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Christie gets hug from The Boss

 KEANSBURG, N.J. – New Jersey’s governor finally got a hug from his longest-running unrequited love.

 Speaking Monday at a briefing on storm recovery, Gov. Chris Christie revealed he unexpectedly spoke with Bruce Springsteen earlier in the day. Christie had been discussing storm-related matters with President Barack Obama when Obama handed the phone to Springsteen, who was traveling with him as part of a campaign trip.

 Christie also said he got a hug from Springsteen at Friday’s benefit concert for storm victims.

 The famously liberal Springsteen had never previously acknowledged the Republican governor. Christie considers himself among The Boss’ biggest fans and has attended more than 100 of his concerts.

 Christie said he wept at home after meeting his idol, calling it a major highlight during a tough week.


 

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N. Korea, setting stage for talks, halts nuclear, ICBM tests

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North Korea said Saturday it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site ahead of a new round of negotiations with South Korea and the United States. There was no clear indication in the North’s announcement if it would be willing to deal away its arsenal.