N.Y. Today: De Blasio to Phase Out N.Y.C. Gifted and Talented Program

The plan would overhaul the gifted and talented program in New York City elementary schools.

Police Standoff With Man in a Tree Ends on the Third Day

On Wednesday, a Queens man climbed into a tree near his home to avoid the police. On Friday, he finally came down.

By Ashley Wong and Chelsia Rose Marcius

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Ida Flooding Deaths Push Council to Demand Climate Change Plan for New York

Under a bill passed by the City Council, the mayor is required to create a plan to deal with the wide-ranging threats of climate change, from flooding to extreme heat.

By Anne Barnard

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U.S. Charges Ex-Taliban Commander in Killing of 3 Soldiers in '08 Attack

The man, Haji Najibullah, was charged last year with kidnapping an American journalist and two Afghan nationals months after the deadly assault.

By Ed Shanahan

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For the First Time in 232 Years, a Black Prosecutor Leads a Storied Office

Damian Williams, an unassuming figure with stellar credentials, is now the most powerful federal law enforcement official in Manhattan.

By Benjamin Weiser

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