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New York police end Muslim surveillance program

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NEW YORK — A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been disbanded, police officials said Tuesday. NYPD spokesman Stephen Davis confirmed that detectives assigned to the unit had been transferred to other duties within the department’s Intelligence Division. In a statement, Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, called the move “a critical step forward in easing tensions ...

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