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Mayor Joe Ganim of Bridgeport, Connecticut, will be one of thousands of elected officials from across the country in Washington D.C. Friday to witness the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States.

Inauguration Speech: Live Annotated

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Attorneys general in New York and five other states are asking U.S. senators to reject President-elect Donald Trump's nomination for U.S. Attorney General. They’re concerned about Jeff Sessions' misconduct on previous legal cases. They also fear he will not extend hate crime protections to the LGBTQ community and will enforce draconian punishments for low level crimes.

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Some state lawmakers are rejecting Governor Cuomo’s budget proposal to extend a tax on millionaires. The spending plan was outlined to some lawmakers at a lunch at the governor’s mansion, but won’t be available to the public until later Tuesday.

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Governor Cuomo saved his ethics proposals for his last stop of his State of the State tour, in Albany, where he released a 10-point plan to address rampant corruption that has reached his own administration.

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