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5 stories to follow: Oct. 21

Get your week started with a quick look at five stories to know about:

5 stories to follow: Oct. 21

Beth Asaro, left, and Joanne Schailey show off their wedding rings after they exchanged vows to become the first same-sex couple marriage in Lambertville, New Jersey history at 12:01 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 in Lambertville, N.J. Asaro and Schailey hold the distinction of being the first couple to enter into a civil union in the state, when that law took effect in 2007. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
Beth Asaro, left, and Joanne Schailey show off their wedding rings after they exchanged vows to become the first same-sex couple marriage in Lambertville, New Jersey history at 12:01 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 in Lambertville, N.J. Asaro and Schailey hold the distinction of being the first couple to enter into a civil union in the state, when that law took effect in 2007. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

Get your week started with a quick look at five stories to know about:

1. Gay marriage in N.J.: Today is the first day same-sex couples can legally wed in New Jersey. The first gay weddings in the state took place just after midnight.

2. Society Hill shooting: Police are investigating a rare overnight shooting in the Society Hill section. A man was wounded during an attempted carjacking.

3. New Di Bruno's: The fifth Di Bruno Bros. store opens today in Washington Square West. 

4. IACP conference: The annual conference for the International Association of Police Chiefs continues today in Philadelphia, with a speech this morning by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Over the weekend, police officials from around the world tested the latest high-tech crime-fighting tools.

5. College applications: A glitch in the online common application system, used by hundreds of colleges nationwide and many in the Philadelphia region, is causing anxiety for students applying to universities this fall.

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