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Surge in U.S. dollar sending more travelers to Europe

The U.S. dollar is on a roll, up 28 percent against the euro, 18 percent against the Japanese yen and 40 percent against the Brazilian real. In fact, it has not been this strong since 1981. While it is pinching corporate profits here in the United States, it is delivering big bargains for American tourists.

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Congressman Frank Pallone
Congressman Frank Pallone (NJ-06) Photo by Megan Madison/Townsquare Media
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Pallone reveals anti-Atlantic drilling legislation

With momentum building toward oil and gas exploration in the ocean waters off the Eastern Seaboard, shore Representative Frank Pallone (D-6) and US Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) are introducing measures in their respective chambers to halt it.

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Chris Christie
Chris Christie (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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Chris Christie’s approval rating in NJ sinks to lowest level ever

The majority of New Jersey voters don't approve of the job Gov. Chris Christie is doing, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday.

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How many miles do you drive each day?

What do you think is the average number of miles Americans drive per day? If you guessed under 30 miles per day, you would be right.

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Does money buy happiness? New research says no

Researchers at Princeton University who polled 450,000 people several years ago found the optimum income amount for most seemed to be about $75,000 a year.

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Cocaine use is still a problem in NJ. (GeniusKp, ThinkStock)
Cocaine use is still a problem in NJ. (GeniusKp, ThinkStock)
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Dangerous ‘insanity drug’ showing up in New Jersey

A new synthetic drug described as dangerous and unpredictable is starting to show up in parts of the tri-state region.

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Salaam Bhatti, deputy spokesperson for Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, Photo by Tom Mongelli, TSM News
Salaam Bhatti, deputy spokesperson for Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, Photo by Tom Mongelli, TSM News
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Ego Drives ISIS, Not Religion

Threats and attacks by Islamic State of Iraq (ISIS) and other extremist groups have nothing to do with religion, but rather ego, according to Salaam Bhatti, a deputy spokesperson for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA.

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Former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez, right, sits besides his attorney Charles Rankin during deliberations in his murder trial in Fall River, Massachusetts
Former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez, right, sits besides his attorney Charles Rankin during deliberations in his murder trial in Fall River, Massachusetts(David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool)
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Aaron Hernandez convicted of murder, gets life

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday in a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him.

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Gov. Chris Christie answers a question during a town hall meeting in Moorestown (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
Gov. Chris Christie answers a question during a town hall meeting in Moorestown (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Possible Bridgegate indictments stalling Christie’s presidential plans

As others including Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have officially announced they are running for president in 2016, Gov. Chris Christie has yet to make his intentions publicly known.

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Is it a cold or spring allergies? (Dimitri Zimmer, ThinkStock)
Is it a cold or spring allergies? (Dimitri Zimmer, ThinkStock)
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Is it a cold or spring allergies?

It's starting to feel more like spring, which means the trees are beginning to bloom, everything is turning green and a lot of Garden State residents are sneezing and feeling run down. But how do you know if you've spring allergies or a spring cold?

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