Mayor Don Guardian examines an artist's rendering of a boardwalk reconstruction project in October. Without a cash infusion, Guardian says all nonessential city services will shut down on April 8. Wayne Parry/AP hide caption

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Atlantic City Faces Financial Collapse, Cringes At State Takeover

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Going For Broke: Atlantic City Falls On Hard Times

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In the 1990s, Trump wanted to acquire Vera Coking's three-story house in Atlantic City, N.J., to build a limousine parking lot. His allies at the state's casino reinvestment authority tried unsuccessfully to seize it. Mel Evans/AP hide caption

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Get Off My Lawn: Conservatives Critique Trump On Eminent Domain

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A view of Atlantic City, N.J., in October. Two of the towering casinos in this photo, the Showboat (third tower from left) and the Revel (far right) closed last year. Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post hide caption

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In Atlantic City, A Silver Lining For Casinos Left Standing

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Paul Smith, a single father and a longtime cook at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City, is worried about losing his health benefits if the casino closes in December. Rob Szypko/NPR hide caption

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Workers Say Employers In Ailing Atlantic City Hold All The Cards

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Atlantic City, N.J., has seen four casinos close this year, and a fifth may soon follow. Officials are trying to diversify the city's economy by weaning itself from gambling, its biggest industry. Yuki Noguchi/NPR hide caption

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As Casinos Fold, Stakes Are High For Atlantic City Transformation

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The Revel was one of four Atlantic City casinos to shut down this year. Mel Evans/AP hide caption

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Atlantic City Falls From Glittering Resort To Bargain Basement

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