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Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office on Thursday said it would cooperate with the state Assembly's request for evidence as part of its impeachment investigation, Politico reports.

Why it matters: Cuomo has denied the findings of an independent report from the New York Attorney General investigating sexual harassment allegations against him.

Background: The New York State Assembly's Judiciary Committee on Thursday told Cuomo that the impeachment probe had almost concluded.

  • The Assembly gave Cuomo until Aug. 13 to share any additional evidence he wishes them to consider before arriving at a verdict.

What they're saying: "The Assembly has said it is doing a full and thorough review of the complaints and has offered the Governor and his team an opportunity to present facts and their perspective,” Cuomo spokesperson Rich Azzopardi said in a statement, per Politico.

  • "The Governor appreciates the opportunity. We will be cooperating," he continued.

What to watch: The committee is slated to meet on Aug. 9, where members will decide what the next steps will be.

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New York AG Letitia James announces bid for governor

New York Attorney General Letitia James speaking in New York City in August 2021. Photo: David Dee Delgado/Getty Images

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Friday she will run for governor in 2022.

Why it matters: James has been seen by Democratic strategists, operatives and progressives as a potentially strong candidate for governor given her heightened national profile from lawsuits against former President Trump, Facebook, Google and the National Rifle Association, as well as her office's investigation into sexual harassment accusations against former Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Updated 12 mins ago - Sports

MLB enters first lockout since '95 as deal expires

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred (L) and Major League Baseball Players Association executive director Tony Clark. Photo: Matt King/MLB via Getty Images

Major League Baseball's collective bargaining agreement expired at 11:59 p.m. ET Wednesday without a new deal in place.

Why it matters: With no CBA, the MLB is in a management lockout — the first work stoppage since a 1994-95 strike led to the cancelation of the World Series for the first time in 90 years.

Media giants back Bannon's bid to release Jan. 6 documents

Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon at the FBI Washington Field Office in Washington, DC., in November. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

A coalition of news outlets including the Washington Post is supporting Stephen Bannon's campaign for the release of documents related to his contempt of Congress charges, WashPost confirmed Wednesday.

Why it matters: WashPost, the New York Times, CNN, NBC, the Wall Street Journal's parent company and others filed a motion arguing that a proposed protective order seeking to prevent the documents from being released violates the First Amendment, per the Daily Mail, which first reported on the news.

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