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NEW YORK (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio are expected to speak today to thousands of people attending the funeral of an NYPD officer gunned down in an ambush along with his partner. Officer Rafael Ramos, a 40-year-old married father of two, was studying to become a pastor and kept Bible study books in his locker. Funeral arrangements for his partner, Officer Wenjian Liu, have yet to be announced.

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani military forces are still on the move in North Waziristan, near the Afghan border. An army statement says 39 militants have been killed in the latest attack of an ongoing air and ground operation. The military claims several important militant commanders are among the dead.

TOKYO (AP) — Subsidies and job creation are part of the latest economic stimulus package announced by Japan. The Cabinet has approved about 3.5 trillion yen ($29 billion) in fresh stimulus to help pull the world's third-largest economy out of recession. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took office for a third term on Wednesday and faces strong pressure to do something to restore growth.

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's finance minister says any new Greek government will have to stick to agreements made by its predecessors. The Greek government has a third and final chance Monday to get a new president elected. If it fails, parliamentary elections will be called and could bring an anti-bailout opposition party to power.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's top governing body has some blunt things to say today about President Barack Obama. The powerful National Defense Commission compares Obama to a monkey and blames the U.S. for shutting down its Internet amid the hacking row over the movie "The Interview." The commission also blames Obama for the release of the movie, after Sony Pictures initially pulled it.

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