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* Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has hired John Del Cecato and Anna and Stanley Greenberg, former consultants to Barack Obama, Rahm Emanuel and Bill Clinton, in advance of his increasingly-likely mayoral run, the New York Times reports:

* Wyckoff Heights Medical Center Interim CEO Ramon Rodriguez will not allow the hospital to merge with two others, in defiance of a state advisory panels recommendation, the Daily News writes:

* Sen. Chuck Schumer is pushing bills in Congress to release an additional $200 million to flood-ravaged areas in upstate New York, the Times Union writes:

* Gov. Andrew Cuomos administration pushed back on reports of a compromise with the legislature on redistricting and told the Daily News the governor is still ready to veto unfair lines:

* Cuomos New New York Leaders program, to incite more qualified young people to enter government service, will come with a $50,000 stipend, the Post reports:

* The public got its first look at Former Rep. Anthony Weiner and wife Humas 2-month-old son Jordan Zain yesterday in Soho, the Post writes: