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Advisers to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) reached out to a prominent advocate for harassment victims and the head of a gay rights group for input on a letter seeking to undermine a former aide’s claims.
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Clayton Murphy lies on the track after the 800-meter final. (Toni L. Sandys/The Post)
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Number of gold, silver, and bronze medals earned by each participating country
RankCountryGold Medals ReceivedSilver Medals ReceivedBronze Medals ReceivedTotal Medals Received
1United States25312379
2China32221670
3Russian O.C.14211853
4Britain15181548
5Japan2171240
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