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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

A bit slimmer: Christie has weight-loss surgery

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie feigns a stern look in February in Union Beach, N.J., after his was playfully asked about his weight. Christie has termed his plumpness "fair game" for comedians. And during an appearance on "Late Show with David Letterman" that month, the outspoken Republican and potential 2016 presidential contender read two of Letterman's jokes that he said were "some of my personal favorites."