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NYC passes bill to study algorithm bias in city agencies

New York City - New York City has become the first city in the United States to pass a bill establishing a task force to study whether the algorithms increasingly used by municipal agencies discriminate against certain residents.

James Blake wants NYPD cop who tackled him to be fired

Manhattan - When a video surfaced that showed former tennis star James Blake being tackled by a plainclothes New York City Police officer, it prompted apologies from mayor Bill de Blasio and police commissioner Bill Bratton.

NYPD outraged by City Council's police reform bills

New York - New York City police are angered over several “police reform” measures City Council members plan to review this week, including bills that would outlaw police using chokeholds and change search and consent procedures.

Op-Ed: NYPD union has history of turning its back on mayors

New York City - "I want all of my family and my brother officers to know that in the event of my death, the mayor should be denied attendance of my memorial service, as his attendance would only bring disgrace to my memory," read the flier passed out among NYPD cops.

NYC police tell De Blasio to stay away from their funerals

New York City - New York City's cops don't want Mayor Bill De Blasio coming to their funerals if they die in the line of duty. The Patrolman's Benevolent Association has been distributing fliers that say: "DON'T LET THEM INSULT YOUR SACRIFICE'

No indictment for NYPD cop Daniel Pantaleo for Eric Garner death

New York City - A New York City grand jury has declined to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo for the July 17 choke hold death of Eric Garner, an unarmed Staten Island man detained for allegedly selling black market cigarettes.

Rats of New York found carrying a range of new viruses

New York - Scientists have detected more than a dozen new viruses lurking in rodents inhabiting the Big Apple. To add to this, the rats were found to be carrying many pathogenic bacteria.

NYC mayor sings 'I Love L.A.' to settle Stanley Cup wager

New York - New York's mayor settled a Stanley Cup wager with Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti by singing "I Love L.A." live on Jimmy Kimmel Monday night.

NYC Mayor de Blasio under fire from Al Roker for school decision

New York - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is keeping a low profile after weathering a storm of his own by keeping the public school system open during Thursday's blizzard and angering celebrity meteorologist Al Roker.

Op-Ed: Gov. Cuomo calls Mayor de Blasio's agenda 'repugnant'

New York - The liberal mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, sailed into office with 73 percent of the vote in his recent election.

NYC Mayor De Blasio plans ID cards for undocumented immigrants

New York - New York City's progressive mayor announced plans to raise the minimum wage and issue identity cards to undocumented immigrants in his first State of the City address.

Democrat Bill De Blasio elected NYC mayor in historic landslide

New York - Democrat Bill de Blasio crushed his Republican rival Joe Lhota on Tuesday in the race to succeed New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, marking a new era for the nation's largest city.

Astoria officials condemn opening of Golden Dawn's NYC office

Astoria - Astoria elected officials and community groups have protested the opening of Greece's ultra-nationalist Golden Dawn's New York office, located in Astoria.
 

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