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Wealthy former Goldman Sachs executive Phil Murphy won the Democratic nomination, while Christie's top deputy, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno , got the GOP nod in the battle to replace the unpopular governor. In her victory speech Tuesday night, Guadagno, 58, promised to lower property taxes for New Jersey residents. Those four candidates all met in two state-sponsored debates.
  • Twitter users threaten legal action if Trump doesn't unblock them

    Twitter users threaten legal action if Trump doesn't unblock them

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    Although Trump started @realDonaldTrump as a private citizen and Twitter isn't government-run, the Knight institute lawyers argue that he's made it a public forum by using it to discuss policies and engage with citizens. Papp later tweeted that he is a registered Republican and said Trump was "so mentally weak & intolerant of dissent he blocks United States citizens critical of his policies from even reading his latest pronouncements".
  • 4-Star QB Prospect Justin Fields Decommits from Penn State

    4-Star QB Prospect Justin Fields Decommits from Penn State

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    My decision to re-open my recruitment is in no way a reflection of any deficiencies of PSU, its coaches, players or fans". The No. 4 overall player in the ESPN 300 , Fields committed to the Nittany Lions in December of past year, just after his junior football season concluded.
  • Sacked Florida employee shoots five ex-colleagues in head

    Sacked Florida employee shoots five ex-colleagues in head

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    John Robert Neumann Jr ., a 45-year-old US Army veteran, was armed with a semi-automatic handgun and hunting knife when he entered a business called Fiamma , which describes itself as one of the world's largest manufacturers of awnings for recreational vehicles.
  • AP source says Comey told boss about Trump worries

    AP source says Comey told boss about Trump worries

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    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told the Post that Trump is "infuriated at a deep-gut, personal level" with the news media for covering the Russian Federation investigation story, and for praising Comey after Trump's decision to fire him.
  • White House, allies scramble for ways to counter Comey

    White House, allies scramble for ways to counter Comey

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    Trump fired James Comey, former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, on May 9 amid accusations that the president was trying to squelch a federal probe into the Russian Federation claims . "He is not going to Congress to make accusations about the president's intent, instead he's there to share his concerns", the source said , and tell the committee "what made him uneasy" and why he felt a need to write the memo documenting the conversation.
  • Peacock ruins $500 in wine after crashing liquor store

    Peacock ruins $500 in wine after crashing liquor store

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    And that spooked Ghanem. Animal control was called to the scene, and after some time trying to coax it down from a shelf with a net, the bird finally relented. Cellphone video taken by Ghanem shows the sometimes-comical efforts to wrangle the peahen. "A lady said, 'Hey, uh, you have a bird inside your store,"' he recounted.
  • United States defense chief: 'Americans will do the right thing' in Pacific

    United States defense chief: 'Americans will do the right thing' in Pacific

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    The danger of North Korea , anxiety of a coercive China and the threat of terrorism dominated talks between Australia and other regional countries at a security summit in Singapore over the past two days. China - a Russian ally - has pitted itself against its smaller neighbours in claiming disputed islands, coral reefs and lagoons in the South China Sea.
  • Man stuffs 15 bottles of motor oil, 30 DVDs into pants

    Man stuffs 15 bottles of motor oil, 30 DVDs into pants

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    Unfortunately for the thief, a Polk County Sheriff's Office detective was parked outside and saw the whole thing happen. But that wasn't all. What he didn't see was the detective waiting outside in an unmarked vehicle. The suspect, identified by deputies as William Jason Hall , was arrested. Hall was arrested on a charge of petit theft, but the charge was upgraded to a felony because it was his third arrest, according to News Channel 8.
  • Trump defends tweeting as way to get out 'honest' message

    Trump defends tweeting as way to get out 'honest' message

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    Tuesday on The Lead , host Jake Tapper was stunned by the President's Tweet . The president tweeted early on Tuesday: "The FAKE MSM (main stream media ) is working so hard trying to get me not to use Social Media". Trump's tweet came one day after Kellyanne Conway, for instance, visited NBC's Today show to excoriate the press for covering Trump' explosive Twitter tirade about his " travel ban ", and his attack of the mayor of London shortly after attackers in that city killed seven.
  • Explosion at Wisconsin corn milling plant kills at least 1

    Explosion at Wisconsin corn milling plant kills at least 1

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    A note posted on the company's website said the company would be closed until further notice. As Ramirez and others waited for more information about the explosion and the workers, questions about what would happen to other Didion employees, and what the company's future in Cambria looks like, added to the uncertainty Thursday.