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New York Minute: February 7th

A look at the top stories statewide.
Two men go free after spending most of their lives in prison for a crime they say they did not commit. Shariff Wilson was 15 years old when he was arrested in 1992 for a triple murder in New York. Tony Yarbough was 18. Lawyers have argued for years that Wilson's confession, which he later recanted, was the only evidence linking them to the killings of Yarbough's mother, his 12-year-old sister and his sister's friend. Last summer, DNA from those murders matched DNA from the scene of another killing, a killing that happened while Wilson and Yarbough were already in jail. A judge overturned both men's convictions. 

It's less than a mile in distance, but this race is really tough. More than 500 competitors took part in the 37th annual Empire State Building run-up on Wednesday. Participants raced up 86 floors, which is more than 1,500 steps. First held in 1978, the run-up is sponsored by the New York Road Runners and Empire State Realty Trust and benefits the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. The fastest time to the top this year is 10 minutes and six seconds. 
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