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NEW YORK (AP) — The family of Eric Garner says their $5.9 million settlement with the city over his police chokehold death last year won't end their push for police reforms. Garner's family says they will continue pressing for federal civil rights charges in the case.
NEW YORK (AP) — Civil liberties advocates have asked a federal appeals court to set aside a law allowing the federal government to collect Americans' phone records. The same Manhattan-based court in May struck down the law authorizing the NSA program but collections resumed after a surveillance court allowed it under new legislation from Congress.
NEW YORK (AP) — Abortion rights opponents have released what they say was an undercover video showing an official with Planned Parenthood discussing the disposal of parts from aborted fetuses. The video was made last year, with activists contending it revealed illegalities. Planned Parenthood says the activity was legal and involved donation of tissue to research firms.
NEW YORK (AP) — Two city museums have paired up for a second straight year to hold summer block parties. The Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio (ehl moo-SAY'-oh dehl BAHR'-ee-oh) will hold their Uptown Bounce parties -- with music, art, food and dancing -- on four consecutive Wednesdays starting July 22.