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February 2020

By Yuntong Man and Caroline Chen A week ago, Helen Wang, a Chinese graduate social work student at Columbia University, got on the 1 train on her way home from work. She found an empty seat and sat down. Beside her was a non-Asian woman. Another Asian girl also sat down next to the woman. After a few minutes, Wang said, the woman glanced at them nervously, took off her scarf and used it to cover her nose and mouth. Two stations later, when a seat emptied across from where the woman was sitting, she got up and moved. Wang, who wasn’t

Two NYPD officers were shot in two different incidents in less than 12 hours in the Bronx, police said, and a suspect is now in custody. At around 8 a.m. Sunday, the alleged shooter, identified by police as Robert Williams, went into the 41st precinct office and opened fire, according to police. A lieutenant, who has not yet been identified, was shot in the arm. [caption id="attachment_21635" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Photo by Angie Hernandez Pena[/caption] The officer was able to shoot back, police said, but missed and the shooter hit a civilian and another officer instead, before he was apprehended by officers,  Police Commissioner