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Governor Andrew Cuomo ends over three months of continuous daily coronavirus briefings Friday. The briefings became a cultural phenomenon and made the governor nationally famous, as New Yorkers and many across America, staying home to try to stop the spread of the virus, tuned in to what became a daily ritual.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says this Friday, June 19, known as Juneteenth in honor of the end of slavery in the U.S., will be a holiday for state workers. And he says he’ll work to make it a statewide holiday for 2021.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says New York’s mojo is back. The last region to reopen, New York City, entered Phase One today. Monday also marked 100 days since the first reported COVID-19 case.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says the video footage of an elderly white man in Buffalo knocked down by police and left to bleed on the sidewalk made him “sick to his stomach,” and he called for an investigation into criminal charges for the offices involved by the Erie County District Attorney. 

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says the mass protests in New York City and in upstate cites over the past few nights have been “counterproductive” to the cause of racial justice, and may even reignite the spread of the coronavirus. Cuomo says he’s talking with the mayor of New York City about imposing a curfew, saying the looting, acts of violence and alleged misconduct by the police in some instances is “unacceptable.”

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