What is the difference between an assault charge and a harassment charge?

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I recently got charged with assault and harassment from one incident. My question is what is the difference between harassment and 3rd degree assault. The police report explains that no one had any bodily harm and the surveillance video shows that the only contact made was when I pushed the other individual. The report indicates that I took a swing at the other person but hardly made contact which is why no injuries were reported, (which was not on the tape). I was wondering the difference because I am unsure why I was charged with both.

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