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How 2 Lives Collided in Central Park, Rattling the Nation

Amy Cooper with her dog, Henry. (Alison Faircloth via The New York Times)
Amy Cooper with her dog, Henry. (Alison Faircloth via The New York Times)

NEW YORK — Christian Cooper began his Memorial Day like most of his May mornings, searching for Blackburnian warblers, scarlet tanagers and other songbirds that wing their way into Central Park.

In his Lower East Side apartment, Cooper, 57, slung on his prize possession, his Swarovski binoculars — a pricey 50th birthday present from his late father. Leaving his boyfriend asleep in bed, he biked 3 miles away, to the semi-wild section of the park, the Ramble.

Around the same time, Amy Cooper, 40, who is not

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