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New York City Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, right, and Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota participate in their first televised debate at WABC/Channel 7 studios on October 15, 2013 in New York City.

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New York City Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, right, and Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota participate in their first televised debate at WABC/Channel 7 studios on October 15, 2013 in New York City.

NYC’s Lhota Portrays De Blasio Nightmare in Ad

Joseph Lhota, the Republican who wants to be New York’s next mayor, has a new ad suggesting that to vote for Democratic opponent Bill de Blasio is to choose a life in Hell. The ad, titled “Can’t Go Back,” is a montage of...

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, center, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, right, walk to their vehicles after competing in the Adirondack Challenge on the Indian River on July 22, 2013, in Indian Lake, N.Y.

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, center, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, right, walk to their vehicles after competing in the Adirondack Challenge on the Indian River on July 22, 2013, in Indian Lake, N.Y.

Cuomo Trumps Bloomberg in White-Water Rafting Race

A soaking New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he didn’t fall off the raft on his way to losing to Gov. Andrew Cuomo by 18 seconds in a three-mile white-water race. “I jumped in,” Bloomberg told reporters after the contest. The rafting...

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A plate of Nathan's hot dogs prior to the Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York.

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A plate of Nathan's hot dogs prior to the Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York.

Weiner-Eating Champion Backs Weiner Election

How would the reigning champion of the Nathan’s Famous hotdog-eating contest feel about a New York City mayor named Weiner? “That would be awesome,” six-time hotdog-eating champ Joey “Jaws” Chestnut said today. He set a record in 2009 for devouring 68 hotdogs and buns...

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The National Rifle Association (NRA) Annual Convention on May 4, 2013 in Houston, Texas.

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The National Rifle Association (NRA) Annual Convention on May 4, 2013 in Houston, Texas.

NRA Targets Manchin, A-Rated Once, Gun Debate Grows Personal

The National Rifle Association is out with a new television ad criticizing West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin for “working with” New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and President Barack Obama to push for stricter gun controls. “Concerned? You should be,” a...

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Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark, NJ speaks onstage at the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas.

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Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark, NJ speaks onstage at the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas.

Booker’s Backers: Jason Kidd, Victor Cruz, Rob Reiner, Ron Howard

Cory Booker, the Democratic mayor of Newark, New Jersey, raised $1.9 million for his 2014 Senate campaign in this year’s first quarter, including donations from well-known figures in sports, entertainment, lobbying and finance. Jason Kidd,  point guard for the New...

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Abbott Laboratories' AndroGel testosterone gel.

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Abbott Laboratories' AndroGel testosterone gel.

Washington Daybook: ‘Pay for Delay’

The Supreme Court hears arguments today on whether drugmakers and their would-be rivals who make generic versions of medicines are engaged in what the U.S. calls anti-competitive “pay for delay” practices when they sign deals to delay introduction of lower-cost...

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The King College Prep band plays as the hearse carrying the body of Hadiya Pendleton arrives at Cedar Park Cemetery in Riverdale, Illinois, on February 9, 2013.

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The King College Prep band plays as the hearse carrying the body of Hadiya Pendleton arrives at Cedar Park Cemetery in Riverdale, Illinois, on February 9, 2013.

Mayors Take Aim at the Possible: Background Checks for Gun-Buyers

The tragedy of the narrative is breathtaking. The pragmatism of the political calculation is sobering: Hadiya Pendleton, 15, performed with her Chicago high school band at President Barack Obama’s second-term inauguration. She was gunned down in Chicago a week later....

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Roberto Briones places a poster for the new film "Koch"by Neil Barsky outside of the Angelica Film Center on the morning that the iconic former New York mayor passed away Feb. 1, 2013 in New York City.

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Roberto Briones places a poster for the new film "Koch"by Neil Barsky outside of the Angelica Film Center on the morning that the iconic former New York mayor passed away Feb. 1, 2013 in New York City.

Washington Daybook: Guns and a Funeral

President Barack Obama will continue his push to rally support for gun control proposals in a trip to Minnesota today as lawmakers in Arkansas vote on a bill that would permit concealed handguns in churches and other houses of worship,...

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Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, left, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, at O'Malley's reelection rally in 2010, in Bethesda, Md.

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Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, left, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, at O'Malley's reelection rally in 2010, in Bethesda, Md.

Washington Daybook: Taking on the Gun Lobby

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley deliver opening remarks at the Johns Hopkins University summit on guns in Baltimore today. Lawmakers in at least 10 states are seeking new restrictions on guns, ammunition after last month’s...

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