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Obama Tells New Mayors He’ll Help Fight Inequality

President Obama vowed on Friday to join Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio and newly elected leaders in an effort to combat growing inequalities.

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Poll Finds Hope Is Running High for Next Mayor of New York City

Seventy-three percent of New Yorkers said they were optimistic about the next four years, but skeptical that Bill de Blasio could achieve changes on issues that defined his candidacy.

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Council Asks Toronto Mayor to Step Down Temporarily

Shortly after the vote, a court released documents that painted a salacious picture of a combative, drunken mayor who assaulted staff members and entertained suspected prostitutes.

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Scandal-Weary San Diego Asks a Question: Where’s the Mayor?

Bob Filner was supposed to be back on the job after two weeks in rehab and a week of personal leave, but at City Hall he was nowhere to be found.

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Women Scarce in the Top Posts of Los Angeles

Only one woman holds elective office in the entire government of Los Angeles, and the overwhelmingly male lineup has become a subject of chagrin and impassioned discussion.

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The War on the War on Drugs

A conference of mayors unanimously calls on the federal government to butt out of marijuana policymaking. Matt Taylor reports.

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Villaraigosa Leaving Office Without Regrets, or Job

Antonio R. Villaraigosa faces life as a private citizen in Los Angeles after eight years in office, but he is not ruling out more public service.

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Los Angeles Mayor’s Race Likely Headed to Runoff

City Councilman Eric Garcetti appeared poised to face City Controller Wendy Gruel in a May runoff election, based on early returns.

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Over a Decade, Maureen O’Connor Spent $1 Billion on Bets

Maureen O’Connor, 66, blamed an addiction aggravated by a brain tumor for a gargantuan spree that she financed in part by taking from her husband’s charity.

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Edward I. Koch, 1924-2013: Edward I. Koch, Ex-Mayor of New York, Dies

Mr. Koch was a brash combative three-term mayor who steered New York City through the fiscal austerity of the late 1970s and the racial conflicts and corruption scandals of the 1980s.

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Movie Review: ‘Koch,’ Neil Barsky’s Documentary on the Former Mayor

A documentary about Edward I. Koch, mayor of New York during troubled years, examines his city as well as his personality.

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Former Mayor Edward Koch Is Released From New York Hospital

Edward I. Koch, 88, who had been hospitalized two other times in recent months, was admitted on Jan. 19 with a lung ailment.

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Recalling Pain of Guns’ Toll, Mayors Urge Bills’ Passage

Members of the United States Conference of Mayors, at their winter meeting in Washington, said they were heartened by President Obama’s call for new laws to curb gun violence.

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Mexico nominates NAFTA negotiator to lead World Trade Organization

Mexico has nominated a former minister who led the country’s negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement to take over the helm of the World Trade Organization, the WTO said Saturday. Herminio Blanco Mendoza is a 62-year-old economist who served as Mexico’s chief NAFTA…

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With Departure of Stu Loeser, Bloomberg Will Lose Fierce Protector

When Stu Loeser leaves next month as Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s press secretary, the mayor will have to finish his term without one of his most trusted advisers.

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Bloomberg Violates Weekend Helicopter Ban, and Will Stop

A news program showed Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg using his helicopter over the weekend at a helipad where trips on Saturday and Sunday are prohibited.

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Mayor Villaraigosa’s Sights Set Beyond Los Angeles

Antonio R. Villaraigosa’s name has returned to the small list of next-generation Democrats who have been waiting in the wings as some of the older guards of California politics move to retirement.

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In Oakland, Mayor Quan Struggles to Put Protest in the Past

For Mayor Jean Quan, a longtime civil rights activist and former union organizer, the possibility of being undone by youthful demonstrators poses a painful paradox.

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In Oakland, Mayor Quan Struggles to Put Protest in the Past

For Mayor Jean Quan, a longtime civil rights activist and former union organizer, the possibility of being undone by youthful demonstrators poses a painful paradox.

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