The Ocean Township man accused of setting fire to his own home with his wife and daughters inside has requested a few more days before he appears in front of a judge.

It's a process that's kind of wonky and more than two years away from happening, but Democratic lawmakers have pushed the all-important topic of redistricting into the news through a move to change how state election maps are drawn in a way that could guarantee them a majority for decades.

Jersey Shore Congressman Chris Smith's legislation to provide humanitarian relief to genocide victims in Iraq and Syria and hold ISIS perpetrators accountable passed the house on Tuesday night and now heads to President Trumps desk to be signed into law.

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