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Obama praises police for courage, dedication

Cites Marathon response as he honors ‘top cops’

WASHINGTON — President Obama on Saturday praised the nation’s police officers for everyday acts of courage, saying they often rush into danger to do ‘‘some really tough stuff.’’

In a White House ceremony honoring some of the bravest, he said America need look no further than the Boston Marathon bombings to know what police are made of: ‘‘Police officers . . . running toward explosions not knowing if there was something more on the way. Law enforcement from different agencies in different parts of the country working together as one united team to identify suspects and bring them to justice.’’

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