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The non-violence sculpture at the U.N. headquarters in New York City.
The non-violence sculpture at the U.N. headquarters in New York City.
Why New York has such a low rate of gun death

New York’s famously tough gun laws play a role in curbing both homicides and suicides, but there are other factors at play.

By LINDSAY BEYERSTEIN | January 19, 2020
 
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Jessica González-Rojas, candidate for Assembly District 34.
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Progressives are targeting several longtime Democratic lawmakers.
Amy Kramer
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First Read Tech interviews AT&T New York President Amy Kramer
Mayor de Blasio made his preliminary budget announcement on Thursday.
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The mayor fears hits from the forthcoming state budget.
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
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The latest fundraising numbers are in for New York City candidates.
Rep. Carolyn Maloney,  Chair of the House Oversight and Reform Committee.
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Rep. Maloney signalled that Congress could soon introduce legislation to regulate the use of facial recognition technology
State Senate Minority Leader John Flanagan.
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Republicans are finding some political openings at the start of the state legislative session.

OPINION

New York’s famously tough gun laws play a role in curbing both homicides and suicides, but there are other factors at play.
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POLITICS

Mayor de Blasio made his preliminary budget announcement on Thursday.
The mayor fears hits from the forthcoming state budget.
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Progressives are targeting several longtime Democratic lawmakers.

Policy

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Rep. Maloney signalled that Congress could soon introduce legislation to regulate the use of facial recognition technology
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