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Bill de Blasio is elected mayor of New York

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NEW YORK — Bill de Blasio was elected New York City's first Democratic mayor in two decades Tuesday, running on an unabashedly liberal, tax-the-rich platform that contrasted sharply with billionaire Michael Bloomberg's record during 12 years in office. De Blasio, the city's public advocate, defeated Republican Joe Lhota, former chief of the metropolitan area's transit agency. De Blasio, 52,...

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