Pedestrian fatally struck in Jersey City

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The crash occurred near Grand Street and Johnson Avenue.

Christopher Columbus statues across the state splattered with red paint

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At least four statues of the polarizing historical figure were vandalized this week.

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Man kept accelerating after driving stolen cop car into train station: court docs

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Brito-Avalos, of Suffern, was ordered to be held in jail pending the outcome of the charges by a Superior Court judge on Wednesday, officials said.

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Doctor used cash, drugs and favors to pay for wife's hitman, prosecutor says

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James Kauffman is accused of paying to have a hitman kill April Kauffman after she threatened to disclose her husband's prescription drug ring.

N.J. court tosses rape case because prosecutors revealed defendant's immigrant status

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Revealing defendant was in country illegally may have tainted jury, state Supreme Court rules.

Big changes may be coming to your local Dunkin' Donuts

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The popular chain is upgrading its look and menu offerings. It's also changing its name

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N.J.-based Wyndham to buy La Quinta hotels for $1.95B

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It is a cash deal that is expected to be finalized in the second quarter of 2018.

Women's March on N.J. 2018: What you need to know to go

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The Women's March on New Jersey will be held Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Morristown. It is one of hundreds of Women's March 2018 events being held across the nation.

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What voters think of Trump at the one-year mark

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President Donald Trump was inaugurated a year ago Saturday.

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Phil Murphy: Don't worry, Jersey, I only want higher taxes on millionaires

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"You're not going to get taxed" at a higher level, unless you are a millionaire, Gov. Phil Murphy says.

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Jersey Journal front and back page news: Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

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Patrick Villanova | The Jersey Journal The death of a 48-year-old woman at the medical ward inside Hudson County jail has been ruled a suicide after an "abundant amount of foreign material" was found inside her stomach, her autopsy report.…

Shake Shack plans to open at least 4 new locations in N.J.

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The popular burger and milkshake restaurant opened its first location in New Jersey in 2013. The four Shake Shack spots double its locations in the state

Thursday, Jan 18

Cop who fatally shot man in alleyway was justified, authorities say

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Darryl Fuqua, 24, was shot twice in an alleyway in Bridgeton in February, authorities said.

2 dead in Route 80 truck crash that closed highway (VIDEO)

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Two people were killed in a multi-vehicle accident in Mount Olive late Wednesday afternoon, State Police said.

Phil Murphy on raising N.J. minimum wage: 'We are done with this us vs. them' attitude

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In his inaugural speech, Gov. Phil Murphy said made a point of saying he wanted to act quickly on legislation that would help the working poor, among others.

Wednesday, Jan 17

N.J. lawmakers must stop schools from 'passing the trash,' groups say

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The bill is aimed at preventing teacher accused of sexual misconduct from getting hired in new schools clueless about their pasts.

Truck spreading sand overturns after being hit by car

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A 39-year-old woman was issued two summonses

Union County school closings, delayed openings due to snow (Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018)

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More snow is in the forecast for New Jersey, with a small storm passing through the area expected to begin Tuesday night and lasting into the morning rush Wednesday. Below is a list of school closings and delayed openings scheduled...

Racist videos made by student from N.J. denounced by University of Alabama

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Officials at the University of Alabama are investigating racist social media videos made by a student who says she is from New Jersey in one post that was made on MLK Jr. Day.

Tuesday, Jan 16

How N.J. brothers found lost Rembrandt worth $1M under a ping-pong table

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The 9-inch painting in Roger Landau's basement turned out to be a long-lost Rembrandt.

Chris Christie's final acts: Bills he made law and killed, from drones to circus animals

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Before Gov. Chris Christie leaves office noon on Tuesday, he signed a flurry of bills into law and vetoed a bunch more.

Service to social justice: How N.J. spent MLK Day

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Though the Civil Rights icon, Martin Luther King Jr. was killed nearly 50 years ago, New Jerseyans showed the fight for justice continues.

Fighting the Garden State KKK | Opinion

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Something to think about the next time there are protests against bigotry and some folks are content to suggest there are good people on both sides.

Monday, Jan 15

N.J. bans gun device used in Las Vegas shooting after Christie signs bill

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Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill into law Monday that bans "bump stocks" in New Jersey.

Check your freezer: 29K cases of ice cream bars recalled over listeria fears

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The recall started small but widened last week to include tens of thousands of cases of ice cream

Phil Murphy could revive the power of public labor unions in New Jersey

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Gov.-elect Phil Murphy is expected to appoint a new leader to an influential state labor commission.

New podcast allows Booker to lift up his voice in advance of 2020 election

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U.S. Sen. Cory Booker interviewed Rep. John Lewis on a podcast begun on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.

Sunday, Jan 14

10 treated for exposure to hazardous material after incident at plastics company

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A police officer, fire fighters, emergency volunteers and a company employee were treated after they were exposed to smoke and fumes.

Democrats take control ... of empty treasury | Moran

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If Phil Murphy wants to turn New Jersey into a progressive haven, he'll have to cut spending first.

Community rallies to find missing 74-year-old woman

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A Facebook page has been started to help find Mary Ann Clark.

Rape kit art fights sexual assault, reclaims 'snowflake' label

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Amy Tingle began the project after she was called a 'snowflake' as a slur when she criticized an ice cream shop's logo.