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New York City Ramps Up Security for New Year's Eve Celebration

A six-ton crystal ball is ready to be lowered above New York City, colorful paper has been ground into confetti that will rain on Times Square, and about 6,000 police officers will guard revelers on New Year's Eve at one of the city's highest-profile events. "We are ready," Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday at a news conference. "We are the best prepared city in the country, the best prepared city to prevent terrorism and to deal with any event that could...

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