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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo resigns after harassment allegations

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New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo stepped down on Tuesday, amid mounting allegations of sexual harassment. The Democratic governor has come under pressure as a growing number of women – currently 11 – have accused him of unwelcome physical contact or statements. A chorus of state and national leaders had called for his resignation, which he had resisted until Tuesday. Cuomo argued that any offence he caused was unintentional and disputed whether the allegations against him would hold up in court. But he also pointed out that, if he caused offence, that was his responsibility. “I do hug and …

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