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A view of New York City from the Empire State Building on Tuesday. The city just had its first weekend without a single shooting in at least 25 years. Theo Wargo/Getty Images hide caption

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks in 2017. The mayor signed a provision into a law on Tuesday that allows people born in New York City who do not identify as male or female to change their birth certificate sex to a third-category of X. Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for Housing Works hide caption

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At a recent meeting of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, angry taxi drivers who want the city to buy back their medallions, surrounded Kate Toran, who heads the city's taxi program. Sam Harnett/KQED hide caption

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Cities Made Millions Selling Taxi Medallions, Now Drivers Are Paying the Price

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Audra Palacio walks with her father Peter Palacio back to their house. The house is part of an affordable housing plan called Nehemiah. The Palacios moved here in 1983, when Audra was six years old. Kholood Eid for NPR hide caption

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The American Dream: One Block Can Make All The Difference

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A puppet technician for the long-running musical The Lion King was arrested after police found him allegedly using a 3D printer to manufacture a gun at the theater. Charles Sykes/AP hide caption

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Gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon delivers her concession speech. Jason DeCrow/AP hide caption

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Opinion: Live And Let Bagel

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Joe Dittmar holds remnants of the World Trade Center — a section from one of the core beams of the South Tower, right, and a bolt from a steel beam. Jud Esty-Kendall/StoryCorps hide caption

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'They Thought I Was Dead': A Sept. 11 Survivor Recalls His Escape

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On Monday, Jared Kushner's family business, Kushner Cos., was fined $210,000 by New York City for falsifying construction building permits. The violations occurred while the presidential adviser was CEO of the company. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Pablo Villavicencio leans out of an SUV while talking to reporters after being released from the Hudson County Correctional Facility, on Tuesday. Julio Cortez/AP hide caption

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From left: Aladdin Sane, Thin White Duke, Ziggy Stardust, Major Tom, The Man Who Fell to Earth, and Halloween Jack are Bowie-inspired cocktails made by BKW by Brooklyn Winery. Shelby Hearn/BKW by Brooklyn Winery hide caption

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A statue of surgeon J. Marion Sims is taken down from its pedestal in Central Park on Tuesday. A New York City panel decided to move the controversial statue after outcry, because many of Sims' medical breakthroughs came from experimenting on enslaved black women without anesthesia. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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