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Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has won the Democratic primary for mayor of New York City after appealing to the political center and promising to strike the right balance between fighting crime and ending racial injustice in policing.

A former police captain, Adams would be the city’s second Black mayor if elected.


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New York can try to sue gun manufacturers over harm caused by their products under legislation that Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed Tuesday.

The new law comes at a time when New York City in particular is facing a rise in shootings. Overall, violence is well short of the historic highs of the 1990s, or even in the New York of the early 2000s.


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New York City's school system will require all 1.1 million of its students to attend classes in person this fall after more than a year of pandemic-induced disruption, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Monday, joining a nationwide back-to-school trend. read more

The city's plans to abandon virtual learning come as states and cities across the United States ease restrictions designed to slow new coronavirus infections. The trend reflects a sustained decline in COVID-19 cases, with a significant percentage of Americans now vaccinated.


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The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear an appeal to expand gun rights in the United States in a New York case over the right to carry a firearm in public for self-defense.

The case marks the court’s first foray into gun rights since Justice Amy Coney Barrett came on board in October, making a 6-3 conservative majority.


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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing a possible investigation into whether or not he used state resources to write a memoir about his handling of the COVID-19 crisis.

In an April 13 letter, State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli authorized State Attorney General Letitia James investigate what role state employees played in drafting and editing Cuomo's book, American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic, which was released last fall.


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Tom Reed, a Republican who has represented western New York districts in the United States Congress since 2010, apologized Sunday and took “full responsibility” for sexual misconduct allegations made against him last week by a former lobbyist.

Reed also announced he would not run for any office in 2022, when his current term in Congress ends.


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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing growing calls to resign as more women come forward with sexual harassment allegations.

On Friday, New York Magazine published a first-person piece by Jessica Bakeman, a former Albany statehouse reporter for what is now Politico New York, detailing instances of unwanted touching and inappropriate comments she endured while covering his administration.


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Embattled New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing more allegations over his administration’s handling of nursing home deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, Cuomo’s top advisors pushed the state health department to remove data from a public report in July 2020 on those fatalities in order to hide the true number of virus-related deaths.


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JPMorgan Chase & Co is looking to sublet big blocks of office space in Manhattan, Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

The bank is looking to sublet just under 700,000 square feet at 4 New York Plaza in the Financial District and more than 100,000 square feet at 5 Manhattan West in the Hudson Yards area, the report said.


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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's crisis deepened further Monday when a third woman stepped forward to accuse him of 

After two of his former aides accused him of sexual harassment, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a lengthy statement Sunday saying he “never inappropriately touched anybody” but acknowledged that “some of the things I have said have been misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation.” (https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/statement-gover...