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By The Associated Press
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, 9:27 p.m.

PHILADELPHIA — Vice President Joe Biden says New York's LaGuardia Airport could use some major improvements — and that's putting it mildly.

Biden says if he blindfolded someone and took him to LaGuardia, he would think he was in “some Third World country.”

Biden made the comment as part of a comparison with the Hong Kong airport. He says Hong Kong has the type of modern facility travelers would expect to see in the United States.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey operates LaGuardia. It says it's investing $3.6 billion to help “provide passengers with a world-class terminal.”

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