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Bill de Blasio

Mayor of New York City

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Bill de Blasio: Mayor of New York City
Bill de Blasio is an American politician who has served as the 109th mayor of New York City since 2014. A member of the Democratic Party, he was New York City's public advocate from 2010 to 2013.

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Has De Blasio Made New York Unlivable? [Video]

Has De Blasio Made New York Unlivable?

New York City is one of the most exciting and resilient cities on the world. However, the coronavirus, economic downturn, and race riots have reduced residents quality of life. New York's energy and..

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NY City Hall "Demoralized" [Video]

NY City Hall "Demoralized"

New York City Hall employees have been “demoralized” by Mayor Bill de Blasio. According to the NY Post de Blasio refuses to listen to his staff. His aides insist the Mayor is leading a bungled..

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De Blasio: AOC "Just Wrong" [Video]

De Blasio: AOC "Just Wrong"

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is in a war of words with NY Mayor Bill de Blasio and it looks like she's losing... badly. De Blasio called her “just wrong” when she accused him of fudging his $1 billion..

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Donald Trump Calls Black Lives Matter Mural a ‘Symbol of Hate’ [Video]

Donald Trump Calls Black Lives Matter Mural a ‘Symbol of Hate’

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump denounced New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s recent support of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.

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U.S. coronavirus cases hit new record [Video]

U.S. coronavirus cases hit new record

[NFA] As the United States reported its biggest one-day spike since the start of the pandemic, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he was not going ahead with a plan to allow indoor restaurant..

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NY police officer suspended over apparent chokehold [Video]

NY police officer suspended over apparent chokehold

A New York police officer was suspended on Sunday after a video posted online appeared to show him rendering a Black man unconscious in a chokehold during an arrest, a few days after city council..

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Trump opposed to removing Roosevelt statue in NYC [Video]

Trump opposed to removing Roosevelt statue in NYC

[NFA] U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he opposed removing the towering statue of Theodore Roosevelt from outside New York City's American Museum of Natural History. Colette Luke has more.

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Should Bill De Blasio Resign? [Video]

Should Bill De Blasio Resign?

According to Business Insider, Bill de Blasio was New York's first Democratic mayor in 20 years. Six and a half years later his approval rating is in the toilet and he's getting attacked on all side...

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Mayor Bill de Blasio Says NYC Will Divert Police Funds to Social Services [Video]

Mayor Bill de Blasio Says NYC Will Divert Police Funds to Social Services

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced his commitment to “shifting resources” away from the city’s police department.

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Mourners gather to honor George Floyd as push to reform U.S. police intensifies [Video]

Mourners gather to honor George Floyd as push to reform U.S. police intensifies

Mourners gathered in Texas on Monday to pay their respects to African American George Floyd, who died in police custody two weeks ago, as pressure intensified for sweeping reforms to the U.S. justice..

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Minneapolis vows to disband police force [Video]

Minneapolis vows to disband police force

A mounting wave of protests calling for police reform swept across the United States on Sunday, while a majority of the Minneapolis City Council pledges to disband the city's police department in favor..

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NYC Mayor Promises 'Intense Change' With Police Reform Proposals [Video]

NYC Mayor Promises 'Intense Change' With Police Reform Proposals

Justin Heiman/Getty Images New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed four police reforms during a Sunday press conference, after lifting the city's curfew one day early. He announced that the city..

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Petition To Impeach Bill De Blasio Gains Steam [Video]

Petition To Impeach Bill De Blasio Gains Steam

NY Mayor Bill de Blasio is losing support across his city. Protests have led to violence against police and wide spread looting. Yet, de Blasio seems to be giving the protestors more and more freedom,..

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Mayor and governor at odds over NYC looting [Video]

Mayor and governor at odds over NYC looting

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday that New York City police failed in their duty to stop looting and other criminal activity during protests the previous night, and that the city's mayor..

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NYC mayor: 'The National Guard should not be brought here' [Video]

NYC mayor: 'The National Guard should not be brought here'

After another night of looting and protests in New York City following the death of George Floyd, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday that the National Guard should not be brought to the city.

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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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Tear gas fired at protesters outside White House [Video]

Tear gas fired at protesters outside White House

Police used tear gas and pepper spray on protesters outside the White House on Sunday as the United States entered its sixth day of protests over the death of George Floyd, a Minneapolis black man who..

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U.S. cities braced for another night of violence [Video]

U.S. cities braced for another night of violence

Major U.S. cities feared another night of violent protests on Sunday over the death of George Floyd in police custody, cleaning up broken glass and burned out cars after curfews failed to stop..

