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New York City: Largest city in the United States
New York City (NYC), often called the City of New York or simply New York (NY), is the most populous city in the United States. With an estimated 2018 population of 8,398,748 distributed over about 302.6 square miles (784 km2), New York is also the most densely populated major city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the U.S. state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass. With almost 20 million people in its metropolitan statistical area and approximately 23 million in its combined statistical area, it is one of the world's most populous megacities. New York City has been described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world, significantly influencing commerce, entertainment, research, technology, education, politics, tourism, art, fashion, and sports. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy.

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US Builds Makeshift Hospitals To Help Fight The Coronavirus Outbreak [Video]

US Builds Makeshift Hospitals To Help Fight The Coronavirus Outbreak

The U.S. government built hundreds of makeshift hospitals near major cities to ease the strain on the healthcare system. According to Reuters, the death toll in the U.S. stood at 800, the most for a..

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New York Governor Cuomo Doesn't Think Marijuana Will May New York's State Budget [Video]

New York Governor Cuomo Doesn't Think Marijuana Will May New York's State Budget

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said legalizing recreational marijuana may not be included in the state’s budget. The New York state budget is due on April 1 and Cuomo said there simply isn’t enough..

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Walmart starts temperature checks in safety ramp-up [Video]

Walmart starts temperature checks in safety ramp-up

Walmart said on Tuesday it would start taking the temperature of employees as it addresses growing safety concerns among retail workers laboring through the coronavirus outbreak. The move comes as..

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Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively donate a further $400,000 amid coronavirus pandemic [Video]

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively donate a further $400,000 amid coronavirus pandemic

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have donated $400,000 dollars to four New York hospitals dealing with the coronavirus.

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Coronavirus hits U.S. police forces amid protective gear shortages [Video]

Coronavirus hits U.S. police forces amid protective gear shortages

Major U.S. police departments, from New York to Philadelphia and Detroit, are being forced to sideline officers as infections rise in the ranks, according to a Reuters survey. This report produced by..

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Coronavirus to hammer U.S. auto sales [Video]

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U.S. new vehicle sales likely drove off a cliff in March as the coronavirus pandemic pounded consumer confidence and shuttered dealerships across much of the U.S. As Fred Katayama reports, sales could..

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New York subway desolate as US coronavirus cases climb

New York's famous subway was empty on Monday, as people obeyed orders to stay indoors due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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U.S. doctors enduring verbal abuse on the frontlines [Video]

U.S. doctors enduring verbal abuse on the frontlines

On top of grueling hours and non-stop work due to the coronavirus pandemic, doctors in New York, which has the most cases in the United States, have had to deal with being spat on, verbally abused, and..

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US Navy Ship arrives in NYC to offer Coronavirus relief [Video]

US Navy Ship arrives in NYC to offer Coronavirus relief

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New York Inmates Describe Lack Of Protection Against COVID-19

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New York City Mayor Death Toll Will Rise If City Doesn't Receive Medical Supplies [Video]

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio asked the Trump administration for more medical supplies. According to Reuters, he said the death toll would continue to rise if the city did not receive any help. De..

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Cuomo Extends 'Stay-At-Home' Order [Video]

Cuomo Extends 'Stay-At-Home' Order

On Sunday, NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced he was extending the state's Stay-At-Home order for another two weeks. The policy is now in place until at least April 15. Cuomo took to Twitter to say the..

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Lady Gaga's dad ends restaurant crowdfunding campaign over backlash [Video]

Lady Gaga's dad ends restaurant crowdfunding campaign over backlash

Lady Gaga's restaurateur father has taken down a crowdfunding campaign asking for donations to pay his New York staff during the coronavirus shutdown after facing fierce criticism online.

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Cuomo: Trump 'really panicked' NY with quarantine idea

After U.S. President Donald Trump walked back the idea he floated a day before about a New York quarantine, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday said the president "really panicked" New Yorkers...

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Fauci: Americans Should Expect Millions Of COVID-19 Cases, 100,000 Deaths [Video]

Fauci: Americans Should Expect Millions Of COVID-19 Cases, 100,000 Deaths

The United States' leading infectious-disease expert says the US will see "millions of cases" of COVID-19 and more than 100,000 deaths. Dr. Anthony Fauci appeared on CNN's 'State of the Union' with..

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U.S. Could Face 200,000 Coronavirus Deaths [Video]

U.S. Could Face 200,000 Coronavirus Deaths

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. deaths from coronavirus could reach 200,000 with millions of cases, the government’s top infectious diseases expert warned on Sunday as New York, New Orleans and..

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Fauci Warns US Could Reach 200,000 Coronavirus Cases [Video]

Fauci Warns US Could Reach 200,000 Coronavirus Cases

Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said U.S. deaths from COVID-19 could reach 200,000. Dr. Anthony Fauci made these estimates as major cities such as New York, warned..

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New York's Governor Postpones Presidential Primary [Video]

New York's Governor Postpones Presidential Primary

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo postponed the state’s April 28 presidential primary to June 23. According to Reuters, the number of coronavirus cases climbed to 52, 318 and deaths to 728. The state..

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NY Gov Cuomo postpones primary election [Video]

NY Gov Cuomo postpones primary election

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday he was postponing the state's April 28 presidential primary to June 23. Colette Luke has more

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Trump mulls NY quarantine as U.S. cases top 115,000 [Video]

Trump mulls NY quarantine as U.S. cases top 115,000

President Donald Trump said on Saturday he is considering a two-week quarantine on New York and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut in a bid to halt the spread of the coronavirus from the country's..

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Trump sends off naval hospital ship USNS Comfort [Video]

Trump sends off naval hospital ship USNS Comfort

Donald Trump speaks in Virginia as part of a send-off for the Comfort, which is going to New York to help the city combat coronavirus. He calls the USNS Comfort “a 70,000-tonne message of hope and..

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Trump says he may quarantine NY, NJ and Connecticut [Video]

Trump says he may quarantine NY, NJ and Connecticut

President Trump on Saturday said he is considering imposing a quarantine on New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Colette Luke has more.

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U.S. coronavirus death toll rises past 3,000 on deadliest day

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus pandemic climbed past 3,000 on Monday, the deadliest day yet in the country's mounting crisis, while New York cheered the arrival of a gleaming 1,000-bed U.S...
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U.S. Open venue to host 350-bed temporary hospital amid coronavirus pandemic

A portion of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center is set to transform into a 350-bed temporary hospital on Tuesday, the USTA said, as the coronavirus outbreak strains resources in New York City,..
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New York greets hospital ship with cheers; U.S. death toll rises past 3,000

New York welcomed the arrival of a gleaming 1,000-bed U.S. Navy hospital ship on Monday as a beacon of hope for the city's desperate fight against the coronavirus pandemic, while the national death..
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Jailed CBF president given early release by NY judge

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New York cheers arrival of hospital ship as coronavirus cases soar

People cheered the U.S. Navy hospital ship Comfort as it sailed into New York on Monday, a beacon of the national effort to stanch the coronavirus outbreak at its U.S. epicenter as the number of cases..
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