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Does a recent shooting reflect an increase in violent crime on NYC subways?
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    Jittery New Yorkers call on mayor to act on subway safety after fatal shooting.
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    Daniel Enriquez, 48, a Goldman Sachs investment researcher, was shot once in the chest at about 11:42 am on Sunday as he rode a Q-line train from his home in Brooklyn into Manhattan. Police later said that the attack had been unprovoked, and that the gunman was still at large.
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    Official statistics show that fatal attacks on New York’s public transport network continue to be rare, with serious crimes on the subway and buses accounting for just 2% of the city’s total. Four people have been killed in foul play situations in the city’s 24-hour transit system this year – the same number as the same period last year.
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    The perception of a crime problem has been heightened by recent cases in the subway system, including a woman killed when she was pushed in front of a train in January, and the attack last month in which 10 people were shot, though nobody died. Rider figures are still at about 60% of their pre-pandemic numbers, creating a circle in which the eeriness of unpacked subway platforms discourages people from returning.
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    Police identify man wanted for questioning in subway shooting of Daniel Enriquez.
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How will a recent Supreme Court ruling impact prisoners' sentencing petitions?


    All six of the Supreme Court’s conservatives voted in the majority in the case, which related to two Arizona state prison inmates on death row for separate murders. [Justice Clarence Thomas’ opinion for the majori...

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Do President Biden’s recent Taiwan defense comments indicate a change in policy?


    A reporter asked Biden if the U.S. would defend Taiwan if it were attacked. "Yes," he answered. "That's the commitment we made [...] We agree with a one-China pol...

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Why was a low-level Russian soldier sentenced for war crimes in Ukraine?


    Sgt. Vadim Shyshimarin, 21, pleaded guilty to violating the laws of war after he admitted to shooting an unarmed 62-year-old man in the head in the early days of the war. He initially disobeyed his commanding...

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