Today in the news: Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch dies

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Former New York CIty Mayor Ed Koch died of congestive heat failure this morning, CNN reports. He served as mayor for three terms and was known to greet constituents with "How'm I doin'?" After his tenure as mayor, Koch went on to host a radio show, write a news column, preside as judge over "The People's Court" and make guest appearnces on several shows, including "Sex and the City," "Spin City" and "Picket Fences." He also reviewed movies on his website The Mayor and the Movies.

Koch was one of only three New York City mayors to be re-elected twice, along with Fiorello LaGuardia and Robert Wagner. He received 75 percent of the vote in his second election and 78 percent in his third. 

His funeral will be held on Monday.

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