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FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2014, file photo, nembers of Missouri National Guard stand outside of the Ferguson Police Department and the Municipal Court in Ferguson, Mo. A Justice Department investigation has found patterns of racial bias in the Ferguson police department and at the municipal jail and court. The full report, to be publicly released on March 4, says the investigation found Ferguson officers disproportionately used excessive force against blacks and too often charged them with petty offenses. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
Officials: US report finds racial bias in Ferguson policeOfficials: Justice Dept. finds patterns of racial bias in Ferguson police, court and jail
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, stands with senators on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 3, 2015, as they host a luncheon following his speech to Congress. From left are, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., Netanyahu, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., and Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Netanyahu warns US 'bad deal' would put Iran on nuclear pathCheered by Congress, Netanyahu denounces nuclear deal with Tehran; Obama sternly retorts
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In this photo provided by Grinnell College is Raynard Kington, president of Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa. Facing scrutiny over its practices for responding to sexual assault, Kington has taken the unusual step of asking the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights to to review whether three cases were handled appropriately the private school that is well-known for its tradition of campus activism. (AP Photo/Grinnell College)
Facing scrutiny on sex assault, college asks feds for reviewFacing scrutiny over sexual assault, college asks federal office to review handling of 3 cases
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This Monday, March 2, 2015 photo provided by courtesy of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize shows, Tena Stivicic, left, (U.K. and Croatia), and Alex Kilgore, the president of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, at the reception held at Playwrights Horizons in New York. Stivicic has won the oldest and most prestigious playwriting prize for women for her sweeping play about four generations of women growing up in Croatia after World War II. The author of "3 Winters" was awarded the international Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and $25,000 on Monday night.  (AP Photo/Courtesy Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, Richard Termine)
Tena Stivicic's '3 Winters' wins Blackburn PrizeTena Stivicic wins prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for her play '3 Winters'
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FILE - In this Monday, March 2, 2015 file photo, snow removal begins along the right field line of Wrigley Field while the Chicago Cubs press forward on renovations to Wrigley Field as opening day approaches in Chicago.  (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Cubs' scramble on Wrigley Field hits bump when mayor balksCubs' scramble with Wrigley renovation hits bump when Chicago mayor balks at 24-hour work
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2014 file photo, Iraqi security forces and Shiite fighters are deployed during a military operation to regain control of the villages around the town of Tikrit, 80 miles (130 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq. The success - or failure - of the latest effort to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown will serve as a test for Iraqi forces and powerful Shiite militias as they prepare to launch major operations to take back northern Iraq. But challenges remain for Iraq's embattled military which is still working to recover losses suffered during the Islamic State's initial onslaught last year.  (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File)
AP ANALYSIS: US on sidelines of key Iraqi battle against ISAP ANALYSIS: US on sidelines of key battle against Islamic State in Iraq as Iranians step up
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Obama, EU leaders discuss new Russia sanctions over UkraineObama, European leaders discuss fresh Russia sanctions over Ukraine, boosting monitors
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Senator John  H.  Tippets, right,  shakes hands with Rajan Zed, President of Universal Society of Hinduism after he delivered a prayer from Sanskrit scriptures before the Idaho Senate on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 in Boise.  The Idaho Senate convened Tuesday with a Hindu prayer for the first time since Idaho acquired statehood in 1890, drawing objections from seven lawmakers who refused to attend the invocation.  The lawmakers, all Republican, only came back onto the floor once the prayer was over.  (AP Photo/The Idaho Statesman, Kyle Green)
Idaho Senate opens with Hindu prayer, 3 lawmakers protest3 lawmakers refuse to attend opening of Idaho Senate because of Hindu prayer offering
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Newly named San Diego bishop calls for immigration reformNewly named San Diego bishop calls for immigration reform; vows to be 'friend' to Latinos
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  • Medical marijuana coming to Hudson County Alternative Treatment Center projected to open this year

    The Harmony Foundation has rented space at 600 Meadowlands Parkway for a medical marijuana dispensary. Construction work is underway while they work through the state application process, which requires both a permit to grow and a permit to dispense product. The Hudson Reporter, Sun, Mar 1 2015 @ 01:17 AM
  • N.J. Crews Tackle Strip Mall Fire

    A large section of a popular Sayreville strip mall was destroyed early on Feb. 26 after a fire ripped through the building, ravaging at least two businesses and damaging several others. The Sayreville Fire Department responded around 5:30 a.m. to 881 Main St. for a reported light smoke condition. FireHouse.com, Tue, Mar 3 2015 @ 12:20 PM
  • South Plainfield English teacher suspended after arrest for alleged sexual assault of teen

    SOUTH PLAINFIELD - John Angeline, the South Plainfield High School English teacher arrested Monday for allegedly sexually assaulting a 15-year-old, has been suspended with pay from his teaching duties, says the district superintendent. "The South Plainfield District is cooperating with the South Plainfield Police Department and the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office," said Thomas Gialanella Tuesday. NJ.com, Tue, Mar 3 2015 @ 12:18 PM
  • N.J. rug merchant accused of fencing stolen jewelry pleads guilt to tax evasion

    NEWARK - A North Brunswick rug and jewelry merchant accused of turning his business into a front for stolen gems and gold pleaded guilty today to evading federal taxes. Mehran "David" Balazadeh, 53, pleaded guilty to a tax evasion charge during an appearance before U.S. District Court Judge Esther Salas. The Jersey Journal, Mon, Mar 2 2015 @ 06:24 PM
  • OSHA Cites Middlesex County Company For Alleged Safety Violations

    A federal safety investigation, launched after a worker at a South Brunswick company suffered an electrical shock, has resulted in citations for ten serious violations, authorities said. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration had cited Seldat Distribution Inc., at 15 Thatcher Road, in the Dayton section of town, for violations that include blocked exits and electrical hazards, authorities said. Patch.com, Tue, Mar 3 2015 @ 03:52 PM
  • Middlesex County Company on State's List of 2014 Civil Rights Settlements

    A Woodbridge-based school bus company last year agreed to pay $45,000 to a former employee to resolve allegations that it discriminated against her by firing her after learning about her mental-health related disability, according to a state Attorney General's Office news release. That agreement was among $2.2 million in settlement payments obtained last year by the state's Division on Civil Rights on behalf of alleged discrimination victims. Patch.com, Tue, Mar 3 2015 @ 01:50 PM
  • Fluoride in tap water: Find out why East Brunswick mayor is against it

    For nearly 60 years, the tap water in East Brunswick has been treated with fluoride, a tooth cavity-fighting mineral. But the fluoride will run dry this spring after Mayor David Stahl came out against it, adopting the vocabulary of anti-fluoride activists by calling fluoridation a "mass medication of the public." Courier News, Mon, Mar 2 2015 @ 09:22 PM
  • Highland Park native carries weight in IDF

    The 21-year-old Highland Park native is now a fitness instructor in the Israel Defense Forces, training special forces, and a champion weightlifter who won her first major championship by lifting 265 pounds. "I'm really good at what I do," said Moyal in a phone interview with NJJN from Israel. New Jersey Jewish News, Mon, Mar 2 2015 @ 03:57 PM
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