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NYPD Watching Britain’s Terror Threat Warning

Police Commissioner of New York City Bill Bratton speaks at New York Ideas on May 6, 2014 in New York City. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Police Commissioner of New York City Bill Bratton speaks at New York Ideas on May 6, 2014 in New York City. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NEW YORK—New York Police Commissioner William Bratton says the city is closely following developments overseas after Britain raised its terror threat level. Bratton said Friday...

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