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Former New York Mayor Ed Koch died Friday morning of congestive heart failure. He was 88. As previously reported, Koch, in "obvious discomfort," was admitted to the intensive care unit at New York-Presbyterian Hospital on Thursday. He had been hospitalized since Monday for a fluid buildup in his lungs. Due to his health problems, Koch could not make Tuesday's screening of director Neil Barsky's film about the mayor’s career, Koch. The ex-lawyer served in Congress from 1968 to 1977, when he ran for New York mayor. He served three terms, helping save the city from financial collapse, until David

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