Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that all state and city university of New York students will have to get a COVID-19 vaccination if they want to enroll in the fall semester. Cuomo also announced other incentives to get more New Yorkers vaccinated, as the rate of those getting their shots continues to decline.
A union representing correction officers in New York filed a federal lawsuit Monday to overturn the Humane Alternatives to Solitary Confinement Act, or HALT, a new law passed in March to limit the use of solitary confinement in state prisons.
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