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Emma Jacobs

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New Jersey's Privatized Lottery Didn't Meet Targets for its First Year

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Governor Chris Christie privatized the state lottery last year to make the system more profitable but the operator is running up higher costs and bringing in less revenue.

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Christie Heads to Canada on Trade Mission

Thursday, December 04, 2014

WNYC
Governor Christie's two-day trade mission to Canada begins in Alberta, the origin of the controversial Keystone pipeline.

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Gov. Christie Chooses a Democratic nominee for Rutgers board

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Gov. Christie made an unusual — and political — choice when he announced announced a board nominee who’s been working with his critics.

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Pothole on Road to White House: Can Christie afford a gas tax hike?

Monday, December 01, 2014

New Jersey will run out of money to fix roads, repair dilapidated bridges and buy new rail cars a year early, as Governor Chris Christie prepares for an expected presidential run.

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Marking Time: Exhibit Shows Prison-Made Art

Thursday, November 20, 2014

From a miniature camper van made out of soda cans to abstract paintings, a Rutgers University exhibit showcases the work of inmate artists.

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Gov. Christie Considers Proposals to Save Atlantic City

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A controversial move used by Detroit is among the choices the New Jersey Governor is considering.

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How to Stop Atlantic City From Becoming the Next Detroit

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

WNYC
Ahead of a Wednesday summit on the future of Atlantic City, Senate President Steve Sweeney shared a proposal to lower the city's property taxes, up 53 percent in two years.

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Authorities Search For Ambush Suspect In Pocono Mountains

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Hundreds of police are combing the woods for the suspect in this moth's ambush of a Pennsylvania State Police barracks, unsettling residents of the village of Canadensis in the Pocono Mountains.

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As Casinos Close, Atlantic City Tries To Pivot Focus Elsewhere

Monday, September 01, 2014

Thousands of employees lost their casino jobs with the closure of the Showboat and Revel casinos in Atlantic City. This is the latest development in a painful transition for Atlantic City, which faces greater competition for gamblers from neighboring states.

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Mo'ne Davis Throws Like A Girl — At 70 MPH

Saturday, August 16, 2014

She made history at the Little League World Series, becoming the first girl to pitch a shutout. With an uncanny arm and easy cool, she's leading a band of underdogs deeper into the postseason.

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Atlantic City's Casino Crisis: A Cautionary Tale

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

With the announcements of the planned closures of the Showboat and Trump Plaza casinos, the New Jersey town that once had the monopoly on gaming in the northeast is at a crucial turning point.

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More Municipalities Deny Federal Requests, Won't Detain Immigrants

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Local police are sometimes asked to hold immigrants suspected of crimes until they can be moved to federal custody for deportation. But a mix of politics and liability is undermining that system.

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Out Of The Sounds Of Jersey, A Familiar Voice Makes A Mosaic

Friday, July 04, 2014

Bernie Wagenblast is the voice behind New York City subway announcements. He's also on a mission to visit every New Jersey town, collecting the sounds that define each one.

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For Ukrainian Patient, Care Comes From Quiet Philly Suburb

Monday, April 21, 2014

Ukrainian hospitals have been overwhelmed since the start of violent clashes between protesters and police. Emma Jacobs of WHYY reports on the international relief effort organized out of Pennsylvania by one Ukrainian-American doctor, and on one of the patients who has received her care.

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DuckDuckGo Benefits From Internet Searchers Wanting Privacy

Monday, June 24, 2013

Online search engines that protect users' privacy are seeing a spike in traffic after the NSA surveillance revelations. DuckDuckGo, which does not track users at all, says it's seen record-breaking traffic.

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Employees To Face 'Term Limits' At Casino

Monday, January 30, 2012

A new casino set to open in Atlantic City has announced it will set term limits for its front-line staff. When employees' terms run out, they'll have to go through the hiring process again. The casino says the policy will keep service fresh. Others say the company is taking advantage of a tough job market.

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