June 2, 2023


Debt Deal Passes Senate

The House passed the Fiscal Responsibility Act, a debt ceiling bill negotiated between McCarthy and President Biden and the Senate pledged prompt action just days ahead of the projected U.S. insolvency.
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The Hill

Christie Could Be GOP Wildcard

Expected to enter the 2024 presidential race, ex-NJ Gov. Chris Christie, a Trump critic, could disrupt the contest, although skeptics view his run as a play for relevance rather than the nomination.
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USA Today

Biden: "I Got Sandbagged!"

President Joe Biden, while handing out diplomas at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, tripped over a sandbag and fell but appeared unharmed and continued the ceremony.
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AI Meets Healthcare

Boston Children’s Hospital is exploring the use of generative AI to improve operations and patient experience, focusing on areas to ease hospital navigation and improve data processing.
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The Press of Atlantic City

Defending Taco Tuesday®

Gregory's Bar & Restaurant, holding the NJ trademark for "Taco Tuesday," is battling Taco Bell and LeBron James over the rights to the phrase, despite the continued popularity of their event.
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The Sacramento Bee

Meta May Nix News if CA Bill Passes

Meta may eliminate news posts from Facebook and Instagram if the California Journalism Preservation Act, which requires social media companies to pay a monthly "journalism usage fee,” becomes law.
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Wildwood Bans Booze

New Jersey has passed an ordinance banning not only drinking but even the possession of alcohol on Wildwood's beach and boardwalk, with penalties of a fine of up to $2000 or potentially 90 days in jail.
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The U.S. Sun

Daddy De Niro Jabs Pacino

Robert De Niro, who just became a father again at the age of 79, teases Al Pacino, 82, for having a baby on the way as well, while discussing fatherhood in an interview with Today's Hoda Kotb.
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