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

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Governor Chris Christie today plans to talk about his decision to call lawmakers into special session tomorrow as he presses for an overhaul of New Jersey's bail system. The proposed changes would give judges more discretion in many cases and have bipartisan, but not universal, support among lawmakers.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A Maryland jury continues its deliberations in the murder trial of a Hudson County detected charge in the road-rage killing of another driver. Joseph Walker has claimed he thought his family was in danger when he shot Joseph Harvey.

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - The state Turnpike Authority has awarded a $41.3 million contract for a project adding an extra lane to the Garden State Parkway between Galloway and Egg Harbor townships. The project is slated to begin after Labor Day and be finished the summer of 2017.

JACKSON, N.J. (AP) - Animal trainers at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson say the park's new sea lion pup has nearly doubled his weight to 33 pounds since his June 25 birth, has begun teething and is getting better at swimming. Kona is the first sea lion pup born at the park.

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