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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie announced the resignation Friday of one of his top appointees amid an escalating probe of whether traffic jams approaching a bridge into New York City were purposeful political retribution. But the Republican governor and potential 2016 presidential candidate said the lane closures at the heart of the brouhaha were not politically motivated, although they have become a distraction.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will continue the National Security Agency's surveillance programs and cyber command operations under the direction of a single military commander, the first move in advance of what published reports described Friday as limited changes proposed by a task force that deliberated for months in secrecy.