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WATCH: N.J. Dashcam Captures Brilliant Nighttime Streak

A police officer on patrol in the pre-dawn hours saw a meteor and managed to record it, which has lit up social media.

It wasn't criminal; it was celestial. A police dashcam in New Jersey caught a dazzling sight in the early hours of Saturday: a meteor soaring through the sky in a flash of fiery brilliance. A

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