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New York City Mayor Eric Adams has been using artificial intelligence to make robocalls that contort his own voice into several languages he doesn't actually speak, posing new ethical questions about the government's use of the rapidly evolving technology. Ted Shaffrey/AP hide caption

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Opinion: Did he really say that?

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New York no longer has a face mask mandate — and New York City Mayor Eric Adams is telling stores to get customers to lower their mask before entering, to help prevent crime. It's a reversal of previous guidance for shops: Here, a face mask sign is seen on a cafe's door in December of 2021, when the state mandated the wearing of masks. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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New York City Mayor Eric Adams visits the New York Stock Exchange on Nov. 17. This week, he announced that officials will begin hospitalizing more homeless people by involuntarily providing care to those deemed to be in "psychiatric crisis." Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images hide caption

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Cardi B, shown here performing at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in 2019, offered to pay for burial expenses for victims of New York's deadliest fire in three decades. Amy Harris/Invision/AP file photo hide caption

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