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Memorial held in New York for slain British lawmaker

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A memorial has been held in New York for slain British Parliament Member Jo Cox.

About 100 supporters, including United Nations officials, gathered near the U.N. on Wednesday, which would have been the politician's 42nd birthday.

Her husband, Brendan Cox, joined the gathering via a live video feed from London. A statement from President Barack Obama was read.

Events were held simultaneously in cities around the world, including Nairobi, London and Brussels.

Cox was shot and stabbed following a constituency meeting near Leeds in northern England.

She was a member of the British Labour Party and was a staunch supporter of Syrian refugees.

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