U.S. Attorney to Open Inquiry

    FILE - This Wednesday, April 14, 2010 file picture shows the George Washington Bridge with New York City in the background. About 17.3 million _ 6 percent of all Americans _ live within 50 miles of the Indian Point nuclear reactor, according to an AP population analysis. That would include parts of New Jersey and Connecticut and all of New York City, except for a chunk of Staten Island. In some accidents, New Yorkers would presumably head west to New Jersey using the George Washington Bridge, the Lincoln Tunnel and the Holland Tunnel _ passageways that are rarely light on traffic. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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    After news broke about aides to Governor Chris Christie intentionally closing lanes on the George Washington Bridge, federal prosecutors announced Thursday that they plan to launch a preliminary inquiry. The investigation comes after the issue was referred to the U.S. attorney’s office by the inspector general for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Meanwhile New Jersey Democrats are clamoring to subpoena every person mentioned in the emails, and the state assembly says it still has thousands of pages of unreleased internal documents.

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