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Newborn Survives Toss Down Trash Chute

NEW YORK (AP) - Investigators say a newborn baby tossed down a New York City housing project's trash chute survived the eight-story fall because he landed on a pile of garbage and the
compactor was jammed.

A maintenance worker heard the baby's cries coming from the trash compactor in the Walt Whitman Houses in Brooklyn on Sunday morning.

The baby was taken to Brooklyn Hospital, where he remains in stable condition.

His 18-year-old mother has been arrested on charges of attempted murder and endangering the welfare of a child. Police say they believe she gave birth shortly before tossing the baby. She was being treated at Brooklyn Hospital on Monday.

      
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