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Cuomo wants increased penalties for assaulting journalists

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the increasing number of threats against journalists shows the need for stronger criminal penalties for assaulting a member of the press. The Democrat is proposing to make assaulting a journalist a felony. If approved by lawmakers, journalists would join a long list of other occupations covered by ...