New York

Courtesy of John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College of Criminal Justice has created New York’s first database of slavery records. The online index is free to use and lets people access documents dating back to 1525.

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The bribery trial of Governor Cuomo’s former top aide, Joe Percoco, begins its third week in federal court Monday. Cuomo has not commented on the proceedings, and has instead been busy focusing on other topics.

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Governor Cuomo is expected to call for special elections on April 24 for two empty Senate seats, according to a state official who confirmed the date. The news is fueling hopes among Senate Democrats that they can gain control of the chamber before the end of the session.

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who is leading a coalition of 16 states in suing the Trump administration in order to overturn the decision to end DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, was in federal court in New York to argue several motions in the case.

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A third Republican candidate has announced his intention to run for governor against Democrat Andrew Cuomo.