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The two remaining Democratic candidates for Public Advocate participated in a televised debate last night, one week before their runoff election. They were in attack mode most of the night. Both accused the other of being close to Mayor Bloomberg. Daniel Squadron hit Letitia James for failing to disclose rental income, saying she tried to hide the fact she was a landlord. She agreed to release her tax returns today. James accused Squadron of representing the wealthy and privileged. Turnout is expected to be miniscule.

Moreland Commission Looks Past Legislature For Answers: Moreland Commission members posed questions at hearing last night that pointed to the possibility that they were seeking for ways to clean up Albany without the help of the state Legislature, possibly through reforming the campaign financing system. By David Howard King. READ MORE

The Uniqueness of Dante de Blasio: The mixed race 16-year-old son of Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio was the breakout star of this year's elections. Does Dante de Blasio represent a growing demographic of biracial New Yorkers? Demographics columnist Andy Beveridge takes a look in his latest article. READ MORE 

Council Approves Protections For Pregnant Workers: "No woman should ever have to be forced to choose between the health of herself or her baby and her job," said City Council Speaker Christine Quinn in a statement about the passage of a bill that would extend new anti-discrimination protections to pregnant workers. By Chester Soria. READ MORE

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