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News Minute: Here is the latest New York news from The Associated Press

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The state's teacher tenure system is being challenged by a group founded by former CNN journalist Campbell Brown. The Partnership for Educational Justice sued today alleging that job protections violate a student's right to a quality education. The state teachers' union president says the lawsuit is a politically motivated attack on public school teachers.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he properly handled an anti-corruption commission and dismissed reports that his administration interfered with its work. The New York Times reported last week that a top Cuomo aide pressured commissioners to stop subpoenas to a pair of Cuomo-friendly organizations. Cuomo says the commission made its own decisions and that his office only offered suggestions.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo has backed the re-election bid of the leader of a breakaway faction of state Senate Democrats following his vow to return to the party fold. Bronx Sen. Jeff Klein said last month his five-member faction would end its power-sharing arrangement with Republicans to create a new coalition with traditional Democrats.

NEW YORK (AP) - A sex-assault suspect is dead after a shootout with law enforcement in Manhattan's West Village. Two federal marshals and a police officer were wounded in the gunfire exchange with Charles Richard Mozdir. Authorities say he was wanted in California. A $1 million bench warrant was issued for Mozdir in June 2012 after he skipped an arraignment in San Diego Superior Court on child sexual assault charges.

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