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By Luciana Lopez LIVINGSTON, N.J. (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie launched an uphill run for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday with his trademark bluster, offering up his blunt talk and willingness to tackle tough issues as the cure for an ailing country. Christie, once seen as a top 2016 White House contender but now viewed as a long shot, said his dose of New Jersey straight talk could fix a dysfunctional political system and erase the partisan divide in Washington. "I mean what I say and I say what I mean, and that's what America needs right now," Christie told friends, family and supporters at a launch rally at his old high school in suburban Livingston, New Jersey.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — It's crunch time for Greece, with the European part of its international bailout expiring Tuesday and with it any possible access to the remaining rescue loans that it needs to pay its debts.