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Now that New Jersey can allow sports betting, Monmouth Park in Oceanport has set up a sportsbook operation and plans to start taking bets later this week. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Sports Betting Starts In New Jersey After A Decade Of Legal Battles

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Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox speaks to supporters in San Diego on Tuesday. He advanced to the general election against Democrat Gavin Newsom, giving the GOP a foothold in a top statewide race. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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Oyster farmer and scientist Lisa Calvo leads a team of women that harvests oysters along the New Jersey coast. Calvo says she is inspired by the tenacity, skill and grit of women now coming into the industry. Jenn Hall/NPR hide caption

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A street sign tells out-of-towners to keep off a side street in Leonia, N.J., where officials are trying to redirect commuters on their way to the nearby George Washington Bridge into New York. David Porter/AP hide caption

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Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., speaks to reporters in front of the courthouse in Newark, N.J., on Nov. 16, 2017. The federal bribery trial of Menendez ended in a mistrial when the jury said it was deadlocked on all charges against him. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Former New Jersey Gov. Brendan Byrne laughs at a comment by New Jersey Speaker of the House Sheila Oliver during an event to unveil a statue of Byrne at the Essex County Courthouse, Thursday, in Oct. 2013, in Newark, N.J. Julio Cortez/AP hide caption

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NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 7: Sen. Robert 'Bob' Menendez is accused of accepting bribes from campaign donor Salomon Melgen, a Florida-based ophthalmologist. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Judge Declares A Mistrial In Sen. Robert Menendez Corruption Trial

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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., joined at left by Rep. Jodey Arrington, R-Texas, on Nov. 7 on Capitol Hill in Washington defends the GOP tax reform plan being crafted in the Ways and Means Committee. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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House GOP Tax Plan Is Little Help To High-Tax States Like New Jersey

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Defense attorneys say the prosecution has presented a twisted picture of the friendship between Sen. Robert Menendez and a Florida eye doctor. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images hide caption

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When Donald Trump announced his bid for the presidency in June 2015 at Trump Tower, he called Mexican immigrants "rapists" among other insults. The tone Trump set on immigration has been picked up by both Republican candidates running for governor. Kena Betancur /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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