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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, the most populous county in the state, and the second-most densely populated county in the United States. It is New York City's most populous borough, with an estimated 2,504,700 residents in 2010. Named after the Dutch village of Breukelen, it borders 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.


Brooklyn bishop investigating Buffalo church accused of sexually assaulting altar boy

A bishop in New York City who was picked by the Catholic Church to investigate Buffalo's diocese for its handling of child abuse allegations against clergy has himself been accused of sexually..
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Saturday Sessions: Bon Iver performs "Blood Bank"

Influential indie-folk group Bon Iver performs to a sold-out crowd at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.
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Videos for Brooklyn

Chadwick Boseman and Sienna Miller celebrate the opening of their new film, '21 Bridges' [Video]Chadwick Boseman and Sienna Miller celebrate the opening of their new film, '21 Bridges'

Actor Chadwick Boseman steps into the roll of a New York City cop for his new action thriller, '21 Bridges'.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:46Published

King Princess offers 'sexuality and substance' in debut album [Video]King Princess offers 'sexuality and substance' in debut album

Mikaela Straus, the 20-year-old singer-songwriter better known as King Princess, releases her hotly anticipated debut album "Cheap Queen" on Friday, tackling love, heartbreak, and hard times from her..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:05Published

Brooklyn shooting at 'illegal gambling' spot leaves 4 dead: police [Video]Brooklyn shooting at 'illegal gambling' spot leaves 4 dead: police

Four people were killed and three others injured at an 'illegal gambling location' in Brooklyn on Saturday morning, police said. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:42Published

Sober nightlife takes off in New York [Video]Sober nightlife takes off in New York

At bars like the chic Getaway in trendy Brooklyn, 'sober-curious' patrons sip on non-alcoholic cocktails and concentrate on making connections with others who are opting to live dry. Yahaira Jacquez..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 03:04Published

China TV drops NBA exhibition games, escalating pressure amid tweet uproar [Video]China TV drops NBA exhibition games, escalating pressure amid tweet uproar

NBA commissioner Silver defends free speech

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:28Published


Woman selling churros at NYC subway station arrested

The NYPD is responding to two viral videos showing officers arresting a woman for selling food inside a Brooklyn subway station. CBSN New York's Mark Liverman reports.
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M.C. Escher: A mind-bending exhibition

An exhibition at Brooklyn's Industry City features more than 200 works from Dutch artist M.C. Escher's topsy-turvy perspective. Jane Pauley reports. Images courtesy of The M. C Escher Company.
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Black models in modern art

A recent New York City art exhibition, now at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, explores the importance of black models as key to the development of 19th and 20th century art, through their representations..
CBS News - Published

The Pope and his Jewish Maestro

How an unlikely friendship between Pope John Paul II and a "nice Jewish boy from Brooklyn" helped changed relations between Jews and Christians forever
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Bon Iver's journey from indie-folk favorite to sold-out arenas

The influential indie-folk group Bon Iver broke out in 2012, winning Grammy awards for both best new artist and best alternative album. Two more collections followed including their latest, released in..
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4 killed in shooting at illegal gambling site in Brooklyn

Police say at least four people were killed and three others were wounded early Saturday in a shooting at an illegal gambling club in New York City.
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4 dead, 3 wounded in Brooklyn shooting, police say

No arrests have been made
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Red Notice for Murder

A Brooklyn woman turns to a New York private eye for help tracking down a Russian beauty she believes robbed and killed her mother. Can they find her? "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant..
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Today in History for September 24th

Highlights of this day in history: Patricia Hearst gets prison time; Author F. Scott Fitzgerald born; '60 Minutes' premieres; Baseball's Dodgers play last Brooklyn game; Muppets creator Jim Henson..
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“Red at the Bone” author Jacqueline Woodson on writing against the stereotype of motherhood

Jacqueline Woodson is a New York Times-bestselling author, with more than five million copies of her works sold worldwide. Her memoir, "Brown Girl Dreaming," won the National Book Award in 2014, and..
CBS News - Published

Chronicling New York’s Muslim History

Tours through Harlem and Wall Street, along with a new exhibition in Brooklyn, tell all-but-forgotten stories.
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Chinese professor accused of Huawei-related fraud asks why case was moved to Brooklyn

A lawyer for a Chinese professor accused of obtaining technology from a Silicon Valley startup to benefit China's Huawei on Wednesday told a federal judge that he would like to know why the case is in..
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FDNY to honor 22 firefighters who died of 9/11-related illnesses

The names of 22 firefighters will be added to the FDNY World Trade Center Memorial Wall in Brooklyn on Friday, according to FDNY.  
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These folks got to dance in a mosh pit with Shaq

Shaquille O'Neal jumped up and down with festival goers at Brooklyn's Electric Zoo.
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Why Did the Chicken Cover the Road?

