Bill De Blasio, the current New York City Public Advocate, announced this weekend that he is running for Mayor.
De Blasio, a Democrat, says he made the announcement in his home-borough of Brooklyn to send out the statement that he wants “to be a mayor for the neighborhoods.” He criticized current Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, for “ignoring the outer boroughs.”
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Police say at least 232 people are dead after a band’s fireworks show caused a quickly burning fire to rip through a nightclub in Brazil.
Patrons at Kiss Nightclub struggled to escape, many unable to find their way out. Investigators say that was partially due to one emergency exit that was locked and bouncers trying to stop what they thought were patrons skipping out on their bar tabs.
CNN filed this report about the chaos that ensues near the Brazilian nightclub where the tragedy occurred: