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    Mourners wait in line in the snow to enter St. Ignatius Loyola Church, before the funeral service for former New York Governor Mario Cuomo in the Manhattan borough of New York, January 6, 2015. Cuomo, the three-time governor of New York and a leading voice of the Democratic Party's liberal wing who turned down several invitations to seek the U.S. presidency, died on January 1 at his home in Manhattan. He was 82.

    Biden, Clintons Join Mourners for Former NY Governor Mario Cuomo Funeral

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    Mourners, including vice president Joe Biden, former US president Bill Clinton and potential 2016 Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, attended the funeral of former three-term New York Governor Mario Cuomo.

    NEW YORK, January 6 (Sputnik) — Mourners were gathering in New York on Tuesday for the funeral of former three-term New York Governor Mario Cuomo, a celebrated and progressive Democrat politician who died from heart failure last week.

    Vice President Joe Biden, former US president Bill Clinton and his wife and potential 2016 Democrat presidential candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton, were set to attend the service at 11:00 am local time (16:00 GMT) at St. Ignatius Loyola Church in Manhattan.

    Cuomo, 82, died in his Manhattan home on January 1, hours after his son Governor Andrew Cuomo was inaugurated for a second term. He is best known for a 1984 speech in which he chided Republican President Ronald Reagan over wealth inequality in the US.

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