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N.Y. Today: Has the Mayor Lost His Focus?

This year through September, Mayor de Blasio averaged 10 days a month at City Hall.CreditCreditBenjamin Norman for The New York…

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Police Shoot Armed Man During Gun Battle in the Bronx; 2 Bystanders Injured

Officers canvassed Bronx streets on Wednesday night after the police shot an armed man in the University Heights neighborhood.CreditCreditDavid Dee…

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The Murder Case Seemed Solid. Why the Jurors Still Would Not Convict.

Chanel Lewis was arrested in February 2017 for the murder of Karina Vetrano.CreditCreditUli Seit for The New York Times The…

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How 2 New Yorkers Erased $1.5 Million in Medical Debt for Hundreds of Strangers

Carolyn Kenyon, left, and Judith Jones, both of Ithaca, N.Y., raised $12,500 and sent it to a debt-forgiveness charity, which…

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Jeweler’s Surrogate Son Gets Maximum Sentence in Grisly Murder

James Rackover in Manhattan Criminal Court in 2016. Mr. Rackover was sentenced Wednesday to a minimum of 28 and 2/3…

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Einstein’s ‘God Letter’ From 1954 Sells for $2.9 Million

Peter Klarnes, a vice president at Christie’s, inspects the “God letter,” which sold for $2,892,500 after a four-minute bidding battle…

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N.Y. Today: Why Police Drones Are Coming

Drones will be used to help, not to spy, the police say.CreditCreditUli Seit for The New York Times It’s Wednesday….

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Smoke a Joint, Save the Subway?

Subway officials say they need more than $40 billion to modernize the system.CreditCreditJulia Gillard for The New York Times As…

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City Hall Planned to Quietly Replace Its Top Emergency Official. Then Things Got Complicated.

The de Blasio administration’s plan to remove Joseph Esposito from his post as New York City’s head of emergency management…

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New York Police Say They Will Deploy 14 Drones

The New York Police Department said it stopped using drones after a pilot program in 2011, but it has continued…

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