Out of nowhere, raw poultry parts blanketed a block in Brooklyn — and then they were gone.
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A craft beer even Jim Gaffigan would like

A Brooklyn brewer has taken up a challenge from the "Sunday Morning" contributor's snarky remarks about beer labels
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R. Kelly pleads not guilty to sex-crime charges, denied bail after lawyer lost track of him

In his latest court appearance to face multiple sex-crime charges, R. Kelly pleaded not guilty in federal court in Brooklyn.
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Gang ties possible in Brooklyn block party shooting; NYPD continues manhunt

Gang violence accounts for roughly half of the shootings in the Brownsville area of New York City.  
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Brooklyn shooting leaves 1 dead, several injured

A shooting in Brownsville, Brooklyn left a 38-year-old man dead and several others injured.  
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1 killed, 11 wounded in shooting at Brooklyn playground

"We all thought it was firecrackers because, you know, you felt so safe with police presence here. Who's going to think this is gunfire at an event like this?"
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1 dead, 11 others shot at community event in Brooklyn park

Gunfire at a large, outdoor event in Brooklyn's Brownsville neighborhood killed one man and injured at least 11 others late Saturday, police said.
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Communal living spaces foster community for all ages

Lightning Society Lofts in Bushwick, Brooklyn is a "collaborative living project" that sees 17 adults under one roof.
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Knee-deep flooding jams transit, swamps battered Brooklyn, darkens parts of New Jersey

Trains and planes were delayed while cars and pedestrians slogged through knee-deep water in Brooklyn as flooding swept through parts of the borough.  
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Knee-deep rain floods Brooklyn street

Commuters navigate flooded streets in Brooklyn, New York as flash flood warnings were issued.
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Outage leaves 46K New Yorkers in the dark just a week after last blackout

Just a week after a massive blackout in New York City, another Con Edison outage left neighborhoods like this one in Brooklyn without power all night.  
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R. Kelly's crisis manager: "I would not leave my daughter" with an accused pedophile

R&B singer R. Kelly will appear in federal court in Brooklyn court next month to face new sex crime charges. Federal prosecutors in Illinois and New York have charged the musician with a combined 18..
CBS News - Published

Thousands in Brooklyn still in dark as New York City deals with another power outage

Con Edison tweeted at 4 a.m. Monday that about half of the 33,000 customers in Brooklyn had power restored after a blackout Sunday.
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With 46K blacked out, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo rips Con Edison: 'They should have been better prepared'

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo slammed electricity company Con Edison for blackouts in Brooklyn and Queens on Sunday night amid a heat wave.
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Service resumes after NYC subway lines were suspended

The stoppage affected the No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 trains that serve swaths of Manhattan, the Bronx and Brooklyn
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American citizen accused of becoming ISIS sniper

Asainov, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Kazakhstan, appeared in federal court in Brooklyn on Friday
CBS News - Published

'Brown Skin Girl': Beyonce fans can't get enough of 'The Lion King: The Gift' new song

The new song on "The Lion King"-inspired album features vocals from Nigerian singer Wizkid, the Brooklyn rapper Saint Jhn and Blue Ivy Carter.
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'El Chapo' Guzman sentenced to life in US prison

The notorious Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been sentenced to life behind bars in a U.S. prison. A federal judge in Brooklyn handed down the sentence Wednesday. (July 17)  
USATODAY.com - Published

No federal charges for New York policeman in 2014 'I can't breathe' death

The New York police officer who put Eric Garner in a fatal chokehold during an attempted arrest in 2014, fueling the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, will not face federal criminal charges, the..
Reuters - Published

R. Kelly arrested on child pornography charges

R. Kelly is back in jail, this time facing federal sex crime charges. NYPD detectives and Homeland Security agents arrested Kelly Thursday night in Chicago. He was indicted earlier in the day by two..
CBS News - Published

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