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Sun June 9, 2013
Around the Nation

Lessons From Cicadas: A New Jersey Community's Experience

Originally published on Sun June 9, 2013 10:58 am

A member of Brood II alights on a New Jersey shrub.
Fred Mogul NPR

Ten-year-old Markus Gokan has mixed feelings about the cicadas scattered around the yards and sidewalks of Summit, N.J.

"There's tons of them just squashed, just these flat, pancake cicadas that don't look very appetizing," Gokan says.

Yet he's not afraid to touch and handle un-squashed cicadas — to serve a higher purpose.

"I did pick up a few, and I threw them at some people I don't like," he explains.

They screamed, he says, so for him his mission was successful.

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Sat June 8, 2013
The Two-Way

Newark Mayor To Run For New Jersey's Open U.S. Senate Seat

Originally published on Sat June 8, 2013 10:49 pm

Newark Mayor Cory Booker at a news conference last week.
Julio Cortez Associated Press

Newark Mayor Cory Booker announced Saturday he would run to finish the late Frank Lautenberg's term in the U.S. Senate.

Booker, a 44-year-old Democrat, has served as mayor since 2006 and is Newark's third black mayor. He is hoping to claim Lautenberg's seat, which has been filled by Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa until a special election in October.

He made the announcement at a Saturday event in which he was endorsed by former U.S. Sen. Bill Bradley.

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Thu June 6, 2013