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De Blasio discusses, perhaps for the only time, father's suicide
De Blasio discusses, perhaps for the only time, father's suicide

When you're in politics, to borrow a phrase from Faulkner, the past is never the past, especially when you're running for high office. Even from when you were only 18 years old. Bill de Blasio, the 52-year-old Democratic favorite to become New York City's next mayor, got a tough dose of that basic law of political physics Monday when the New York Post reported that his father, while suffering from late-stage terminal cancer, committed suicide long ago. “The local police received a call at 8:24 a.m. from a subject stating that he or she had found a man dead in vehicle,” the Post quoted an Aug. 2, 1979, article in the New Milford Times in Connecticut as saying. “The police said their...

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