Amtrak workers install new electrical cable in the north tube of the Hudson River tunnels. Amtrak says roughly 200,000 riders use these tunnels on a daily basis. Chuck Gomez/Amtrak hide caption

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A homeless man panhandles along Manhattan's Eighth Avenue in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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The house next door to Maureen and Michael McCabe has been sitting empty for seven years. "It freaks me out," Maureen McCabe says. "I don't know if there's animals running around there, mice and rodents." Joel Rose/NPR hide caption

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Alisha Lalani, 10, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., looks at her phone as her mother and brother check in for their flight to Miami at Washington's Reagan National Airport. Their flight was one of thousands delayed as a result of a technical glitch with an FAA automated system. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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New York state's 2013 gun law includes a ban on the sale of so-called military-style assault weapons like this AR-15 rifle. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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Author and activist Bill McKibben paddles toward Follensby Pond in New York's Adirondack Mountains, along the route followed by Ralph Waldo Emerson in the summer of 1858. Julia Ferguson/NCPR hide caption

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Labor leaders, workers and activists attend a rally for a $15 minimum hourly wage Wednesday in New York City. A panel appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo recommended the increase. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Law enforcement personnel take cover Friday afternoon after cornering two escaped prisoners off of Route 30 in Malone, N.Y. One prisoner, Richard Matt, was shot dead by law enforcement. Authorities were still searching for escapee David Sweat late Friday night. Matthew Healey/UPI/Landov hide caption

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Crews perform dredging work along the upper Hudson River in Waterford, N.Y. General Electric's cleanup of PCBs discharged into the river decades ago will end this year. Mike Groll/AP hide caption

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NYPD veteran Brian Fusco speaks to press outside the 72nd Precinct in the Brooklyn borough on Jan. 20. Fusco is running for president of the state's Patrolman's Benevolent Association in the upcoming election, against incumbent Patrick Lynch, who has been an outspoken critic of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Mike Segar/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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