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Booker, the 44-year-old Democratic former mayor of Newark, N.J., came into Congress as a rare freshman senator with celebrity status. He has been dubbed a rock star mayor by Oprah Winfrey, been called a hero for pulling a neighbor out of her burning home in 2012 and hobnobbed with Matt Damon. credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Cory Booker Sworn in as Newest US Senator

Former Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker is starting his new job in an unusual position — a freshman Democratic senator with celebrity status.

10/31/2013

Democrat Cory Booker handily won the special election to fill Frank Lautenberg's seat. (Getty Images)

Democrat Booker Wins New Jersey Senate Election

Newark Mayor Cory Booker won a special election Wednesday to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate.

10/17/2013

Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Steve Lonegan face off in New Jersey's senate race. (Pool Photo/Philadelphia Inquirer, David M Warren)

Decision Day In New Jersey’s Accelerated Senate Race

The two-month campaign in New Jersey between Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Steve Lonegan ends amid a lingering federal government shutdown.

10/16/2013

Hundreds of lobbyists in at least 20 states get public pensions because they represent associations of counties, cities and school boards. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Private Lobbyists Receive Public Pensions In 20 States

Hundreds of lobbyists in at least 20 states get public pensions because they represent associations of counties, cities and school boards.

08/25/2013

File photo of Newark Mayor Cory Booker speaking at the Democratic National Convention. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)

Poll: Booker Tops Lonegan By 16% For US Senate

A new poll shows Democrat Cory Booker with a double-digit lead over Republican Steve Lonegan in the race for U.S Senate.

08/20/2013

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TGI Fridays Fined $500K for Switching Booze

An operator of TGI Fridays restaurants in New Jersey raided as part of Operation Swill has agreed to pay a $500,000 fine for serving customers cheap booze when they paid for top shelf.

07/31/2013

File photo of school buses at a school. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New School Bus Safety Recommendations Expected

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators are expected to make new school bus safety recommendations based on fatal accidents in New Jersey and Florida last year. The National Transportation Safety Board meets Tuesday to consider a […]

07/23/2013

Republicans accused New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie of getting too cozy with President Barack Obama after Superstorm Sandy. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Christie To GOP: I Didn’t Vote For Obama, He Is Not A Leader

Republicans accused New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie of getting too cozy with President Barack Obama after Superstorm Sandy.

06/28/2013

The flag draped casket of the late New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg is carried by members of the Joint Military Casket Team during burial services at Arlington National Cemetery on June 7, 2013 in Arlington, Va. (Photo credit: Pablo Martinez Monsivais-Pool/Getty Images)

Senate’s Last World War II Vet Buried at Arlington

Frank Lautenberg, the last World War II veteran to serve in the U.S. Senate, was buried Friday with military honors in a rain-drenched ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.

06/07/2013

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Casinos Ban Gamblers from Using Google Glass

Casinos in New Jersey and Nevada are among those forbidding gamblers from wearing Google Glass.

06/05/2013

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