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5 stories to follow: Aug. 29

Here's your daily look at five stories to know about:

5 stories to follow: Aug. 29

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, right, talks with quarterback Nick Foles (9). (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP)
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, right, talks with quarterback Nick Foles (9). (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP)

Here's your daily look at five stories to know about:

1. Eagles preseason: The Eagles' final preseason game is tonight, when the team plays at the New York Jets at 7 p.m. Most starters are expected to sit out. Follow along, and catch up on anything you missed from training camp, with Philly.com's complete coverage.

2. First day for new Camden schools leader: Today is the first day on the job for Paymon Rouhanifard, the new Camden schools superintendent. The 32-year-old appointed by Gov. Christie is just the fourth outsider to lead the struggling school district. The New Jersey State Board of Education approved his appointment earlier this week.

3. Gun-toting police chief: Mark Kessler, the police chief in Gilberton, Pa., expects to be fired for posting incendiary pro-gun videos, but continues to post new ones online. He's been suspended for 30 days for the unauthorized use of borough-owned weapons in the videos. That suspension ends Friday and the borough council could decide his fate this week.

4. U.S. action in Syria: President Barack Obama says the use of American force in response to Syrian chemical weapon use would send a "strong signal." The United States appears to be moving closer to military action, but doubts remain about the formation of an international coalition and the intelligence against Syrian President Bashar Assad.

5. Strong leads for Christie, Booker: A new poll out today shows New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Newark Mayor and U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker hold convincing leads in the upcoming elections. The Fairleigh Dickinson-Public Mind poll found that 50 percent of voters back the Republican governor, compared with 26 percent for Democratic challenger Barbara Buono. Fifty percent of voters support Booker, a Democrat, in the Senate race, compared with 22 percent for Republican Steve Lonegan.

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