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Americans celebrate July 4th with caution

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ile many Americans are celebrating the fourth of July with the usual fireworks, barbecues and eating contest, there's an extra dose of caution in some of the largest cities in the US. Fresh concerns about terrorism in New York and worries about gun violence in Chicago, prompting law enforcement to keep security tight.
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With Independence Day coming just days after terror attacks at Istanbul airport and in the capital of Bangladesh, the New York police department, boosting its human presence on the streets of America's largest city. Reuters' correspondent, Barbara Goldberg.>> They are adding eight new vapor sniffing dogs that can detect any kind of explosive component.
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They're also adding 2,000 brand new police officers who just graduated from the academy days ago.>> And officials in Chicago are planning for the worst.>> Traditionally, July 4th has been a very violent weekend anyway. So there are more than 5,000 additional officers on the street for July 4th to try and keep the blood shed at a minimum.
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>> Bomb squad in New Yolk, already keeping busy Sunday in Central Park after an 18 year old was injured after what police say was a fireworks accident.>> Here they come.