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5 stories to follow: Nov. 21

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

5 stories to follow: Nov. 21

A computer screen in Atlantic City N.J. shows a game of online poker in progress Nov. 19, 2013 on the global partypoker.com site. The site´s parent company, bwin.party, is partnered with Atlantic City´s Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa and will begin offering a test of Internet gambling to New Jersey residents on Nov. 21. Company officials say the global site is very similar to what New Jersey residents will experience when they log on. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
A computer screen in Atlantic City N.J. shows a game of online poker in progress Nov. 19, 2013 on the global partypoker.com site. The site's parent company, bwin.party, is partnered with Atlantic City's Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa and will begin offering a test of Internet gambling to New Jersey residents on Nov. 21. Company officials say the global site is very similar to what New Jersey residents will experience when they log on. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

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

1. Internet gambling: A five-day trial period for Internet gambling in New Jersey begins at 6 p.m. today. If the test period goes well, online gaming will be permitted statewide starting Tuesday, making New Jersey just third state that allows Internet gambling.

2. Christie's national role: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will become chairman of the Republican Governors Association today. The position will give Christie, a possible candidate for president in 2016, a major national platform.

3. Hillary in Philadelphia: Hillary Clinton -- another potential 2016 presidential contender -- will address Greenbuild, a group of builders advocates for environmentally friendly development, this evening in Philadelphia.

4. Transportation bill: The Pennsylvania Senate approved a transportation spending bill Wednesday, sending the $2.3 billion measure back to the state House for a pro forma vote this afternoon. Gov. Tom Corbett could sign the bill -- one of his signature initiatives -- today. The bill would fund repairs to aging infrastructure and aid public transit systems.

5. Recount: New Jersey state Assemblyman John Amodeo, a Republican incumbent, is seeking a recount in the race against Democratic challenger Vincent Mazzeo. Mazzeo came out ahead in a post-election count by 40 votes for the Second Legislative District seat. A Superior Court judge has scheduled a hearing for this afternoon.

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