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"As it relates to borders – Canada or Mexico – we really rely on the guidance of the CDC and our health and medical experts. So in terms of how they look at the data and information, I would point you to them and whether they would do that in a preliminary fashion or not," White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said.

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WASHINGTON – The numbers are enormous. Buffalo would get nearly five times as much federal aid as it is budgeted. Erie County would get more than twice as much money as its initial projected budget gap for the year. And New York State would get nearly $13 billion in direct aid – not to mention billions more in other parts of President Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus bill – to fill what Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo says is a $15 billion budget gap.

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Some discussion topics for your next virtual cocktail party: • Since so many viewers of the daily “Lunchtime with Andrew Show” have inquired about Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul during Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Covid-19 briefings, the Politics Column posed the question last week during a telephone interview. “How come you’re not at the governor’s side during the Capitol briefings?” the column

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