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  • New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa (left), 47, listens June 6, 2013, in Trenton, N.J., as Gov. Chris Christie announces that Chiesa will temporarily fill the U.S. Senate seat that opened up this week after Frank Lautenberg's death. (Associated Press)

    N.J. Gov. Christie picks state A.G. to fill U.S. Senate seat

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday tapped Jeffrey S. Chiesa, the state's Republican attorney general and a longtime adviser, to the Senate seat left open by the passing earlier this week of Democratic Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, sending Mr. Chiesa to Washington just in time for high-profile legislative scraps over immigration and taxpayer-funded farm subsidies.

  • **FILE** A member of the Muslim community performs a call to prayer during a rally in New York on Feb. 3, 2012, to demand the resignation of NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly and NYPD spokesperson Paul Browne. Thirty-three civil rights groups from around America complained to the New York attorney general about police documents that showed the New York Police Department recommending increased surveillance of Shiite mosques based solely on their religion. (Associated Press)

    N.J. finds NYPD Muslim surveillance is legal

    New York City police did not violate New Jersey laws when they conducted surveillance of Muslim businesses, mosques and student groups, Gov. Chris Christie's administration said Thursday following a three-month review, rejecting demands by Muslim leaders for a formal investigation and a clampdown on cross-border police operations.

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