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Cuomo's 3rd-year hurdles emerge

 Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo says his third legislative agenda is "far and away" less controversial than his first two.

 The controversies may be smaller, but there's no shortage of them. Here's a look.

 Also of note, Jenny Rivera, Cuomo's first nomination for the Court of Appeals, New York's highest court, is scheduled to be voted on by the Senate later Monday.

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Sec. of State John Kerry seeking more authority for the administration to fight ISIS. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warning of “dangerous concessions” if rivals win election. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.): “Is there ever a good time to admit our country tortured people?"

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