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New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams has selected Keechant Sewell, the Nassau County chief of detectives, to be the new NYPD police commissioner.

Why it matters: Sewell will be the first woman and third Black commissioner in the New York City Police Department's history.

What they're saying: "I'm very humbled to even be considered for this and it's an extraordinary opportunity," Sewell said in an interview with the New York Post, which first reported the news.

  • "And I take it very seriously, the historic nature of this," she added.
  • Adams told the New York Times that Sewell is "a proven crime fighter with the experience and emotional intelligence to deliver both the safety New Yorkers need and the justice they deserve."

What's next: Sewell is expected to be officially announced as the next police chief on Wednesday.

  • She will replace NYPD Police Commissioner Dermot Shea in the new administration.

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Updated Jan 9, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Bronx apartment fire leaves at least 17 dead

Emergency first responders remain at the scene after an intense fire at a 19-story residential building erupted on Jan. 9. Photo: Scott Heins/Getty Images

A fire in a 19-story Bronx apartment building killed 17 people, including eight children, Mayor Eric Adams said in a briefing Monday.

The latest: The fire was caused by a "malfunctioning electric space heater" in a two-floor unit of the building, FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said at a press briefing Sunday evening.

National Archives releases Trump White House records to Jan. 6 panel

Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The National Archives on Thursday evening released records of former President Trump's White House to the House Jan. 6 Select Committee, the agency said.

Why it matters: The committee now has documents that Trump attempted to keep hidden, arguing that their release would undermine his executive privilege.

Worker shortage unleashes a forever jobs crisis

Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios

Workers are in the driver's seat in the labor market, and that doesn't look likely to change anytime soon. It's also starting to alter the competitive landscape across the business world.

Driving the news: The terms of competition are shifting, especially in labor-intensive industries. The advantage goes to companies that have some distinct advantage in their ability to attract the best workers.