Rebecca C. Lewis

An NYPD officer directs traffic in the midst of a blackout affecting Midtown and the Upper West Side in Manhattan on July 13.
Rounding up the week’s political news.
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Saheed Vassell's father Eric Vassell protesting police brutality in New York.
Garner is not the only New Yorker to die at the hands of NYPD officers who escaped criminal penalty.
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Black Lives Matter activists protest in Harlem, in the wake of a decision by federal prosecutors who declined to bring civil rights charges against NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo.
A timeline of the major legal events since Garner’s death in NYPD custody.
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Screens in Times Square went black during a power outage in New York City on Saturday.
Here’s what removing Con Edison from New York might look like.
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announcing guaranteed health care for New Yorkers in May.
How New York City is ensuring undocumented immigrants get health care.
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A wind farm in upstate New York.
The state just passed its most ambitious climate targets yet, but history suggests they won’t be easy to hit.
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Queens District Attorney candidate Tiffany Caban speaks with civil rights activist Tamika Mallory, following a press conference calling for an investigation into the false conviction of the Central Park Five.
Rounding up the week’s political news.
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Tiffany Cabán at her petitioning kickoff.
Aren’t political machines supposed to deliver votes?
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Could candidates endorse each other for second place? It happened in San Francisco.
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The Stonewall Inn, site of the 1969 riots.
A timeline of key developments over the past 50 years.
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Rebecca C. Lewis
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