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2014-12-21 07:31

Two New York City police officers who were ambushed and shot to death in their vehicle were "quite simply, assassinated," and the suspect had made Instagram posts that were very anti-police, the police commissioner says.

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2014-12-21 07:45

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2014-12-21 08:22

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