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David Faria and Chaim Gottlieb
David Faria and Chaim Gottlieb (Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)
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Lakewood Businessmen Charged with Sandy-Related Loan Fraud

The operators of Ocean County Search and Rescue in Lakewood head to court, accused of using the Superstorm and FEMA as the hook to float a $75,000 loan.

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An officer stands on the steps of the House side of the Capitol building
An officer stands on the steps of the House side of the Capitol building ( Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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Shutdown Bill Has Items For States, Fed Agencies

Here's a little secret about the bill Congress has approved ending the partial government shutdown and preventing a possible federal default: It's got goodies for some states and federal agencies too.

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Senate vote on budget bill
Senate vote on budget bill (CSPAN)
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House Joins Senate In Passing Budget Bill

Up against a deadline, Congress passed and sent a waiting President Barack Obama legislation late Wednesday night to avoid a threatened national default and end the 16-day partial government shutdown, the culmination of an epic political drama that placed the U.S. economy at risk.

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House Cancels Tuesday Night on Budget Bill

Time growing desperately short, Senate leaders took command of efforts to avert a Treasury default and end the partial government shutdown Tuesday night after a last big attempt by House Republicans abruptly collapsed.

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Gay marriage supporters celebrate at Garden State Equality's office in Montclair (WABC TV)
Gay marriage supporters celebrate at Garden State Equality's office in Montclair (WABC TV)
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Gay Couples Argue Against Waiting To Marry In NJ

Gay couples will be harmed if the New Jersey Supreme Court delays a lower court's ruling that same-sex marriage be legalized starting next week, a gay rights group said in a court filing Tuesday.

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(L-R) U.S. Senate Minority Whip Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) walk from McConnell's office to the Senate Chamber
(L-R) U.S. Senate Minority Whip Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) walk from McConnell's office to the Senate Chamber (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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Senators Closing In On Deal To Reopen Government [VIDEO]

Senate leaders are closing in on an agreement to reopen the government and forestall an economy-rattling default on U.S. obligations.

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Nobelprize winners for Economic Sciences
Nobelprize winners for Economic Sciences (YouTube)
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3 Americans Win Economics Nobel Prize

Americans Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen and Robert Shiller won the Nobel prize for economics on Monday for developing methods to study trends in stock, bond and housing markets.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) leaves the Capitol building
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) leaves the Capitol building (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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Default Looming, Day 14 Of Shutdown, No Solution

The United States moved perilously closer to an economy-rattling default and a partial government shutdown entered its third week as Senate Democratic and Republican leaders remained at odds over spending in their last-ditch negotiations to end the crises gripping the nation.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) leaves the Capitol building
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) leaves the Capitol building (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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Reid, McConnell Still At Odds Over Budget [VIDEO]

Senate leaders hit a snag today in their efforts to end a political stalemate that has idled over 350,000 federal workers and presented the country with the threat of a debt default.

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A woman cheers at a rally centered around reopening national memorials closed by the government shutdown, supported by military veterans, Tea Party activists and Republicans
A woman cheers at a rally centered around reopening national memorials closed by the government shutdown, supported by military veterans, Tea Party activists and Republicans (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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Senate goes into Sunday session

Members of the Senate are working today, and a floor session is scheduled even as the party leaders work behind the scenes on proposals for ending a budget stalemate that has left the government partially closed for a 13th day.

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Submerged Jet Coaster in Seaside Heights
Submerged Jet Coaster in Seaside Heights (Matt White, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Normalcy Eludes Many A Year After Sandy

Bart Sutton fought with his insurance company for a year over what it would cost to rebuild his flood-damaged home, then gave up in frustration and tore it down. A week later, the money came through.

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Tourists pose for pictures during a visit to the Statue of Liberty after it was reopened on Sunday
Tourists pose for pictures during a visit to the Statue of Liberty after it was reopened on Sunday (Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
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Statue Of Liberty Reopens Amid Federal Shutdown

Lady Liberty was once again welcoming visitors to her shores Sunday after the state agreed to shoulder the costs of running the famed statue during the federal government shutdown.

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