Mother and 4 children killed in Brooklyn stabbing rampage

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Beastie Boy Adam Yauch gets park named after him in Brooklyn

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Adam Yauch, the Beastie Boy otherwise known as MCA, had a Brooklyn playground renamed for him Friday, a day before the one-year anniversary of his death.

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Jailed for 23 years, freed man suffers heart attack a day later

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A man released 23 years after he was wrongly convicted for the 1991 murder of a New York rabbi suffered a heart attack on his second day as a free man, his attorney confirmed to NBC News.

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Injured dolphin dies after being stranded in polluted New York City canal

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An injured dolphin that became stranded in Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal died Friday, officials said.

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Dolphin stranded in New York canal

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Authorities in New York City have responded to a dolphin that’s become stranded in Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal Friday. 

Live helicopter video from NBCNewYork.com showed the sea mammal bobbing up and down in the canal’s murky water — which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency declared a Superfund site in 2010 because it contained a ”century’s worth” of pollutants.

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'Sandy Claus' delivers toys to storm-stricken kids

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The Associated Press reports — From his toy-cluttered Brooklyn apartment, the man in the red suit was making his list and checking it twice. But he made no distinction between naughty or nice: Every child on it would receive a gift from this Santa Claus.

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Cleanup after Brooklyn, Queens twisters; most power back in D.C. area

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Residents from New England to Washington, D.C., were cleaning up on a much-milder Sunday after storms spawned two New York City tornadoes and toppled thousands of trees as well as power lines, cutting electricity to tens of thousands.

PossibleTornado touches down in NYC area

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Updated at 2 p.m. ET: A tornado swept out of the sea and hit a beachfront neighborhood in New York City on Saturday, hurling debris in the air, toppling power lines and startling residents who once thought of twisters as a Midwestern phenomenon. .

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2 dead after winds slam Midwest, Northeast; twister hits NY town

At least two people were killed after severe thunderstorms unleashed heavy rain and strong winds across parts of the Midwest and Northeast on Thursday, grounding hundreds of flights and leaving tens of thousands of people without power.

In Brooklyn, N.Y., a  61-year-old man was killed when scaffolding fell on him after lightning struck a church steeple.

(Photo: A storm cloud begins to dump rain over Brooklyn on Thursday night. Lucas Jackson / Reuters)

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