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Courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionThe spikes that adorn the outer surface of the coronavirus, which impart the look of a corona when viewed through an electron microscope.

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ALBANY — Hundreds of rapid-testing machines sent downstate Monday will combat rising coronavirus clusters in certain New York City neighborhoods and counties surrounding the metro area to prevent subsequent shutdowns, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

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NEW YORK — The state upgraded its online coronavirus school tracker Thursday to include a second set of district testing data from COVID-19 diagnostic labs so parents and caregivers of school-age children can monitor more accurate results.

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NEW YORK — An independent state task force of scientists and health experts will review the safety of any federally approved COVID-19 vaccine before doses are administered to New Yorkers, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday.

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ALBANY — The state must continue to reduce the number of incarcerated New Yorkers, panelists said during a legislative hearing, as officials remain concerned about a potential second wave of COVID-19 in state prisons and the start of flu season.

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A top state Democrat spoke out Tuesday, joining cries to reopen New York comedy clubs amid the coronavirus pandemic as similar indoor entertainment venues remain closed statewide.

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ALBANY — New York state officials stand ready to sue President Donald Trump and the federal government, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said while snapping back at officials Monday after the U.S. Department of Justice made a motion to label New York City an anarchist jurisdiction.

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Officials are clashing over projected broad 20% cuts to New York’s education budget after the New York’s teachers union filed a lawsuit against the state Wednesday, challenging the executive authority behind budget officials’ anticipated spending reduction amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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ALBANY — Lawmakers railed against the state Health Department on Tuesday for not publishing updated opioid-related death counts required by state law and declining to participate in a hearing on substance-abuse issues as overdose deaths spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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U.S. Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand, D-N.Y., joined by U.S. Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Calif., introduced a bill Tuesday that would provide compensation and care for veterans suffering from illnesses linked to toxic burn pits in combat zones.

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ALBANY — Senate Republicans launched a statewide petition Wednesday to pressure the Legislature to subpoena the state Health Department to publicly release an accurate number of New Yorkers who died from COVID-19 in adult-care facilities and nursing homes.

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Witnesses worked to sway or deter Democratic senators during a hearing Monday from bolstering New York’s 121-year-old antitrust law to benefit the free-market economy.

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ALBANY — The state’s anticipated, broad 20% cuts to education are disgraceful, educators, union representatives, parents and students said outside the Capitol on Thursday, demanding officials stop school funding slashes that devastate the poorest districts.

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ALBANY — The state’s anticipated, broad 20% cuts to education are disgraceful, educators, union representatives, parents and students said outside the Capitol on Thursday, demanding officials stop school funding slashes that devastate the poorest districts.

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NEW YORK — President Donald Trump is trying to kill New York City, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, before announcing an executive order Tuesday expanding where New Yorkers can submit ballots to cast a vote in the November presidential election.

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Twin County unemployment numbers spiked in the month of July as the state and local economies continue to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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ALBANY — New York casinos and video lottery terminals can reopen with limited occupancy starting next week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday,

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ALBANY — New York Attorney General Letitia James will take legal action against President Donald Trump if he follows through with his threat to defund New York City, she said Thursday.

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ALBANY — New York will unveil an additional public coronavirus interactive tool in the coming days that will track COVID-19 diagnostic tests across schools statewide as in-person classes prepare to resume next week.

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ALBANY — The best thing President Donald Trump ever did for his New York City hometown was leave, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a fiery response Wednesday to the president’s threat to defund the city.

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In-home visitation programs for new mothers and early childhood learning cannot be slashed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, advocates said Wednesday.

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The state must impose higher taxes on the wealthiest New Yorkers as officials wait for additional federal coronavirus relief to help close the state’s anticipated two-year $25 billion-plus budget shortfall due to the COVID-19 pandemic, progressive lawmakers said Tuesday.

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NEW YORK — New Yorkers must complete the 2020 Census, officials said, as the state lags behind in completing the questionnaire, which determines federal representation in Washington and funding for essential services.

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Future coronavirus clusters and the temporary closure of public school districts are inevitable when students return to classes next week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, as congregates of students in social settings forced a state college to close over the weekend.

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State colleges will work with thousands of students as they resume classes to pay tuition bills in installments, officials said, as New York’s free tuition program faces cuts in the wake of economic turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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ALBANY — After a sudden reversal of federal coronavirus testing guidelines, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday he would not trust a COVID-19 vaccine and denounced President Donald Trump’s credibility as the U.S. Department of Justice weighs investigating four Democratic states over thousands of…

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ALBANY — The state set a COVID-19 threshold for closing New York colleges and universities after thousands returned to classes this week, fueling new coronavirus cases and the potential for new outbreaks.

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ALBANY — New York will not implement the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s sudden about-face on COVID-19 testing guidelines, which discourage coronavirus testing for individuals exposed to the virus.

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Three states and two cities, led by New York Attorney General Letitia James on Tuesday, filed a suit against President Donald Trump, the U.S. Postal Service and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to prevent recent changes to the nation’s postal system and protect Americans’ ability to vote by ma…

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ALBANY — The state’s ban on single-use plastic bags, which went into effect March 1, will be enforced after being tied up in litigation for six months.

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Recent law graduates must have diploma privilege during the coronavirus pandemic, panelists said Tuesday, as candidates face inequities and security risks to digitally take the state Bar examination after the test was postponed a second time last month.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday signed three election reform bills in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Two more states made New York’s travel advisory list Tuesday, requiring travelers from most of the nation to self-isolate for two weeks when arriving in New York.

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ALBANY — New Yorkers need to prepare for a possible second wave of the coronavirus this fall, Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged during a media call Wednesday.

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ALBANY — State lawmakers on both sides of the aisle introduced legislation Wednesday demanding an independent investigation into New York’s protocols and COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes.

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MILWAUKEE — Coronavirus weakened the United States, but President Donald Trump has weakened the national body over the last four years, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said before throwing support Monday night to Democratic White House hopeful Joe Biden.

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Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office Gov. Andrew Cuomo addressed the nation in a prerecorded five-minute speech Monday night during the nation’s first-ever digital Democratic National Convention.

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NEW YORK — Gyms statewide can reopen next week after the indoor exercise facilities were closed in mid-March over concerns about New York’s wave of COVID-19 infections and deaths, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday.