Early Addition: Donald Trump has been playing The Smiths as warm-up music at his rallies

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By Dan Sears

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Good Wednesday morning in New York City, where Rover the eagle is back in action.

Here’s what else is happening:

  • Mayor Adams delivers his annual State of the City address today at 12:30 p.m. at Hostos College in the Bronx.
  • New Jersey Sen. Bob Mendendez‘s lawyers are trying to get a bunch of evidence tossed from his corruption case, arguing that gold bars, a Mercedes-Benz and envelopes of cash with Mendendez and a co-defendant’s fingerprints on them were all obtained through unfair “exploratory rummaging” by the FBI.
  • Manhattan Democratic boss Keith Wright says a viral audio clip of himself disparaging Harlem Assemblymember Inez Dickens was an AI-generated fake.
  • Connecticut officials said a woman in her 20s has died after eating a Stew Leonard’s cookie out of a mislabeled package that failed to note the cookie contained peanuts
  • If you enter Jonathan the Doorman‘s building you better be prepared to “walk that s**t.”
  • New Hampshire GOP primary winner Donald Trump has been playing The Smiths’ “Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want” as a warm-up song at his rallies, and Johnny Marr is not happy about it.
  • Florida officials are warning people not to bring “frozen” iguanas that have fallen from trees indoors because once they thaw, they can get defensive and violent.
  • Keep your gut health to yourself.
  • And finally, ancient ritual:
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