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The Patriots pointed out in Obama's picture, 40 staff members were standing behind him on the staircases. Quarterback Tom Brady pulled out of attending at the last minute, citing "personal family matters". An hour later, the Patriots posted their own side-by-side images, pointing out there were only two fewer players in attendance this week (34) than there were "the last time the Patriots won two Super Bowls in three years".
  • USA accuses Iran of 'alarming ongoing provocations'

    USA accuses Iran of 'alarming ongoing provocations'

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    However, in the same letter, Tillerson said the Trump administration would also review the terms of the deal, considering Iran's leading role in backing terrorism. Former President Barack Obama would have agreed with all the charges: that Iran is a state sponsor of terrorism, that it supports proxies which undermine USA interests in the region, that it's hostile to Israel and that its ballistic missile tests challenge UN Security Council prohibitions.
  • Tillerson: Iran deal fails to achieve nuclear-free objective

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    Tillerson spoke after the State Department certified to Congress that Iran is now in compliance with its obligations under the 2015 deal. "Iran's nuclear ambitions are a grave risk to global peace and security", he said. "The letter clearly lays out what the president is going to do to make sure that they're living up to their agreement". Even though Trump renewed the deal he heavily criticized, it is under review.
  • Aaron Hernandez's family demands release of his brain for CTE research

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    Investigators officially ruled Aaron Hernandez's death a suicide and released new details about the circumstances of his hanging on Thursday. An investigation into Hernandez's death by the Massachusetts State Police found "cardboard jammed into the door tracks" of Hernandez's cell to "impede entry", officials said.
  • Arkansas carries out first execution since 2005

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    Ledell Lee , who was sentenced to death for murdering his neighbor, Debra Reese, in a Little Rock suburb in 1993, was pronounced dead at 11:56pm central time at the Cummins Unit prison in southern Arkansas. Attorneys for the eight men attempted to block the executions , including using the argument that Midazolam, the drug used to make inmates unconscious before two more drugs paralyze and kill them, does not effectively prevent a painful death.
  • Graham would back pre-emptive strike on Kim Jong

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    A US-sponsored draft of UN Security Council statement condemning Pyongyang's missile test, which some media claimed had been blocked by Russian Federation, was actually withdrawn by Washington after a wording disagreement, Moscow said. "And I share that vision and impatience", Pence told Aso at the start of the talks. "We appreciate the challenging time in which the people of Japan live with increasing provocation across the Sea of Japan".
  • Missing Tennessee student found with teacher in California

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    He was sacked about a month later, a day after the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued an Amber Alert about the teen. Interim U.S. Attorney Jack Smith said during a TBI briefing on the case that Cummins has been officially charged by his office with one count of interstate transportation of a minor for the objective of sexual intercourse.
  • Attack overshadows last campaign day in French election first round

    Attack overshadows last campaign day in French election first round

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    The Euro has been able to advance against a weakened US Dollar this week despite French election jitters. The Islamic State took responsibility for the attack. Out of 11 candidates the only four could be considered as contenders - Emmanuel Macron - an independent centrist, Marine Le Pen - anti-EU, anti-immigration candidate, François Fillon , a conservative from the centre-right Republican party, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, a hard-left candidate, anti-EU, anti-immigration.
  • Missing woman now considered a homicide victim

    Missing woman now considered a homicide victim

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    On April 7, the body of Ringer's husband, 42 year-old Charles Reidy, was found inside the garage of his home on Halls Ground Road in Clarksburg. Capeless also announced the arrest of Laura Reilly, an ex-girlfriend of Reidy, with three counts of misleading investigators.
  • Authorities: Tennessee student, teacher found in California

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    Barry also put gas in their auto. The day the pair went missing, Cummins borrowed his wife Jill's 2015 Nissan Rogue and lied that he had a job interview at the Williamson County Medical Center. But after that, the trail went cold. Rumor 4: Elizabeth and Tad were found in a commune. Thomas added he hadn't had the opportunity to speak with his daughter yet but plans to talk with her sometime today.
  • Arkansas Executes First Inmate Since 2005

    Arkansas Executes First Inmate Since 2005

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    So far, the state has been forced to allow three death warrants to expire and a court stayed an additional inmate's execution. The state plans to execute 3 more prisoners next week. USA pharmaceutical wholesaler McKesson Medical-Surgical Inc accused the state of obtaining the drug under false pretences. In that decision, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Alice Gray blocked the state from using the drug vecuronium bromide, siding with McKesson Corp., which had argued that it sold Arkansas the ...
  • Researchers to look for CTE evidence in Hernandez's brain

    Researchers to look for CTE evidence in Hernandez's brain

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    About seven hours before his death, he spoke with his fiancee and mother of his 4-year-old daughter, according to one of his lawyers, who did not divulge what he and Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez discussed. Hernandez's body was released to the Faggas Funeral Home in Watertown following the autopsy. "The family should be able to have the dignity of a proper service in the proper possession of Aaron's remains", Baez told reporters after exiting the medical examiner's office.