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SUNY, CUNY to require COVID vaccinations

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.

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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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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz will hold his regular COVID-19 briefing at 2 p.m. Watch it live here.

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COVID-19 daily case counts in Ontario have dropped significantly over the past week, but the provincial government is being advised to keep the stay-at-home order in effect beyond the May 20 expiration date. The pandemic restrictions could continue into June.

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A major reconstruction of Crosby Hall on the University at Buffalo's South Campus is imminent. Built nearly a century ago, Crosby is one in a line of older stone structures that flank Main Street.

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A relatively small group of commentators turned out virtually Monday to talk about Mayor Byron Brown's budget proposal, now before Buffalo's Common Council.

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Jamestown Police are looking for the whereabouts of a 500-600-lb. statue memorializing the Underground Railroad.

In 2018, then-House Speaker Paul Ryan sat next to his friend and ally Rep. Elise Stefanik and predicted a bright future for the New York Republican.

"This is the future of the Republican Party, the future of our country — people like Elise," Ryan told CBS.

With Stefanik poised to become the newest member of the House GOP leadership team, his statement seems a prescient one.

SUNY, CUNY to require COVID vaccinations

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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.


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Maurice Linguist is back on the coaching staff for the University at Buffalo’s football program, this time as its head coach. He was formally introduced Monday morning.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo will hold his regular COVID-19 briefing at 11:30 a.m. Monday in New York City. Watch it live here.

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To call an actor a Hollywood legend sounds like hyperbole, but Norman Lloyd really was.

He died Tuesday at his home in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, according to his manager, Marion Rosenberg, as quoted by the Associated Press.

Norman Lloyd, born in 1914, got his start performing with the Federal Theatre Project, part of President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal in the 1930s. It employed hundreds of out of work actors. Lloyd, the son of a Jersey City store manager, soon started acting with Orson Welles at his acclaimed Mercury Theatre.

Tanitoluwa Adewumi, a 10-year-old in New York, just became the country's newest national chess master.

At the Fairfield County Chess Club Championship tournament in Connecticut on May 1, Adewumi won all four of his matches, bumping his chess rating up to 2223 and making him the 28th youngest person to become a chess master, according to US Chess.

"I was very happy that I won and that I got the title," he says, "I really love that I finally got it."

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To call an actor a Hollywood legend sounds like hyperbole, but Norman Lloyd really was. His manager told the Associated Press that he died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 106 years old. NPR's Neda Ulaby has our remembrance.

NEDA ULABY, BYLINE: Norman Lloyd, born in 1914, got his start performing with the Federal Theatre Project, part of President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal in the 1930s.

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A federal bankruptcy judge dismissed an effort by the National Rifle Association to declare bankruptcy on Tuesday, ruling that the gun rights group had not filed the case in good faith.

The ruling slams the door on the NRA's attempt to use bankruptcy laws to evade New York officials seeking to dissolve the organization. In his decision, the federal judge said that "using this bankruptcy case to address a regulatory enforcement problem" was not a permitted use of bankruptcy.

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