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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie arrives to speak to supporters during an event announcing he will seek the Republican nomination for president, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at Livingston High School in Livingston, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)Yahoo's Bianna Golodryga and guests look at the N.J. governor's chances in a crowded GOP field.


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ADDS ID OF MAN AT RIGHT - In a Saturday, June 6, 2015 photo, Clinton Correctional Superintendent Steven Racette, center, listens to Gov. Andrew Cuomo speak during a press conference in Dannemora, N.Y. Officials said Tuesday, June 30, 2015, that Racette and his deputy in charge of security are among 12 more staff who have been put on administrative leave during the investigation into David Sweat and Richard Matt's escape from the maxiumum-security Clinton Correctional Facility. Acting State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Commissioner Anthony Annucci is at right. (Gabe Dickens/The Press-Republican via AP)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The superintendent at the prison where two killers broke out has been placed on leave along with his security chief and 10 other staff members amid an internal investigation into how the inmates pulled off the daring escape, a state official said Tuesday.


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In this June 26, 2015, photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. The Obama administration will propose requiring overtime pay for workers who earn nearly $1,000 per week, three individuals familiar with the plan said Monday, June 29. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)According to a new CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday, 50 percent of Americans approve of the way Obama is handling his presidency — up 5 points over the most recent survey and his highest approval rating since May 2013.


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