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Amazon

Amazon introduces Prime Now, a service in Manhattan that promises delivery in as soon as 1 hour; will expand to other cities in 2015 - @WSJ

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Sydney hostage situation, December 2014

New York Police Department counterterrorism bureau to send officers from Singapore to Sydney to work with local police following Sydney hostage situation; security in Manhattan to also be increased - @LisaMiller

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Car hits pedestrians at Herald Square, New York, NY, Dec. 10, 2014

6 hospitalized, including 5 pedestrians after car crashes into New York City Forever 21 store, police say - @Pix11News

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Car hits pedestrians at Herald Square, New York, NY, Dec. 10, 2014

Photo: Emergency crews respond after car crashes into Forever 21 store in Manhattan - @TVStudioGrrrl via @NYCityAlerts

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Akai Gurley fatally shot by NYPD officer

Photo: Wake for Akai Gurley, the unarmed Brooklyn man shot by a probationary NYPD officer, gets underway as protesters march in Manhattan - @mgeorge4NY

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Eric Garner dies in NYC police custody

Brooklyn Bridge traffic into Manhattan reportedly stopped behind wall of police keeping marchers off bridge - @BDolanSFR

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Eric Garner dies in NYC police custody

Photo: Police block protesters attempting to walk down West Side Highway in Manhattan, New York - @DanLinden

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Manhattan, New York, NY, US

Police investigating after Citigroup manager found dead in Manhattan, New York, apartment with throat cut - @NBCNewYork

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Manhattan, New York, NY, US

Update: Man was pushed into the path of an oncoming New York City subway train and killed, transit officials say - @NBCNewYork

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celebrities

Celebrity chef and star of 'Cake Boss' Buddy Valastro arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in New York City early today, police say - @PIX11News

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Manhattan, New York, NY, US

Video: Driver found guilty of reckless endangerment and reckless driving after posting a YouTube video showing him driving a lap around Manhattan in 24 minutes says he has fled the country because his trial was rigged - @NBCNewYork

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Manhattan, New York, NY, US

Photo: New York firefighters respond to a blaze at the 181st subway station - @NYCityAlerts

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Bronx, New York, NY, US

#BREAKING Archdiocese of NY plans to merge several parishes, 52 churches affected, many in Bronx, Manhattan http://t.co/4WmuCRnjRZ - @ABC7NY

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Takata air bag investigation

Sources: Manhattan US attorney's office probes Japanese supplier Takata on faulty air bags - @WSJ

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Ebola outbreak 2014

Editor's note: The New York Daily News, citing sources, reports that 2 people with symptoms similar to the Ebola virus were taken by Fire Department ambulances to a Manhattan hospital. We're monitoring. Several such recent reports have proven to be unfounded. - Tom

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Manhattan, New York, NY, US

Sources: Amazon to open its first brick-and-mortar store, on 34th Street in Manhattan - @WSJ

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Marian Seldes

Marian Seldes, Tony-winning actress of stage and film, dies at 86 in Manhattan - @AP

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Manhattan, New York, NY, US

Helicopter makes emergency landing at West 30th Street in New York after collision with bird - @CBSNewYork

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Ray Rice domestic violence case

Ray Rice's appeal of indefinite ban from NFL to be heard by ex-Manhattan federal judge Barbara S. Jones - @NYDNSports

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Manhattan, New York, NY, US

#BREAKING: Teen accused of scaling 432 Park Avenue in Manhattan to take photos http://t.co/Z8FChQqvUs - @NBCNewYork

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