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Brooklyn: Borough in New York City and county in New York state, United States
Brooklyn is a borough of New York City, coterminous with Kings County, located in the U.S. state of New York. It is the most populous county in the state, the second-most densely populated county in the United States, and New York City's most populous borough, with an estimated 2,648,403 residents in 2020. Named after the Dutch village of Breukelen, it shares a land border with the borough of Queens at the western end of Long Island. Brooklyn has several bridge and tunnel connections to the borough of Manhattan across the East River, and the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge connects it with Staten Island.

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Ghislaine Maxwell Moved To NYC Facility, Begins Quarantine [Video]

Ghislaine Maxwell Moved To NYC Facility, Begins Quarantine

Newser reports Ghislaine Maxwell, the girlfriend of the late Jeffrey Epstein, is now in a federal detention center in New York City. However, it isn't the one where Epstein died last year. The British..

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Birthday boy nails basketball full court trick shot [Video]

Birthday boy nails basketball full court trick shot

College basketballer Larry Moreno goes viral with an incredible full court basketball trick shot. Video courtesy: INSTAGRAM/LCF_LARRY

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'I'm black and I'm proud' -kids march in protests [Video]

'I'm black and I'm proud' -kids march in protests

Kids marching alongside parents has the littlest among us making history. This report produced by Lisa Bernhard.

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Trump says national guard ‘cut through’ protests ‘like butter’ [Video]

Trump says national guard ‘cut through’ protests ‘like butter’

Protesters defied curfews and threats of military force on Wednesday in nationwide protests across police brutality, while President Donald Trump touted the use of the National Guard to tamp down..

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U.S. protesters defy curfews, threats of military force [Video]

U.S. protesters defy curfews, threats of military force

Peaceful marches and demonstrations were marred by instances of looting and attacks on police officers as protesters decried police for the use of force against minorities. This report produced by..

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'Not acceptable' for police to drive into a crowd: NYC Mayor [Video]

'Not acceptable' for police to drive into a crowd: NYC Mayor

After some criticism over his initial reaction to video of police driving into a crowd of protestors on Saturday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday called the incident "not acceptable" and..

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U.S. coronavirus deaths top 100,000 -Reuters tally [Video]

U.S. coronavirus deaths top 100,000 -Reuters tally

U.S. deaths from the novel coronavirus topped 100,000 on Wednesday, according to a Reuters tally. Chris Dignam has more on the ongoing battle to contain the deadly disease.

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Circles promote social distancing at Brooklyn park [Video]

Circles promote social distancing at Brooklyn park

A park in the Williamsburg neighborhood in Brooklyn has installed social distancing circles to help people enjoy the outdoors while respecting the latest coronavirus guidelines.

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Andrew Cuomo Rejects Gas Pipeline In New York [Video]

Andrew Cuomo Rejects Gas Pipeline In New York

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo rejected a permit to build a controversial pipeline. The proposal was for the Northeast Supply Enhancement Pipeline, known as the Williams Pipeline. The Oklahoma company..

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How Covid-19 Is Threatening Alaska’s Wild Salmon Fishing Season

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A N.Y. Street Is Named for Robert E. Lee. Officials Want That Changed.

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NYC police officer charged with shoving protester

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To Reach a Single A.T.M., a Line of Unemployed Stretches a Block

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Floyd's brother calls for peaceful protests

Terrence Floyd calls for peaceful non-violent protests as hundreds joined in a George Floyd memorial in Brooklyn. (June 4)  
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NYC mayor condemns attack on police officers

Mayor Bill de Blasio condemned an attack on police officers on anti-looting patrol in Brooklyn Wednesday as "unacceptable." Two other officers suffered gunshot wounds to the hands and all three are..
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A New York City police officer on an anti-looting patrol was ambushed Wednesday in Brooklyn by a man who walked up behind him and stabbed him in the neck. The alleged assailant was shot, and two other..
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Second man accuses Brooklyn bishop of sexual abuse

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Suspect in critical condition, one officer injured in Brooklyn shooting: police

A suspect was in critical condition, and at least one police officer was injured, after police responded to a shooting in Brooklyn, New York on Tuesday night, police said.
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