Good morning! 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_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:

PUBLICIZING GUN DATA

TRENTON — Gun control advocates are hailing New Jersey's release of near-real-time firearms trafficking data as a trailblazing use of federal information. But Second Amendment advocates and skeptical Republicans question whether the report amounts to a way around a federal limitation on the release of some data. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy unveiled the data for the first time on Tuesday as part of a campaign promise to strengthen New Jersey's already-tight gun laws. By Michael Catalini. SENT: 749 words.

MEMBER EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

ORANGE — The $22,650 she just won will take Jenny Rodriguez far from her New Jersey home. But the high school senior says she doesn't see the hefty scholarship -- which she won from a pool of more than 15,000 applicants nationwide -- as a ticket out. Instead, it's chance for her to do more good for her hometown of Orange, she says. Rodriguez, whose family is from Ecuador, has grown up in a mostly Hispanic neighborhood where people are fearful of immigration policies and feel like they don't belong in this country, she said. By Allison Pries of NJ.Com. SENT: 705 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

— POLISH MEMORIAL REMOVAL — An acrimonious battle in New Jersey over plans to move a waterfront statue commemorating the 1940 massacre of Poles has ended.

— BEAR FOUND DEAD — Authorities say a bear found dead on the side of major highway in northern New Jersey was likely struck by a car.

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