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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Nassau County to visit a barge building a new barrier reef.

At 9 a.m., Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone presents the Sixth Annual Breaking Down Barriers symposium dedicated to supporting military members, veterans and their families, Suffolk County Community College, Michael J. Grant Campus, Van Nostrand Theater, 1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood.

At 9:30 a.m., Cuomo will make an announcement at a canal barge that’s using old Tappan Zee Bridge materials to construct a new barrier reef. Angie M Cullin East Marina, 1501 Lido Blvd., Point Lookout.

At 10 a.m., NYC Councilman Francisco Moya and the family of Edisson Barros call on a federal immigration to halt his deportation, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

At 10:40 a.m., Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will make remarks at the New American Girls in Tech Program, SUNY Buffalo State Technology Building, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo.

At 1 p.m., U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer tours Essex Farm with owners Mark and Kristin Kimball and representatives from Microsoft, Essex Farm, 2503 NY Route 22, Essex.

At 3:15 p.m., Schumer makes an announcement regarding his effort to preserve Adirondack Park’s ongoing effort to recover from acid rain, Upper St. Regis Post Office, St. Regis Carry Road, Saranac Lake.

At 4:30 p.m., Queens Borough President Melinda Katz kicks off a legal workshop with the Legal Aid Society as part of “Know Your Rights Week: Closing Cases, Opening Doors,” Queens Library at Jackson Heights, 35-51 81st St., Queens.

At 6 p.m., Lt. Gov. Hochul will pay tribute to first responders at the Erie County Fair’s Firefighter Day, 5600 McKinley Pkwy, Hamburg.

Your headlines:

Vice President Mike Pence outlined plans for the Space Force which would become the sixth branch of the U.S. military.

Officials in President Trump’s administration sought to salvage a deal that would keep the NATO alliance intact amid the president’s criticism of the current arrangement.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has a starring role in Republican attack ads, making Democrats nervous about their chances of actually taking back the chamber.

The federal judge overseeing the trial of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort acknowledged to the jury he made in mistake in berating federal prosecutors.

A judge halted the deportation of a mother and daughter and has threatened to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt.

The new litmus test for Democratic candidates this fall has become gun control legislation following a spate of mass shootings.

Investigators are reviewing Michael Cohen’s efforts to secure a Department of Energy loan to a Trump donor.

Erie County Republican Committee Chairman Nick Langworthy said he found out around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday that federal prosecutors were bringing insider trading charges against GOP Congressman Chris Collins.

This underscores how Collins is, for now, not getting much support from Republicans as he also fights the charges.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared Collins was “unfit” to hold public office even before the indictment this week.

This is not that surprising, given Cuomo’s long-running feud with Collins.

Elected officials celebrated Thursday after the City Council on Wednesday approved a one-year cap on ride-hailing vehicles in the city.

Ride hailing firms three years ago beat back a push to cap their growth. But a lot — including traffic and the economic fortunes of the yellow cab industry — has dramatically changed since then.

Cuomo defended Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul’s criticism of Jumaane Williams’s finances as his campaign alleges the negative ad is racist and classicist.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo traveled to the Great Meadow Correctional Facility on Thursday after a fight at the prison led to a lockdown of the facility. Cuomo says there’s been a spate of lockdowns due to gang related activity at prisons around the state this summer.

The New York State Fair is only two weeks away, and while some people can’t wait for all of the fun, others are voicing concerns about changes this year.

Police in Rochester have been accused of brutality in what is believed to be a mistaken identity case.

After what union leaders call a record turn-out, members of the United Food & Commercial Workers union overwhelmingly voted to ratify the provisions in their contract following the company’s bankruptcy.

A new coalition has formed urging Cuomo to sign a bill that would create a prosecutorial misconduct commission.

Cuomo shot down a proposal by his Democratic primary opponent Cynthia Nixon to amend the Taylor Law and make it easier for public workers to strike — a position backed up by Mayor de Blasio.

Cuomo cast doubt on the National Rifle Association’s claims of being in financial trouble considering it is funding a campaign to have Judge Brett Kavanagh confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Actor Richard Gere is being talked up by Democrats as a potential candidate for the 18th congressional district in the Hudson Valley as Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney runs for attorney general.

First Lady Melania Trump’s parents have become U.S. citizens, using the so-called “chain migration” method President Trump has criticized.

The Bronx Criminal Court System is notorious for delays, but court officials have sought to speed things up in recent months following a Bronx Defenders suit.

Officials on Thursday unveiled a $15 million skyway park proposal for Albany which would be built over an existing exit ramp at I-787.

New York has set up a website and a hotline for students and parents with questions for the Excelsior Scholarship program.

Police say a Wake Forest basketball coach threw a punch that ultimately killed a New York City tourist last weekend.

If commercial marijuana is allowed in New York, a marijuana “breathalyzer” may not be far behind.