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Inside Eleven Madison Park's kitchen that now serves New York's hungry [Video]

Inside Eleven Madison Park's kitchen that now serves New York's hungry

Daniel Humm turns his three Michelin starred Eleven Madison Park eatery into a commissary kitchen for Rethink Food, a nonprofit that turns excess food into meals for underserved communities.

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New York Might Have Avoided Becoming US Epicenter Coronavirus Outbreak [Video]

New York Might Have Avoided Becoming US Epicenter Coronavirus Outbreak

Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images San Francisco Mayor London Breed reportedly shared a copy of the region's shelter-in-place order with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in mid-March, according to a new..

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Parts of NY, VA and MD reopen in patchwork start [Video]

Parts of NY, VA and MD reopen in patchwork start

Less populated areas of New York, Virginia and Maryland took their first steps towards lifting lockdowns on Friday, part of a patchwork approach to the coronavirus pandemic that has been shaped by..

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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said painting Black Lives Matter on Fifth Avenue is designed in part to send a message to President Trump.
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Indoor dining in NYC delayed due to virus fears

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday that he was delaying the planned resumption of indoor dining at restaurants in the city out of fear it would cause a spike in coronavirus infections...
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17 officers disciplined in death of transgender woman at Rikers Island

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said four officers, including one captain, faced immediate suspension without pay.
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New York City to enter phase two of reopening on June 22: mayor

New York City will begin phase two of reopening on Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Thursday, citing continued improvements in coronavirus data.
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Trump and de Blasio: ‘Together, at the Wrong Time in History’

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De Blasio on new NYPD reforms, body-cam footage

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

Mayor Bill de Blasio joined two congressional lawmakers in urging the military to rename General Lee Avenue, a main street on an Army base in Brooklyn.
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Protests Today: Live Updates and Video

Minneapolis lawmakers vowed to dismantle the city’s police department. Mayor Bill de Blasio said some New York City police funding would be redirected to social services. Joe Biden is scheduled to..
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New York City mayor ends 8 p.m. curfew a day early

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio ended a nightly curfew on Sunday, a day earlier than he had planned.
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New York officials defend curfew, subway safety ahead of Monday reopening

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday said New York is on track to reopen on Monday from the coronavirus lockdown that turned the most populous U.S. city into a virtual ghost town, restarting work at 32,000..
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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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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio's daughter Chiara de Blasio arrested during George Floyd protest

Chiara de Blasio was arrested Saturday, according to the NYPD. She is one of thousands arrested during protests over the death of George Floyd.  
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NYPD arrests hundreds after violent Floyd protest

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says protesters and police officers will be held accountable for acts of violence at a demonstration in Brooklyn that left people bloodied and vehicles burned. (May..
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New York City mayor outlines first reopening step, lawmakers push for outdoor dining

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday outlined the first steps for reopening the United States' most populous city, envisioning up to 400,000 people heading back to their workplaces, an easing of..
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At least 200,000 New Yorkers to return to work in phase one of city's reopening: mayor

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday outlined what the first phase of a gradual reopening will look like in the most populous U.S. city, and said he expected between 200,000 and 400,000..
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52 NYC children have syndrome linked to virus

A total of 52 children in New York City have been diagnosed with an inflammatory syndrome possibly linked to COVID-19 and another 10 cases are pending, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday. Of those 62..
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NYC mayor eyes June for reopening

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday the likelihood of nonessential businesses reopening in the near future points to a June. He cited new number of cases of the coronavirus as a major..
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NYC to limit entry into some parks, may expand

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says police officers will start limiting access to a handful of parks whose visitors have become poster children for bad social distancing. (May 8)  
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NYPD social distancing patrols turn violent

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is standing by the practice of using police to enforce social distancing even after multiple instances when enforcement led to violent confrontations. (May 8)  
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NYC to ramp up antibody testing

New York City is starting to ramp up its COVID-19 antibody testing. Previously, antibody testing had been aimed at frontline workers, but Mayor Bill de Blasio said the new testing push will include..
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De Blasio: Trump enjoys 'stabbing his home town in the back' by demeaning state bailouts

The New York City Mayor said Trump "seems to enjoy stabbing his home town in the back" after he dismissed interest in bailing out blue states.
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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio: Bodies in trucks is 'unconscionable'

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling the actions of a funeral home in Brooklyn "unconscionable," after police found at least 50 bodies stored away on ice in rented trucks outside the business..
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Police, Mayor break up funeral over virus concerns

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio oversaw the dispersal of a large, tightly packed Hasidic Jewish funeral and lashed out at the mourners who had gathered in defiance of social distancing rules. (29..
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NYC mayor Bill de Blasio explains breaking up Jewish funeral

