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'Official' Heat Stroke Deaths in NYC Only a Glimpse of True Toll of Summer

Thursday, July 18, 2013

New York City has reported only one heat stroke death this summer. But other people have likely died due to causes related to the heat whose deaths have not been publicized in the same way.

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City Sifts Debris for 9/11 Remains

Monday, April 01, 2013

The New York City medical examiner’s office will resume its search for human remains from the World Trade Center site. The office hopes advances in DNA identification technology may help identify all 2,753 people who died in the 9/11 attack in New York.

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After Mishandling DNA, Medical Examiner Says Stricter Oversight in Place

Friday, February 15, 2013

City Council members had sharp questions for the office of the chief medical examiner during a hearing Friday. The hearing followed news that the office was reviewing evidence in more than 800 cases because of sloppy work by a lab technician.

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DNA Case Sparks Questions for Legal World

Friday, January 11, 2013

The city medical examiner's office is reviewing hundreds of rape cases in which key evidence may have been mishandled.

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