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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a news conference Thursday at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. A widening scandal threatens to upend Christie's second term and likely run for president in 2016. Documents show a top aide arranged traffic jams to punish a mayor who didn't endorse Christie for re-election. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Christie fires aide, apologizes for traffic jams

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Moving quickly to quell a widening political scandal, Gov. Chris Christie fired one of his top aides Thursday and apologized repeatedly for the "abject stupidity" of his staff, insisting he had no idea anyone around him had engineered traffic jams as retribution against a Democratic mayor.  

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