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Christie goes to Chicago and other headlines

Morning headlines: NJ Gov. Christie goes to Chicago today, NV won't defend its same-sex marriage ban in an appeal, French Pres. goes stag to White House dinner.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie arrives on stage during the Super Bowl Hand-Off Ceremony on Super Bowl Boulevard in Times Square February 1, 2014.

As Christie hits Chicago, Dems follow and GOP candidates stay away. (Newark Star-Ledger)

Christie's deals as U.S. Attorney sparked unease in the Justice Dept. (Washington Post)

Nevada stops defending its same-sex marriage ban in appeal. (BuzzFeed)

How safe is water from North Carolina's Dan River for drinking, wildlife? (Christian Science Monitor)

Sen. Ted Cruz is still meddling in the House. (Roll Call via Political Wire)

Sen. Marco Rubio won't say whether he has tried marijuana. (The Hill)

French President Hollande will be going stag to tonight's state dinner at the White House. (AP)

San Diego elects a new mayor today after the Bob Filner scandal. (San Diego Union-Tribune)