The city Health Department said more reporting, not inferior care, was to blame.
A controversy over a local Redskins team and the death of a homeless man's dog made news in New York.
Carlos Mercado died after lapsing into a coma on Aug. 24, 2013, according to court documents.
Andy Henriquez, 19, died of a heart problem after awaiting trial for three years.
A machete-wielding killer is still on the loose after murdering a Washington Heights boy, a police source said.
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