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News Minute: Here is the latest New Jersey news from The Associated Press

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Governor Chris Christie has drawn attention for three paragraphs he wrote praising Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people of 2014. Both men are considering presidential runs in 2016.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Transit trains are back on schedule after power line issues outside of New York's Penn Station cut power to 12 tracks this morning. The mishap halted one train en-route -- which was brought back to the station -- and caused three hours of delays for other trains.

DOWNE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - Crews continue working to contain a forest fire in a wildlife management area in Downe Township, with authorities telling area media the blaze that started yesterday afternoon is now 55 percent contained. The fire has not threatened any homes or caused any injuries.

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus has come to Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall, with Mayor Don Guardian playing an abbreviated game of Monopoly against Duchess the circus elephant. The (Atlantic City) Press reports Guardian won the contest and then offered the pachyderm some bread that had been baked specially for her.

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