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A Young Prisoner’s Dilemma: Freedom or a Risky Shot at Clearing His Name

Prakash Churaman, 21, has been behind bars since age 15, convicted in a Queens murder. But he’s turning down a plea deal that could set him free — and is ready to risk a new trial that could send him away for decades.

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Second Rikers Island Inmate Dies of COVID-19 After Failed Bid to Spring Him

The 63-year-old man, held on an attempted murder rap, had diabetes and other health issues. Prosecutors said Walter Ance was too dangerous to let go.

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Tiffany Cabán and Melinda Katz Counting Votes — and Cash

The too-close-to-call Queens DA Democratic race heads to an expensive lawsuit and manual recount as both sides look to replenish campaign coffers.

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Katz-Cabán Queens DA Primary Race Heads to Recount

Democratic Party favorite Melinda Katz pulls 20 votes ahead of insurgent Tiffany Cabán after paper ballot tally. Recount — and court fight — on tap.

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Developers Donate Big to Queens DA Candidate Who Vows Construction Crackdown

Melinda Katz says she sees no conflict between promise to prosecute dangerous builders and $250k-plus in real estate campaign contributions.

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