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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

May 26, 2019

Good afternoon! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in New Jersey. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the AP’s New Jersey bureau at 609-392-3622. News editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 609-392-3622 or lrosenthal@ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

SECOND CHANCE ACT

RALEIGH, N.C. — Every time 28-year-old Poet Williams applies for a job, his arrest record comes up: three nonviolent misdemeanors. Those drug charges have followed the Durham resident since he was 21, barring him from jobs, apartments and opportunities. “I’ve put out so many applications trying to find a job,” he said. “Burger King wouldn’t even hire me.” Soon, however, he may be able to remove those offenses from his record. By Amanda Morris. SENT: About 840 words.

EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-BROTHER FOUND WITH DNA

PAULSBORO — The search for his dad had gone cold. Vidal Rivera, of Deptford, was frustrated. “I was getting tired of it,” Rivera said. “Nothing was popping up.” Not until he received a message on his Ancestry.com profile on April 9 from James Inge, who lives ten miles away in Paulsboro. Inge was on the site trying to figure out his heritage. Inge, 31, kept his note simple, pointing out odd similarities between him and Rivera, who is 27. Both men grew men up in Camden and the site linked them together with tens of thousands of chromosomes. “I read his message and was like, ’Oh Shhh.” Barry Carter, NJ Advance Media for NJ.com. SENT: About 800 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

RIVER RESCUE _ Authorities say two men were rescued from the Delaware River after their boat capsized in eastern Pennsylvania.

SPORTS:

SOC--MEXICO-US WOMEN

HARRISON,N.J. _ The United States plays Mexico in the Americans’ final exhibition before they head to France to defend their Women’s World Cup title. By Ronald Blum. UPCOMING, 700 words, photos, starts 12:15 p.m. EDT.

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