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Kathy Hochul sworn in as New York’s first woman governor

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By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York’s first female governor, Kathy Hochul, was sworn into office on Tuesday, promising to change the state’s political culture and work to ensure that New Yorkers “believe in their government again.” Publicly sworn in Tuesday morning by the state’s highest judge, Hochul takes over the governor’s office in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal that drove her predecessor, Andrew Cuomo, from power. She promised that “changing the culture of Albany” would be a top priority. Hours earlier, Hochul, a Democrat from Buffalo who turns 63 this week, offici…

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