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio said it was unacceptable to gather in large numbers in times of a pandemic, and promised consequences for those who don't follow the rules _ even if the gathering is for a..
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NYC students to get virus-altered grading system

New York City schools will implement a new grading system for the remainder of the coronavirus-disrupted school year, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday. (April 28)  
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New York City needs $7.4 billion in federal aid amid coronavirus: mayor

New York City needs a $7.4 billion in federal aid to offset economic losses from the coronavirus, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Sunday, urging President Donald Trump to push his fellow Republicans in..
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De Blasio: More testing coming; fireworks, too

Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters Wednesday that increased testing is coming to New York City. (April 22)  
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NYC announces strategic reserve, new ventilators

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced the city has set up a strategic reserve for the production and stockpiling of medical equipment. He said the first purchase includes 3,000 "bridge"..
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New York mayor says lack of coronavirus testing may delay city reopening

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Monday that it could take weeks if not months before the country's most populous city reopens due to a lack of widespread testing, even as officials elsewhere..
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NYC to open testing sites in hard-hit communities

New York City will open new coronavirus testing sites for hard-hit communities. Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday that five walk-in testing sites will focus on those 65 and older in areas with high..
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NYC Mayor: We need a federal bailout

New York City's mayor Thursday called on President Trump to 'bailout' Trump's 'hometown' from the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The city expects a $7.4 billion budget hit in the..
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NYC Mayor: May-June we hope to ease restrictions

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday said that he hopes to ease some of the social distancing restrictions "somewhere between May and June." (April 14)  
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New York City mayor orders public schools shut for rest of school year; Cuomo says it's his call

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Saturday public schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year as the city battles the novel coronavirus outbreak.
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New York City public schools to remain closed for rest of school year: mayor

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Saturday public schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year as the city battles the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
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De Blasio: Social distancing must continue in NYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday that New York City needs continued social distancing plus more conoravirus testing capacity in order to reach a point where the loosening of restrictions could be..
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Virus in NYC hits black, Hispanic New Yorkers hard

New York City's death toll from the coronavirus has been disproportionately high in black and Hispanic communities, and the city is starting an outreach campaign for those residents, Mayor Bill de..
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Miracle in Plymouth: UAW worker celebrates Ford making 1M face shields in 13 days

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio praises Ford for helping protect first responders as Ford-UAW workers build around the clock a million face shields.
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New York mayor begs for more U.S. aid as jobs data confirms economic carnage

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio pleaded with the U.S. government for more help in expectation of a surge in COVID-19 cases next week, as new statistics emerged confirming that hundreds of thousands of..
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65K hospital beds needed in NY by end of April

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Wednesday the city needs an additional 65,000 hospital beds to help in the fight against the coronavirus. New York had a "tremendous start" with some 20,000 beds..
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Cuomo Is a Media Hero in the Pandemic. De Blasio Is a Scapegoat.

The mayor of New York, who is often disdainful of the media, has become an irresistible punching bag.
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350 more hospital beds for NY fight against virus

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday an additional 350 hospital beds will be made available next week at the tennis center that hosts the U.S. Open to help fight the spread of the coronavirus...
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New York City to probe Amazon firing of warehouse worker

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday he had ordered the city's human rights commissioner to investigate the dismissal of a worker at an Amazon.com warehouse who had participated in a..
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De Blasio issues grim warning over virus threat

De Blasio issues grim warning over virus threat  
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NYC removes bball hoops to enforce social distance

Mayor Bill de Blasio urges New Yorkers to practice social distancing and to stay home and he is now upping his actions in hopes of persuading more New Yorkers to do so. (March 26).  
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De Blasio: New York is the "epiccenter"of national crisis

New York's Mayor Bill de Blasio warned on Tuesday the city was in a "battle to stop the spread of the coronavirus. At a briefing in City Hall, the mayor said New York was "the epicenter of this crisis..
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New York begs for federal help over coronavirus as Fed sets up fiscal supports

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio pleaded for help from the federal government and from private citizens to fight the coronavirus outbreak as the U.S. Federal Reserve launched an extraordinary array of..
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NY mayor: City weeks from running out of supplies

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday announced New York City was just weeks away from hospital supplies needed to treat victims of the coronavirus. He lashed out at President Donald Trump as "the..
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New York City 'almost to point' of recommending 'shelter-in-place' to Governor, NYC Mayor says

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Wednesday that he was "almost to the point" of recommending to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo that the city implement a 'shelter-in-place' policy that would..
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Bill de Blasio: COVID-19 is a wartime scenario. President Trump needs to act like it is.

Our federal government should immediately nationalize production of the medical supplies Americans need.
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