Sea of blue mourns slain New York cop

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NEW YORK CITY: Tens of thousands of officers paid tribute to one of their own at a New York funeral on Saturday (Sunday in Manila), as emotions ran high over recent protests against police violence. But in a sign of the strain between New York’s police force and its mayor, thrown into sharp relief since the officers were shot last week, numerous officers turned their backs outside as Bill de Blasio began to speak. Vice President Joe Biden said the double murder was felt by the whole country.

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