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Bayway Refinery in Linden, N.J., is one of two refineries that are involved in the settlement. It's no longer owned by Exxon, but they are on the hook for the cleanup. Joel Rose/NPR hide caption

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Exxon Settlement Falls Short Of Damage, N.J. Democrats Say

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Diane Ruggiero-Wright is a writer and producer for shows including Veronica Mars and the new CW show iZombie. Priska Neely/NPR hide caption

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From Waitress To TV Writer: A 'Surreal, Fantastic Cinderella Story'

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The James C. Nance Memorial Bridge, which connects Purcell and Lexington, Okla., is closed for repair in March 2014. A handful of states have raised their gas taxes in part to fund transportation projects like bridge and road repairs. Sue Ogrocki/AP hide caption

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Failing Bridges Taking A Toll; Some States Move To Raise Gas Tax

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A videoconferencing system connects court officers with St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson, N.J. Chris Cooper/Courtesy of St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center hide caption

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A Restraining Order Can Be Just A Videoconference Away

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Last fall's state-ordered quarantine of nurse Kaci Hickox (shown here with her boyfriend, Theodore Michael Wilbur, in late October) started at the airport in Newark, N.J., then followed her home to Fort Kent, Maine. Hickox treated Ebola patients in Africa but never had the illness. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Ebola Aid Workers Still Avoiding New York And New Jersey

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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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A photo taken Sunday of Kaci Hickox in an isolation tent at University Hospital in Newark, N.J. Hickox, who was later discharged and allowed to return to her home in Maine, says she has no intention of abiding by a "voluntary" quarantine there. Steven Hyman/AP hide caption

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Nurse Kaci Hickox will be allowed to leave the hospital where she's been in quarantine since Friday, New Jersey officials said Monday. Hickox is seen here in an undated photo. University of Texas at Arlington/AP hide caption

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, listens Friday as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talks at a news conference in New York. The governors announced a mandatory quarantine for people returning to the United States through airports in New York and New Jersey who are deemed to be at "high risk" for Ebola. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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Artists' renderings of New Meadowland show how the wetland would be designed for human recreational use as well as flood control. The berm shown would be a path through the park when water was low (left). When storms came in, the wetlands would flood, and the berm would protect local development. Courtesy of New Meadowlands hide caption

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N.J. Braces For Future Disasters By Fleeing, And Fortifying, The Coast

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Tom Stanton of the real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle shows off empty lab space at Roche in Nutley, N.J. Daniel Tucker/WNYC hide caption

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As Pharma Jobs Leave N.J., Office Space Ghost Towns Remain

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