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BETHPAGE, N.Y. (AP) — Blue ribbons are tied to utility poles and trees in a neighborhood of New York's Long Island. Thousands of officers are expected to say goodbye at a wake for a slain New York City police officer, Brian Moore. Heavily armed officers are patrolling the streets around the funeral home, and officers with sniper rifles are stationed on rooftops of nearby businesses. Moore died Monday after being shot in the head while on duty. Police say he and his partner had stopped a man suspected of carrying a handgun, and the man opened fire.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — University of Rhode Island campus police will start carrying guns tomorrow, making it the final public university in the nation to arm its officers. The move to arm police came after a false alarm in 2013, when a panic was set off after some students in a lecture hall thought they heard someone say they had a gun. It took about five minutes for armed police from South Kingstown to arrive. No gun was found. While the change has support among students, many faculty members oppose it.

CLEVELAND (AP) — The purchase of 1,500 police body cameras, and data storage for all that video, could cost the city of Cleveland up to $3.3 million over five years. It's a higher price tag than had been known before, and it's an illustration of the long-term costs of such a program. The city's contract with Taser International is among the largest municipal orders for body cameras.

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's going to be harder for an intruder to get over the White House fence. A proposal being submitted to the National Capitol Planning Commission includes a second layer of steel spikes, a half-inch long, at the top of the fence -- so-called "pencil point" spikes that will extend outward. The Secret Service will also start work tomorrow on changes to vehicle checkpoints at the White House complex.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New research suggests the measles shot comes with a bonus: By preventing that disease, the vaccine may also help your body fight off other illnesses for years. The study in the journal Science finds that measles vaccination campaigns were followed by a drop in deaths for other infectious diseases. Experts say the work is a wake-up call to parents who don't vaccinate their children for personal reasons.

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