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Officials Unveil Antique Replica Cars That Some Hope Replace Horse Carriages

One hundred years after the automobile replaced the need for most horses in New York, there's a new model of car that some hope does away with horses in the city just about entirely, but with new questions emerging about the viability of the cars, no one is giving up the horses' reins yet. Updated 04/17/2014 08:18 PM

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State Legislature Votes to Join Growing National Popular Vote Movement

New York State may once again become in play in presidential elections after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that would join New York into a compact with other states to select the president by popular vote instead of the Electoral College, a bill that quietly passed the state Senate and Assembly last month. 04/16/2014 07:59 PM

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Horse Carriage Supporters Ride Momentum as Opponents Plan to Unveil Alternative

A group seeking to ban horse-drawn carriages is unveiling an alternative on Thursday, a replica of an antique car that runs on batteries, but some question whether it will be an effective distraction against the barrage of attacks the group is under from those who want the horses to stay. 04/16/2014 07:37 PM

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City Disbands NYPD's Muslim Surveillance Division

The city on Tuesday announced it has disbanded the NYPD's post-9/11 surveillance division created to spy on Muslim communities, which the former administration had argued was constitutionally protected. Updated 04/16/2014 04:07 PM

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