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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 08: United Airlines planes sit on the tarmac at San Francisco International Airport on July 8, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Thousands of United Airlines passengers around the world were grounded Wednesday due to a computer glitch. An estimated 3,500 were affected. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Airline seats ARE getting smaller — and this NJ senator wants to change that

Back in the 1970s, before the airline industry was deregulated, the average distance between rows of seats was 35 inches. Today it’s shrunk to 31 inches.

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April is National Month of the Military Child

The Real Warriors Campaign is encouraging service members, veterans and their families to spend time with their kids during this National Month of the Military Child, while also raising awareness about the resources it offers.

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The after party for the premiere screening of AMC Networks' "The Walking Dead" Season 5 at the Universal Studios in 2014. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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A ‘Walking Dead’ restaurant in NJ? Creator wants to kill the idea

The creator of AMC's "The Walking Dead" has filed suit in federal court to stop the brand from being used to open a restaurant in Princeton.

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All aboard! Yes, even pets — Amtrak and NJ Transit now allow cats and dogs

Pet owners often consider their dogs and cats full-fledged family members, and Amtrak is embracing that by expanding a pilot program that allows passengers to bring their small pets onto trains in the tri-state area.

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Autism awareness ribbon (Wavebreakmedia Ltd, ThinkStock)
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No change in how common autism is in US kids: about 1 in 68

About 1 in 68 school-aged children have autism or related disorders. That's the same as it was when health officials checked two years earlier.

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NJ hospitals turning away blood donors at risk for Zika virus

Last month, the FDA issued guidelines for preventing the contraction and spread of the Zika virus throughout the country. Hospitals and health systems across New Jersey are now doing their part to comply with the new regulations.

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Survey: Millennials save the most money, but one-fifth of Americans aren’t saving at all

"I think a lot of it is, we're living in a convenience society," financial planner tells New Jersey 101.5.

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OMG, mom! Think before you embarrass your kids on social media

In a new study examining parents' and kids' views on technology, child participants said they feel frustrated when their parents "contribute to their online presence" without permission.

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Don’t feed your baby this Gerber food! Company issues recall

The Florham Park company in a statement said the defect could make the packages spoil as they are transported.

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Dozens Dead After Multiple Explosions Rock Brussels; ISIS Claims Responsibilty; Photos of Suspects Released (UPDATED)

A series of explosions seared through Brussels, Belgium, on Tuesday, causing multiple fatalities.

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