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A Thai Malay Muslim drug user breaks up the kratom leaf into a pan to form part of a popular cheap narcotic drink. NJ officials are looking to ban the sale of kraton in NJ. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
A Thai Malay Muslim drug user breaks up the kratom leaf into a pan to form part of a popular cheap narcotic drink. NJ officials are looking to ban the sale of kraton in NJ. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
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Efforts underway in NJ to prevent new drug craze

It has been around for years and can easily be bought in New Jersey tobacco shops, gas stations and on the internet. Kratom - an organic herb which grows naturally in Southeast Asia - is quickly becoming a "go-to'" drug for young people because of its opioid-like effects.

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Front entrance to the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst
Front entrance to the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst ( Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst)
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World War II bomb found at college detonated by military disposal unit

A World War II era bomb, found during a building project at Middlesex County College, was successfully detonated Thursday night by a military disposal team at Joint Base McGuire-Dix Lakehurst. 

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Work-life balance harmed most by ‘bad bosses,’ survey finds

Bad bosses, described as overbearing, demanding and mean, hurt employees' work-life balance the most, according to a new survey from Workfront.

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Mental health concerns are increasing among college students

Mental health issues are on the rise among college students, the numbers suggest, and parents and high schools are being encouraged to play a bigger role in dissolving the problem.

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Battleship New Jersey Museum (Photo Credit: BattleshipNewJersey.org)
Battleship New Jersey Museum (Photo Credit: BattleshipNewJersey.org)
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Lawmaker calls on Christie administration to invest more in tourism

Tourism is a multi-billion dollar industry that generates revenue and creates jobs. At a State House press conference Thursday, Republican Sen. Bob Singer (R-Lakewood) urged the Christie administration to spend more on tourism promotion.

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Online gaming in NJ could be propelled by new credit card code

The switch from one four-digit code to another could result in a big financial boost for New Jersey's online gambling industry.

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Security increases for NJ child welfare workers explained to legislature

Last November, just days after police officers were removed from New Jersey child welfare offices in a cost-cutting move, a caseworker was stabbed in her Camden office by a client. Following that attack, the state Department of Children and Families took immediate and long-term action.

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Mortgage alert – More NJ homeowners are ‘underwater’ in early 2015

Nearly 15 percent of homes in New Jersey are considered seriously underwater, meaning the owner owes at least 25 percent more than their property is worth, according to a new report from RealtyTrac.

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Gov. Chris Christie eats "Tonight Dough" ice cream on the Tonight Show as Jimmy Fallon tries to share
Gov. Chris Christie eats "Tonight Dough" ice cream on the Tonight Show as Jimmy Fallon tries to share (YouTube)
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Chris Christie on ‘Tonight Show’ – I’ll announce in May or June

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie returned to late-night TV on Wednesday and gave perhaps his most specific estimate, to date, of when he might announce he's running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

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Chilly temperatures are back – possible freeze tonight

For the first time in nearly two weeks, both high and low temperatures across New Jersey will end up below normal, with the potential for sub-freezing temperatures on Friday morning.

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