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New York City: Largest city in the United States
New York City (NYC), often called the City of New York or simply New York (NY), is the most populous city in the United States. With an estimated 2018 population of 8,398,748 distributed over about 302.6 square miles (784 km2), New York is also the most densely populated major city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the U.S. state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass. With almost 20 million people in its metropolitan statistical area and approximately 23 million in its combined statistical area, it is one of the world's most populous megacities. New York City has been described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world, significantly influencing commerce, entertainment, research, technology, education, politics, tourism, art, fashion, and sports. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy.

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Death Tolls Jump In U.S. Hot Spots [Video]

Death Tolls Jump In U.S. Hot Spots

Two of the main U.S. coronavirus hot spots on Friday reported their biggest jumps yet in deaths. The fatalities in New York state alone are comparable to the loss of life in the US on Sept. 11, 2001...

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New York in crisis as death toll nears 9/11 level [Video]

New York in crisis as death toll nears 9/11 level

With dangerously low levels of medical supplies left, New York state braced for an onslaught of new COVID-19 cases next week after recording more than 500 deaths in a single day, bringing the total to..

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U.S. doctors seek protection from malpractice suits during outbreak [Video]

U.S. doctors seek protection from malpractice suits during outbreak

U.S. medical professionals on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic are lobbying policymakers for protection from potential malpractice lawsuits as hospitals triage care and physicians take on..

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New York's COVID-19 Deaths Near 9/11 Level [Video]

New York's COVID-19 Deaths Near 9/11 Level

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York state recorded more than 500 coronavirus-related deaths in a single day, bringing its total to nearly 3,000, or about the same number killed in the United States in the..

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USNS Comfort Treating Only Small Number Of Patients [Video]

USNS Comfort Treating Only Small Number Of Patients

K.C. Wilsey/FEMA The 1,000-bed US Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort is only treating a small number of patients in New York City, and part of the problem has been requirements and restrictions for..

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Bill Withers, Singer 'Ain't No Sunshine,' Dead At 81 [Video]

Bill Withers, Singer 'Ain't No Sunshine,' Dead At 81

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bill Withers, a soulful singer best known for the 1970s hits “Lean on Me,” “Lovely Day” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” has died at age 81 from heart complications, his..

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Two doctors alter wedding plans due to pandemic [Video]

Two doctors alter wedding plans due to pandemic

Two young American doctors, Kashif Chaudhry and Naila Shereen, whose whirlwind courtship spun them between New York City and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, cancelled their big wedding plans and instead persuaded..

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Carbon emissions falling - but for the wrong reasons [Video]

Carbon emissions falling - but for the wrong reasons

Carbon dioxide emissions could fall by the largest amount since World War II this year with global economies at a virtual standstill. Lisa Bernhard has more.

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'Spider-Man' uses daily exercise time to cheer up locked-down kids [Video]

'Spider-Man' uses daily exercise time to cheer up locked-down kids

A resident in the Manchester suburb of Stockport has started dressing as comic book hero Spider-Man to cheer up children who are stuck indoors due to the coronavirus lockdown.

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Why is New Orleans' coronavirus death rate twice New York's? Obesity is a factor [Video]

Why is New Orleans' coronavirus death rate twice New York's? Obesity is a factor

The coronavirus has been a far deadlier threat in New Orleans than the rest of the United States, with a per-capita death rate much higher than in New York City. Doctors, public health officials and..

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Why COVID-19 Patients In New Orleans Are Dying At Twice The Rate Of New Yorkers [Video]

Why COVID-19 Patients In New Orleans Are Dying At Twice The Rate Of New Yorkers

The coronavirus has been a far deadlier threat in New Orleans than the rest of the United States. In fact, the per-capita death rate is twice that of New York City, and four times that of Seattle...

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NYC Mayor thanks 'hero' EMTs, paramedics dispatched by FEMA [Video]

NYC Mayor thanks 'hero' EMTs, paramedics dispatched by FEMA

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio greeted and thanked EMTs and paramedics dispatched by FEMA to assist the city with its coronavirus response.

