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1 dead, 2 injured in NYC crane collapse

One person died and two others were seriously injured when a crane collapsed in Lower Manhattan during a snow squall Friday morning, smashing the roofs of parked cars as it crashed onto the street, authorities said.

The collapsed red boom of the mobile crane landed across an intersection and stretched much of a block after the incident, which occurred around 8:25 a.m.

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Two police officers shot in New York public housing complex

Two police officers patrolling a housing project were shot and wounded by a gunman who apparently later killed himself a few miles from where Mayor Bill de Blasio was delivering his State of the City address on Thursday.

The officers were on the sixth floor of an apartment building in the Melrose Houses complex in the Bronx when they encountered two people in a stairwell, police said.

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Michigan officials were warned of link between Flint's water and Legionnaires' disease, emails show

High-ranking officials in Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's administration were aware of a surge in Legionnaires' disease potentially linked to Flint's water long before the governor reported the increase to the public last month, internal emails show.

When he disclosed the rise in Legionnaires' cases on Jan. 13, Snyder said he had learned about it just a couple of days earlier.

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Smirking pharma CEO Martin Shkreli leaves lawmakers infuriated after hourlong showing

Pharmaceutical chief Martin Shkreli refused to testify Thursday in an appearance before U.S. lawmakers over severe price hikes for a drug sold by a company that he acquired, yet even without answering questions  managed to leave them infuriated.

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Girl texted with Virginia Tech student before being stabbed to death, prosecutor says

Two Virginia Tech students carefully planned the kidnapping and killing of a 13-year-old girl, arranging a predawn rendezvous online after buying cleaning supplies and a shovel at separate Wal-Mart stores, a prosecutor alleged Thursday.

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Oldest Georgia death row inmate, 72, is executed

Georgia executed a 72-year-old man, its oldest death row inmate, early Wednesday for the killing of a convenience store manager during a robbery decades ago.

Brandon Astor Jones was pronounced dead at 12:46 a.m. Wednesday after an injection of the barbiturate pentobarbital at the state prison in Jackson. He was convicted in the 1979 shooting death of suburban Atlanta store manager Roger Tackett.

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