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A new drug policy agency would focus as much on health as on policing under a proposal a lawmaker plans to formally introduce Thursday to shift how the nation's biggest city approaches illega … Full Article

Hundreds march over Brooklyn Bridge to remember Selma’s Bloody Sunday

Carrying signs saying “Black lives matter!” and “We march with Selma,” more than 500 marchers crossed over the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama. … Full Article

Friday March 6, Our World In Pictures

UKRAINE — Army Soldiers Parachute Out of Helicopter: Ukrainian army soldiers perform a military exercise at a training ground outside Zhitomir on Friday. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge march on Saturday to commemorate Selma 1965’s ‘Bloody Sunday’

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of a pivotal voting rights march in 1965 over the Edmund Pettus Bridge from Selma, Alabama to the state's capital of Montgomery, Brooklyn BP Eric Adams has announced a march over the Brooklyn Bridge to take place this Saturday. … Full Article

PHOTOS: Let It Snow, Brooklyn! What other choice do we have?

Brooklyn — embrace the snow. Another day of foul weather on Thursday means that March really, really came in like a lion this year. So with any luck, it will go out like a lamb. Cross your fingers. * * * … Full Article

Ringling Bros. to eliminate elephant performances

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey announced on Thursday that they will be eliminating elephants from all circus performances by 2018. … Full Article

Adams pushes plan to fight illegal home conversions

Combating the rash of illegal home conversions taking place in Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and other Brooklyn neighborhoods will take a combination of strong legislation and beefed-up investigations by inspectors from the New York City Department of Buildings, according to housing preservation advoc … Full Article

Bay Ridge leaders praise inclusion of Muslim school holidays

Bay Ridge boasts a large population of Arab-Americans and leaders of that community were full of praise for the announcement by Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña to add two Muslim holidays to the public school calendar. … Full Article

NYC to spend $250 million to make dangerous streets safer

Some of New York City's most dangerous streets are about to get safer as part of a $250 million project that will target roadways in the outer boroughs where dozens of pedestrians have been killed or injured in recent years. … Full Article

De Blasio to tout housing plan to business leaders

 Mayor Bill de Blasio will bring his message of combating income inequality — and, in particular, his ambitious affordable housing plan — to a group of influential New York City business leaders whose support could prove vital. … Full Article

NYC schools to close on two Muslim holidays

For the first time, New York City public schools will close during two Muslim holidays. … Full Article

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