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Afghan American Cop Hailed as Hero in New York

On July 20, New York Police Sergeant Hameed Armani faced a situation that could either turn him into a deserter or a hero.  The Afghan immigrant opted for hero. Armani remembers it as a beautiful night. Times Square in New York City was packed “with thousands of people.” Armani and his partner, Officer Peter Cybulski were watching them from their parked police van around 11:30 p.m. when a man in a sports utility vehicle tossed a device into the van through an open window. It landed...

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