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News of the day from across the nation, Jan. 19

1 Congestion fees: New York City motorists would have to shell out $11.52 to drive into the busiest parts of Manhattan under a new proposal commissioned by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo to ease congestion and raise funds for mass transit. Trucks would pay even more — $25.34 — while taxis, Uber rides and for-hire vehicles would be charged between $2 and $5 per ride. The pricing zone would cover Manhattan south of 60th Street. The proposal is expected to face stiff opposition in the Legislature, which must approve portions of the plan. London and Singapore already have similar congestion surcharges in place.

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