Obama administration’s Andy Kim defeats Tom MacArthur, Obamacare repeal author, in narrow House win

Democrats’ ads in the district placed a heavy focus on MacArthur’s role in the Obamacare repeal effort, but it wasn't enough.

Today in Trump’s America: White House cooks up fake excuse to revoke Jim Acosta’s press pass

The move appears to be yet another distraction from Trump’s behavior — this time the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, which came Wednesday afternoon.

This Week in Sports and Social Justice: NJ mulls pulling its Nike investments, Eric Reid gets a deal

Check out our weekly roundup of news coverage related to activism in the world of sports, both on and off the field.

New Jersey GOP lawmaker under fire for saying orphanages are better than letting LGBTQ people adopt

“There are many others who would like to adopt who can acquire a child,” Smith told a student about why he thinks LGBT people are not as worthy as heterosexual people to adopt.

A food trail celebrating Anthony Bourdain may be coming to New Jersey

A New Jersey politician hopes to honor the late chef with a 10-stop food trail in his home state.

Super Tuesday live blog: Voters head to the polls in 8 states across the country

It’s expected to be a late night. Polls don’t start closing until 8 p.m. Eastern.

Why New Jersey’s primaries hold the key to Democrats’ hopes of a House majority

California is garnering a lion’s share of the attention, but results out of the primaries in New Jersey are equally as important to Democrats’ chances at winning a House majority in November.
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17 states sue Trump administration over attempt to roll back vehicle emissions standards

States are taking action on climate change and the environment — and being held accountable by their citizens.
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How voting access is being expanded ahead of November midterms

After years of voting rights restrictions, measures to expand voting access are now being enacted nationwide.

Trump is keeping a New York tunnel project in limbo, and it could have major effects on the economy

Trump's opposition has put the fate of a new tunnel under the Hudson River in limbo — and it could have a nationwide effect on the economy.

Long known for music, Asbury Park, New Jersey, starts to embrace its artsy side

The city where Bruce Springsteen got his start is becoming a haven for street artists.

As the federal government fails to act, here’s what states have done for gun control under Trump

As the federal government fails to act after another mass shooting, here are three key laws that states have been enacting to address gun control.

Walking on Broken Glass: The evolution of the ‘Real Housewives’ drink throw

Here are all 15 instances (thus far) — and whether or not the throw was genuine or calculated.
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New Jersey Shooting: 16-year-old boy allegedly killed his family just before the new year

A teenage boy is in police custody after allegedly shooting and killing three family members and a family friend minutes before midnight.

This documentary celebrates bodegas as an integral part of life in America

Bodegas reveal a part of American culture rarely shown in popular art.

Democratic wave in Virginia could spur even more House Republican retirements

A spate of Republicans could retire from Congress after the GOP's dismal performance in Virginia Tuesday night.

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Politician who shared sexist meme on Facebook loses to woman who decided to run to unseat him

Ashley Bennett saw his sexist post and decided to run against him — and won.

Election 2017: Democrats sweep gubernatorial election in Virginia, New Jersey

Democrats have swept the gubernatorial elections in Virginia and New Jersey in what looks to be a massive Democratic wave.

Republican congressman in key swing district says he will retire ahead of 2018 midterms

Rep. Frank Lobiondo will be the 13th Republican representative to either announce retirement or resign since Trump's election.
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Who’s sending anti-Asian hate mail in New Jersey? Hate-group watchdogs say this is a new one.

“This is not the normal thing for hate groups to do.”

Halloween ideas 2017: The 10 best cities to trick-or-treat, party and celebrate

How to save money on Halloween — and the best places in the US for trick-or-treat, parties and more.

Equifax credit freeze: Why to do this after the data breach — and how much it costs in each US state

Equifax data breach got you down? Here's how to freeze your credit and keep scammers from destroying your finances.

This is the best free thing to do in every state in America

Whoever said, "Nothing in life is free" hasn't checked out our list of free things to do in the United States.

Even where marijuana is decriminalized, police continue to target minorities for arrests

What if prosecutors just started throwing out these cases en masse?
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Chris Christie sunbathing on beach he closed to the public becomes legendary meme

After the New Jersey governor was photographed hanging out on an empty beach he had closed to the public as part of a government shutdown, the internet went to work.
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Chris Christie and family photographed relaxing on beach he closed to the public

The embattled governor sunned himself on a government-run beach that the public was banned from.

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Texas Supreme Court rules spousal benefits for LGBTQ employees are not guaranteed

The Texas judges cast doubt over whether the Supreme Court's marriage equality ruling extends to spousal benefits.

Support for same-sex marriage hits a high point, even among those previously opposed to it

A majority of baby boomers and African-Americans, who had expressed strong opposition in recent years, now favor marriage equality.

NYC Pride 2017: From feathers to glitter to rainbows, here are the pride looks you need to see

People took to the streets of New York City over the weekend to show their support of LGBTQ people across the globe.
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New Jersey bill would require kids to be taught how to interact with police

Students from kindergarten through 12th grade would receive the education.