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    Justus Rosenberg, 95, teaching a literature class in April at Bard College.
    CreditEmily Stern for The New York Times

    The Professor Has a Daring Past

    Justus Rosenberg, 95 and still teaching at Bard, worked on a secret team to help intellectuals flee Nazi-occupied France.


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    Constance Malcolm, center, on the steps of City Hall in March. Her son, Ramarley Graham, was shot by the police in 2012.
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    Big City

    For Mayor de Blasio, Police Dept. Is a Force to Be Reckoned With

    As long as a culture in which obfuscation is regarded as entitlement continues to dominate the Police Department, Mayor Bill de Blasio is vulnerable to the accusation that little has changed.


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    At Imani Garden in Brooklyn with a City Chicken Meet-Up in mid-April.
    CreditNicole Bengiveno/The New York Times

    Pet City

    In More Backyards, the Chicken Comes First

    New York City’s growing army of chicks and hens (no roosters by law) numbers in the thousands, supplying fresh eggs, occasional dinners and a taste of farm life.