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  • Deflategate Report Says Patriots Probably Knew About Footballs

    The investigation, led by attorney Ted Wells, stated it "is more than probable" that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady "was at least generally aware of the inappropriate activities" involving the release of air from the Patriots' footballs. The Patriots won 45-7, then went on to win the Super Bowl on…

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  • Justice Department Weighing Federal Civil Rights Probe of Entire Baltimore Police Department

    The Justice Department -- which has already opened a federal civil rights probe into the death of Baltimore native Freddie Gray -- is weighing whether to launch a separate civil rights probe into the Baltimore Police Department more broadly, as it did with the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department…

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  • Inspiring Video Shows Army Captain Stumbling to End 12-Mile March

    The Army captain shown in a viral video of her 12-mile test march said she was "five feet from failure" when her fellow soldiers cheered her on. "When I fell the second time and could look up and see the finish line, that was really good motivation to get up," Capt. Sarah Cudd, 29, told ABC News. …

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  • For Democrats, a Debate Over Debates

    In 2004 and 2008, the DNC similarly sanctioned six debates, but thanks to advocacy groups and media outlets organizing their own debates and forums, the actual number of debates ballooned to over 20 in each year. This election cycle, the DNC has stipulated, candidates will not be eligible to…

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  • 'Clinton Cash' Allegations 'Won't Fly,' Says Bill Clinton

    At the Clinton Global Initiative, which organizers said would be the foundation's last big foreign summit as Hillary takes off on the campaign trail, President Clinton addressed Peter Schweizer's new book “Clinton Cash" in a conversation with CNN's Christiane Amanpour. "There's just no evidence,"…

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  • Germanwings Crash: What We Know About the Co-Pilot's 'Test' Drops

    The investigation into the Germanwings plane crash that left 150 people dead in the French Alps has determined that the co-pilot had tried to dramatically descend on an earlier flight.Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz is believed to have locked the pilot out of the cockpit in the minutes ahead of the fatal…

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  • How Scammers Rent Out Occupied Houses

    When the owners of an Indiana home recently listed it for sale, they got an unexpected surprise: a rental scam targeting their address. They were coming up to our front door, ringing our doorbell, looking into our windows," homeowner Amy Hagans told ABC News after an ABC News reporter noticed a…

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  • Seattle Guy's Lego Man Cave Contains About 250,000 Pieces and a Bar

    One guy's man cave in Seattle is the ultimate Lego lovers paradise. Jeff Pelletier, an architect, started playing with the small plastic building blocks when he was a toddler and up through the age of 16. "I decided to build the Lego room to have a place to nicely store my collection," he said.

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  • Chlamydia Outbreak Hits Texas High School With No Sex Ed

    A Texas high school is in the middle of a chlamydia outbreak, officials say. Several students in one Crane, Texas, school district contracted chlamydia, a sexually transmitted disease, according to a letter obtained by ABC News that went home to parents Monday. Crane County has had three reported…

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  • Mike Huckabee Announces 2016 Presidential Bid

    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee announced today he is running for president in 2016, launching his second bid for the White House before a full concert hall in his hometown. "It seems perfectly fitting that it would be here that I announce that I am a candidate for president of the United…

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  • Hillary Clinton May Push Envelope on Immigration Reform

    She is the presumed favorite of Latino voters and, today in Las Vegas, Hillary Clinton is expected to double down on what is seen as a gateway issue for that voting bloc. A Clinton official has told ABC News she plans to focus on a path to citizenship as part of comprehensive immigration reform. …

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  • Garland Shooting Suspect Elton Simpson's Father Says Son 'Made a Bad Choice'

    The father of one of the suspected gunmen in the Garland, Texas, shooting told ABC News today that his son "made a bad choice." "We are Americans and we believe in America," Dunston Simpson said. "What my son did reflects very badly on my family."

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  • State Department Says No Undue Influence After Foreign Gifts to Clinton Foundation

    A State Department spokesman said today that the department doesn't see any evidence that Hillary Clinton took actions as secretary of state that were influenced by donations to the Clinton Foundation. “We are not aware of any evidence that actions taken by Secretary Clinton were influenced by…

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  • NYPD Cop Brian Moore Dies After Saturday Shooting in Queens

    New York Police Department officer Brian Moore has died at Jamaica Hospital after he was shot Saturday in Queens, police said today. Moore, 25, was a five-year veteran. "He'd already received two exceptional police service medals and two meritorious police service medals," NYPD Commissioner Bill…

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  • American Family Poisoned by Pesticide in Virgin Islands Still Being Treated 6 Weeks Later

    The Delaware family who suffered pesticide poisoning during a trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands are still being treated, according to a statement released by the family's lawyer. Teenage boys Sean and Ryan Esmond remain in critical condition and their parents, Stephen Esmond and Theresa Devine, are…

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  • The Most Noticeable Changes for McDonald's Customers Under Turnaround Plan

    Among McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook's global turnaround plans for the world's biggest burger chain, there are only a few changes that may be obvious to consumers, according to some analysts. Trying to revive sagging sales for the fast food chain, Easterbrook, CEO since March 1, announced a…

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  • Garland Shooting: American Freedom Defense Initiative Spent $10,000 on Security

    Police in Texas said today that the American Freedom Defense Initiative had spent $10,000 for security at their Sunday event at which cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad were displayed in Garland, where two men opened fire, injuring one officer. Security included security officers, uniformed…

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