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Christie fires aide in NJ bridge scandal; prosecutor launches probe

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie reacts during a news conference in Trenton January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie reacts during a news conference in Trenton January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie reacts during a news conference in Trenton January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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Bridget Anne Kelly, deputy chief of staff of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, is shown in this undated photo obtained by Reuters on January 9, 2014. REUTERS/North Jersey Media Group

Bridget Anne Kelly, deputy chief of staff of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, is shown in this undated photo obtained by Reuters on January 9, 2014. REUTERS/North Jersey Media Group

Bridget Anne Kelly, deputy chief of staff of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, is shown in this undated photo obtained by Reuters on January 9, 2014. REUTERS/North Jersey Media Group
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gives a news conference in Trenton January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gives a news conference in Trenton January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gives a news conference in Trenton January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie reacts during a news conference in Trenton January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie reacts during a news conference in Trenton January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie reacts during a news conference in Trenton January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gives a news conference in Trenton January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gives a news conference in Trenton January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gives a news conference in Trenton January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gives a news conference in Trenton January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gives a news conference in Trenton January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gives a news conference in Trenton January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gives a news conference in Trenton January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gives a news conference in Trenton January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gives a news conference in Trenton January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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The George Washington Bridge is pictured in New York January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

The George Washington Bridge is pictured in New York January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

The George Washington Bridge is pictured in New York January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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The George Washington Bridge toll booths are pictured in Fort Lee, New Jersey January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri f

The George Washington Bridge toll booths are pictured in Fort Lee, New Jersey January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri f

The George Washington Bridge toll booths are pictured in Fort Lee, New Jersey January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri f
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The George Washington Bridge toll booths are pictured in Fort Lee, New Jersey January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

The George Washington Bridge toll booths are pictured in Fort Lee, New Jersey January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

The George Washington Bridge toll booths are pictured in Fort Lee, New Jersey January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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The George Washington Bridge toll booths are pictured in Fort Lee, New Jersey January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

The George Washington Bridge toll booths are pictured in Fort Lee, New Jersey January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

The George Washington Bridge toll booths are pictured in Fort Lee, New Jersey January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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The George Washington Bridge toll booths are pictured in Fort Lee, New Jersey January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

The George Washington Bridge toll booths are pictured in Fort Lee, New Jersey January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

The George Washington Bridge toll booths are pictured in Fort Lee, New Jersey January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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