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A New York City Train Derailed, Injuring Over 100 People

A New York City Train Derailed, Injuring Over 100 People*/

– From Popular MechanicsA packed Long Island Rail Road rush-hour train crashed at the end of a platform as it pulled into a major Brooklyn transportation hub on Wednesday, hurling passengers onto the floor and slamming them into each other.The front of the slow-moving train hit a bumping block as it pulled into Atlantic Terminal, left the tracks and smashed into a small structure, apparently a work area; a rail pierced the floor of a train car, authorities said.About 100 people were treated for minor injuries after the 8:30 a.m. crash; many had been standing as they prepared to get off the train at the last stop.
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Nation’s first known ‘intersex’ birth certificate issued in New York City

Nation's first known 'intersex' birth certificate issued in New York City*/

– New York City has issued what legal advocates believe to be the first birth certificate marked “intersex” to Sara Kelly Keenan, a resident of Santa Cruz, California.In September, Keenan, 55, became the second person nationwide to receive a court order declaring her legal gender to be non-binary, a gender that is neither male nor female.Her new birth certificate marks the latest step for intersex and non-binary people who have recently gained legal recognition in several states, and could have nationwide implications for those communities, several attorneys say.
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New York City ID Holders Aren’t a Threat, N.Y.P.D. Official Says in Court

New York City ID Holders Aren’t a Threat, N.Y.P.D. Official Says in Court*/

– The New York Police Department’s highest-ranking counterterrorism official said in court on Thursday that records associated with the city’s municipal ID card program could be destroyed without increasing the risk of terrorism.John Miller, the department’s deputy commissioner for intelligence and counterterrorism, was testifying in the courtroom of Justice Philip G. Minardo of the State Supreme Court on Staten Island in a case brought by two State Assembly members from the borough who are seeking to block the destruction of the records; plans to destroy them were built into the legislation that created the ID program, known as IDNYC.“In the course of two years, we have not seen New York City IDs surfacing in a rampage of terrorism threats or other matters,” Mr. Miller said.
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Amazon to open new brick-and-mortar bookstore in New York City this year

Amazon to open new brick-and-mortar bookstore in New York City this year*/

– Amazon plans to open its first physical bookstore in New York City — and its sixth overall.The store will be located in Time Warner Center on the edge of Central Park, and will open in 2017, an Amazon spokeswoman said in an email.The Wall Street Journal first reported on the new store and added that Amazon is looking at a second New York location in the Hudson Yards area.
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Uber prepares for battle with New York City over disclosure rules

Uber prepares for battle with New York City over disclosure rules*/

– Uber Technologies Inc. is starting off the year preparing for a new political fight.As New York City seeks more information about ride-hailing drivers’ activities, it’s shaping up to be Uber’s second major conflict with the administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio.The battle, starting with a public hearing on the issue Thursday, points to a broader struggle pitting Uber and Lyft Inc. against local governments hungry for more data about the movement of their citizens.
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