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New York’s Governor Gave Everyone a Longer Lunch Break to Watch the Soccer Game

"I am approving an extra hour for an extended lunch today for every New York State employee"

Good news for all soccer fans employed by the Empire State: There’s no need to furtively peek at a livestream in the corner of your screen while pretending to “work.”

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo approved an extended lunch hour Thursday so that state employees could watch the World Cup match between the U.S. and Germany.

“The State of New York stands strongly behind Team USA,” he wrote in a public letter to U.S. Men’s National Team Coach Jurgen Klinsmann. “Therefore, I am approving an extra hour for an extended lunch today for every New York State employee, beginning at 12:00 PM, so they can root Team USA on to victory.”

 

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