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TOP STORIES:

CONGRESS 2018-NEW JERSEY

TRENTON — Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer and the kickoff of campaign season. But in New Jersey, contests this year in 12 House races and single Senate campaign have been underway for months. A closer look at what voters can expect this campaign season in what are emerging as top contests. By Mike Catalini. SENT: About 710 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

SHOT IN SUV — Authorities say a man and a woman were shot and killed and two other people injured while sitting in a sport utility vehicle in New Jersey.

CRASH-POLICE CAR — Police in New Jersey say an officer and a motorcyclist were injured in a crash.

FISHING-ENGINEERING — A group of organizations is getting more than $2 million in grants to use engineering to try to reduce bycatch in fisheries.

SPORTS:

BC-FBN--GIANTS-BARKLEY

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — No. 2 overall draft pick Saquon Barkley is expected practice as the New York Giant start preparations for the season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars. By Tom Canavan.

SOC--US-SARACHAN

WHIPPANY, N.J. — Dave Sarachan took over as U.S. interim coach last November and next week his time in charge will surpass the length of Bruce Arena's second term. Sarachan hopes new general manager Earnie Stewart will recommend him for the full-time job. By Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos, by 6 p.m. EDT.

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