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Recent conversations between Vice President Joe Biden's associates and democratic donors and operatives have led to speculation that Biden will challenge front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton for the party's nomination in 2016.  During a visit to New York last week, Biden called New York Governor Andrew Cuomo the best governor in the country. Is that a veiled way of saying he wants Cuomo to be his VP candidate if he runs for the White House? Our political observer Alan Chartock discusses the possibility.

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Thousands of police officers and community members are expected to attend the funeral of a New York City policeman killed with his partner in an ambush shooting.

The funeral Saturday at a Queens church for Officer Rafael Ramos comes one week after he and Officer Wenjian Liu were killed in their patrol car.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Vice President Joe Biden are expected to deliver remarks.

On Friday, thousands of officers from across the country attended an eight-hour wake for Ramos.

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Vice President Joe Biden joined Governor Andrew Cuomo in Albany today to discuss rebuilding New York state and strengthening infrastructure affected by extreme weather.

Vice President Biden and Governor Cuomo held the press conference in the Red Room at the Capital building to discuss the work planned to make New York’s infrastructure systems more storm resilient, reflecting on the devastation brought on by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, and Tropical Storms Irene and Lee  in 2011.