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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at an event at the University of New Hampshire in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday, May 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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Christie plans to unveil college affordability plan

Gov. Chris Christie says he plans to announce in the near future a detailed proposal for making college more affordable and to ensure that institutions of higher education are matching students' skills to the needs of employers.

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BB King dead at age 89
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B.B. King, Legendary Blues Guitarist, Dead at 89

B.B. King — singer, songwriter and groundbreaking blues guitarist — died peacefully in his sleep Thursday evening in his home in Las Vegas. He was 89.

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There may be dangers to taking diet and fitness to an extreme. (Comstock, ThinkStock)
There may be dangers to taking diet and fitness to an extreme. (Comstock, ThinkStock)
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Fitness trends: The dangers of extreme dieting or exercise

In the fifth and final installment of our week-long series on diet and fitness trends, we took a closer look at the benefits and consequences of taking diet and fitness programs to the extreme.

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(kzenon, ThinkStock)
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Fitness trends – How technology is helping us stay on track

In Part 3 of our week-long series on diet and fitness trends, we took a closer look at the technology that plays a role in our meal and exercise routines.

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(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Smith bill would increase pressure for return of fugitives

When murderers and other convicted felons escape the United States, why is it so hard to bring them back? That question forms the nucleus of federal legislation re-introduced by New Jersey Representatives Chris Smith (R-12) and Albio Sires (D-8).

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townhouses in New Jersey
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Townhouses in greater demand in New Jersey

The needs of two competing generations have combined to form a greater demand for townhomes across the Garden State and the country, and in some areas, builders are struggling to keep up.

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Rep. Tom MacArthur in his Ocean County District Office (Townsquare Media)
Rep. Tom MacArthur in his Ocean County District Office (Townsquare Media)
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MacArthur provisions added to defense spending, fishing bills

Federal measures governing military spending and oversight of fishing interests proceed with new language inserted by shore Representative Tom MacArthur (R-3).

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A new study shows that millennial women are having fewer babies. (Wavebreakmedia Ltd, ThinkStock)
A new study shows that millennial women are having fewer babies. (Wavebreakmedia Ltd, ThinkStock)
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Millennial women are having fewer kids, study shows

A new report from the Urban Institute finds millennial women are having fewer babies than previous generations.

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Cost to operate a vehicle is down 2 percent this year

Falling gas prices and finance charges have brought the annual cost to own and operate a vehicle down to $8,698, which is about 2 percent lower than last year, according to AAA's 2015 Your Driving Costs study.

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Mariusz Malkowski
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2 New Jersey survivors returning from Mount Everest avalanche

A Brick family is awaiting the return of their oldest daughter, who was hiking in Nepal when a powerful earthquake devastated the country on Saturday.

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Worst tax systems in the US? New Jersey ranks second

New Jersey has the second worst tax system in the nation, according to a new survey. California ranks number one.

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Volunteers work to remove debris at the historic Dharahara tower after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal
Volunteers work to remove debris at the historic Dharahara tower after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha, File)
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Rescuers struggle to reach remote Nepal areas as toll rises

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- The death toll from Nepal's earthquake soared past 3,700 Monday, and how much higher it would rise depended largely on the condition of vulnerable mountain villages that rescue workers were still struggling to reach two days after the disaster.

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