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Meghan Markle Sports a Relaxed Red Suit for a Visit to a Harlem Elementary School

P.S. 123 Mahalia Jackson School students in Harlem, New York City received a visit from two special guests on Friday morning. Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan paid a visit to the central Harlem elementary school for an outdoor reading event where Meghan read from her debut children's book, The Bench. The Sussexes were joined by New York City Public Schools Chancellor Meisha Porter for the visit, meant to highlight the school's initiatives and to promote early literacy in young students. Harry and Meghan's visit to Harlem comes after the start of their three-day trip to New York City which began with a visit with Mayor Bill de Blasio and his family and Governor Kathy Hochul at the One World Observatory.
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New York City is set to become the first municipality in the U.S. to set baseline working conditions for thousands of people in the Big Apple who deliver food for services such as DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber Eats. The six new bills passed this week, which Mayor Bill De Blasio...
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Kicked Off Their Tour of New York at One World Observatory

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry arrived in New York City Thursday to kick off their tour of the Big Apple. The arrival marked the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's first major, in-person public appearance together since they relocated to the United States in early 2020 with a visit to the One World Observatory in Manhattan, meeting with Mayor Bill de Blasio; his wife, First Lady Chirlane McCray; and their son, Dante de Blasio. New York state Governor Kathy Hochul was also in attendance for the meeting.
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Rikers ‘emergency’ needs outside expertise to replace city mismanagement, federal monitor says

The federal monitor overseeing Rikers Island has warned that the out-of-control jail system is in a “state of emergency” — insisting outside help is needed to overcome “mismanagement” and “prevalent” failings. “We are gravely concerned that the Department has made no appreciable progress to ameliorate the dangerous conditions in the...
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Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou expected to plead guilty to US charges

New York (CNN Business) — Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou is expected to appear in a Brooklyn court Friday to plead guilty to US charges as part of a deal that would allow her to return to China, a person briefed on the matter told CNN. The plea would end a nearly three-year legal saga that has complicated relations between the United States, China and Canada.
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