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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, 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.


“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..
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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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Videos for Brooklyn

Michael Kors hopes to spark optimism with his collection [Video]Michael Kors hopes to spark optimism with his collection

The New York native heads to Brooklyn to show his new spring 2020 collection. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Rihanna celebrates all women with new brand Savage X [Video]Rihanna celebrates all women with new brand Savage X

The pop star debuts her new collection at New York Fashion Week. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Sanders tells Cardi B, Sanders tells Cardi B, "Trump is an overt racist"

Democratic presidential nominee, Bernie Sanders tells rapper Cardi Be that it's time to 'get rid of Donald Trump' because he's a racist. The New Yorkers also discussed immigration, wages, health care..

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NYC's largest rooftop farm grows in Brooklyn [Video]NYC's largest rooftop farm grows in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Grange's newest rooftop farm in Sunset Park spans 55,000 square feet of cultivated space. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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R. Kelly Charged With Soliciting Sex From A Minor In Minnesota [Video]R. Kelly Charged With Soliciting Sex From A Minor In Minnesota

Singer R. Kelly was charged in Minnesota with soliciting sex from a minor at a Minneapolis hotel room. Last month Kelly was jailed in New York after being charged in Brooklyn and Chicago with numerous..

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R. Kelly pleads not guilty to NY sex trafficking charges: Attorney [Video]R. Kelly pleads not guilty to NY sex trafficking charges: Attorney

Douglas Anton, attorney for singer R. Kelly, said on Friday that his client pleaded not guilty to charges of racketeering and sex trafficking. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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'You're fabulous and you're beautiful' - Meet Ms. Dee, on a mission to empower women [Video]'You're fabulous and you're beautiful' - Meet Ms. Dee, on a mission to empower women

"Hey There Beautiful" is Ms. Dee’s workshop that empowers Brooklyn girls and women. Rough Cut (no reporter’s narration).

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'You are the best, you are fabulous, you are beautiful' - Meet Ms. Dee, who’s on a mission to empower women [Video]'You are the best, you are fabulous, you are beautiful' - Meet Ms. Dee, who’s on a mission to empower women

"Hey There Beautiful" is Ms. Dee’s workshop that empowers Brooklyn girls and women. Rough Cut (no reporter’s narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:48Published

Brooklyn Community Event Ends In A Hail Of Gunfire And Death [Video]Brooklyn Community Event Ends In A Hail Of Gunfire And Death

Gunfire at a community center event in Brooklyn killed one man and injured at least 11 others late Saturday. Newser reports twelve people were shot, including a 38-year-old man who was dead on arrival..

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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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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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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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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..
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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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1 dead, 11 wounded in Brooklyn shooting

A community festival was coming to a close when gunfire erupted in a Brooklyn neighborhood, leaving one man dead, another person in critical condition and 10 others wounded, authorities said Sunday as..
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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..
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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
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'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)  
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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..
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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..
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Bastille frontman Dan Smith on the "happy accident" of his success and new album

Bastille is the band behind the multi-platinum song "Pompeii." Last month, the Grammy-nominated band released its third studio album, "Doom Days." "CBS This Morning" co-host Anthony Mason sat down with..
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Kevin Durant to reportedly sign free agent deal with Brooklyn Nets

Durant will reportedly be joined in Brooklyn by six-time NBA All Star Kyrie Irving and center DeAndre Jordan
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Queer son reunites with his mother for Pride Month

For this year's Pride Month, Verizon reunited four members of the LGBTQ community with members of their families with whom coming out caused tension. We caught up with one of those families – a..
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Best (and worst) outfits from 2019 NBA draft

Quick judgments on the fashion choices of the top NBA prospects at the draft in Brooklyn.
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NBA draft tracker: Live updates, pick-by-pick analysis

Stick with us throughout the night as we track each NBA draft pick live as they're announced from Brooklyn's Barclays Center.
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Iraqi-Canadian man sentenced for role in deadly attack on U.S. base

An Iraqi-Canadian man was sentenced to 26 years in prison by a federal judge in Brooklyn on Tuesday for his role in orchestrating the April 2009 truck bombing of a U.S. base in Mosul, Iraq, that killed..
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Man arrested in alleged Times Square grenade plot to appear in court: media

A man who was arrested in an alleged plot to buy grenades for an attack on Times Square is expected to appear in federal court in Brooklyn on Friday, local media reported, citing unidentified law..
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New England Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams giving Tom Brady his 6th ring; Spongbob Squarepants song performed during halftime show in memory of show's creator Awards, Gayle King spoke with the..
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Jay-Z becomes first billionaire hip-hop artist

Jay-Z grew up in the Marcy housing projects of Brooklyn. Now he owns three homes and multiple business adding up to a billion-dollar fortune
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Lawmaker calls on MLB to change rain delay rules

After a rash of rain delays and postponements in the early part of the season, a Brooklyn councilman sent a proposal to MLB's commissioner.
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"One terrible punch": Victim in NYC anti-Semitic attack speaks out

Two hate crimes this month in Brooklyn come as anti-Semitic crimes spike in New York and across the country
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Suspects sought in anti-Semitic attack in Brooklyn

A reward is being offered for the arrest of four men accused of attacking an Orthodox Jewish man in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York. The victim told WCBS his attackers made comments..
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Islanders fans don't mind Brooklyn for playoff games

With their team playing in the Eastern Conference semifinals, New York Islanders fans are back in Brooklyn for the first time in more than two months
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Nets GM fined, suspended for entering refs locker room

Nets general manager Sean Marks has been suspended one game without pay and fined $25,000 for entering the referees' locker room after Brooklyn's loss to Philadelphia in Game 4 of their playoff..
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Suspected ax murderer at large after killing woman in Brooklyn

The carnage was discovered after the surviving victim hailed an Uber outside the Bushwick Houses at 1:30 a.m. Saturday
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76ers show off firepower to take down Nets in Game 3 for 2-1 series lead

Ben Simmons and Tobias Harris provided plenty of punch while Joel Embiid sat out to lead the Sixers to a 131-115 victory in Brooklyn.
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Judge upholds New York City's mandatory measles vaccination order

A Brooklyn judge on Thursday ruled against a group of parents who challenged New York City's recently imposed mandatory measles vaccination order, rejecting their arguments that the city's public..
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New York City defends measles vaccination order in court

New York City's Department of Health defended its mandatory measles vaccination order in a state court on Thursday after a group of anonymous Brooklyn parents sued, arguing that the order was..
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