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New York a virtual ghost town as city locks down amid coronavirus pandemic [Video]

New York a virtual ghost town as city locks down amid coronavirus pandemic

With residents sheltering at home, stores closed, and tourists departed, the New York City's historic streets and familiar landmarks take on an eerie silence, especially at night.

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U.S. Orders 100,000 Body Bags In Preparation For More Coronavirus-Related Deaths [Video]

U.S. Orders 100,000 Body Bags In Preparation For More Coronavirus-Related Deaths

The Defense Department ordered 100,000 “military-style body bags for potential civilian use.” According to Gizmodo, COVID-19 spread to all 50 U.S. states and four U.S. territories. Johns Hopkins..

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'Look at us today, see yourself tomorrow,' NY Gov. Cuomo warns [Video]

'Look at us today, see yourself tomorrow,' NY Gov. Cuomo warns

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday warned that no one is immune from getting the coronavirus, including young people, those in rural areas of the country - and his own brother, Chris, a CNN..

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World faces 'most challenging crisis' since WWII -U.N. chief [Video]

World faces 'most challenging crisis' since WWII -U.N. chief

The COVID-19 pandemic is "the most challenging crisis we have faced since the Second World War," said the United Nations chief on Tuesday. Yahaira Jacquez reports.

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Gwyneth Paltrow serves up cooking lesson on Instagram [Video]

Gwyneth Paltrow serves up cooking lesson on Instagram

Gwyneth Paltrow treated her Instagram followers to an impromptu cooking lesson on Monday as she appealed for donations to support a New York meal delivery charity.

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Amy Schumer takes son to wave at isolated grandpa [Video]

Amy Schumer takes son to wave at isolated grandpa

Amy Schumer brightened up her dad's day by taking her toddler to visit Grandpa Gordon at his residential care home in New York - and waving outside.

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Irina Shayk 'hanging out' with Vito Schnabel during the coronavirus pandemic [Video]

Irina Shayk 'hanging out' with Vito Schnabel during the coronavirus pandemic

Irina Shayk has been "hanging out" with art dealer Vito Schnabel in New York during the coronavirus pandemic.

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US Builds Makeshift Hospitals To Help Fight The Coronavirus Outbreak [Video]

US Builds Makeshift Hospitals To Help Fight The Coronavirus Outbreak

The U.S. government built hundreds of makeshift hospitals near major cities to ease the strain on the healthcare system. According to Reuters, the death toll in the U.S. stood at 800, the most for a..

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New York Governor Cuomo Doesn't Think Marijuana Will May New York's State Budget [Video]

New York Governor Cuomo Doesn't Think Marijuana Will May New York's State Budget

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said legalizing recreational marijuana may not be included in the state’s budget. The New York state budget is due on April 1 and Cuomo said there simply isn’t enough..

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Walmart starts temperature checks in safety ramp-up [Video]

Walmart starts temperature checks in safety ramp-up

Walmart said on Tuesday it would start taking the temperature of employees as it addresses growing safety concerns among retail workers laboring through the coronavirus outbreak. The move comes as..

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Scared, tired New York doctor: 'It's going to get tougher'

A doctor at a New York City hospital had to make a difficult decision last weekend to send his wife and 17-month-old daughter away while he remained on the front lines of the U.S. coronavirus crisis.
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Texas 'fully prepared' for coronavirus, does not see New York situation: governor

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A truck emblazoned with the colors of the New England Patriots football team was out on the streets of New York on Friday, delivering 300,000 N95 masks to a makeshift hospital set up in the Jacob K...
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Ex-NYU hospital employee who refused flu vaccine sues over his firing

A former employee at NYU Langone Medical Center sued the New York City hospital on Friday, claiming it illegally fired him because he refused on religious grounds to obtain a mandatory flu vaccination.
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New York public defenders say unable to reach inmates in federal jails

Lawyers representing inmates in New York federal jails said on Friday they had been largely cut off from their clients since in-person visits were halted last month due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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