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The Latest: Now NY Governor wants Confederate names off NYC streets

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NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says it's time for the U.S. Army to rename two streets named for Confederate generals on an Army base in Brooklyn.

Cuomo sent a letter to Acting Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy on Wednesday. He says the streets named for Gens. Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson should be changed. He says it's especially important following events in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a woman was killed while demonstrating against a white nationalist rally.

An email sent to the Army seeking comment was not immediately answered.

The streets named for the generals run through Fort Hamilton. Plaques commemorating Lee were also stationed nearby, on the grounds of a closed church where he was said to have once planted a tree. Those plaques were taken down Wednesday.

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