New Jersey governor tweets Justin Bieber for help

New Jersey governor Chris Christie tweeted teen pop sensation Justin Bieber to ask for help with publicising the New Jersey relief fund:

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.@justinbieber my girls are big fans. Will u help us spread the word about NJReliefFund? For more info: http://t.co/PP2QKIPY #WeWillRebuild

With almost 30 million followers, Bieber's account is the second most popular on Twitter behind Lady Gaga.

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NY housing warning as cold hits

New York's political leaders warned that thousands could need to be re-housed as a cold snap hits the state. Near freezing temperatures are adding to the misery of communities devastated by superstorm Sandy across the east coast.