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Closing arguments set in ex-NFL star's double murder trial

She also claimed to have no recollection of the call phone records show Hernandez made to her on the night he allegedly murdered Furtado and de Abreu. Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez embraces his attorney Jose Baez after the defense rested its case during Hernandez's double murder trial in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston, Wednesday, .

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Staley proud to be 2nd African-American coach to win title

Weather permitting, they will show up. "And [Sunday night], Dawn Staley was the second", Peck said as she teared up. John Chaney can send his former Temple University colleague flowers. USC assistant coaches never let Wilson's phone go without a text message or a call, and it was the culture - more so than the team itself - that made the mark.

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Air Force: Pilot safe after F-16 crashes in Maryland

The pilot ejected safely. He said he saw a big fireball in the woods and the pilot's red and white parachute. Law enforcement officers secure the area near the location where a military aircraft crashed, Wednesday, April 5, 2017 , in Clinton, Md.

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Woman found wet and nearly naked, claiming to be a mermaid

She told cops she was a mermaid who'd just been in the water. She also told authorities that she is a mermaid, Fresno police said . "She's in a safe place", Detective Paul Hill said. Local resident Karon Renwick said, "There are some unusual things that happen up here. We're in the mountains", resident Karen Renwick explained. The woman was taken to a police station, where officers fingerprinted her and searched through their databases for a match, but they were unable to determine her ...

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Hopes in NY for Sunday budget deal

The governor requested that lawmakers stay in Albany over the weekend, extending the workweek in the hope that the extra time would result in a flurry of deals. The governor has signaled that the late spending plan is a necessity in the face of unknown budget priorities in the Trump administration. Cuomo is gearing up for running for a third term in 2018 and is also mentioned as a potential presidential candidate in 2020.

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Disco Biscuits, Spanish Fly: Cosby Lawyers To Argue Evidence

A day after announcing the arrest of a 14-year-old boy on sexual assault and child pornography charges, police said they were looking for a 15-year-old suspect in the March 19 attack, which investigators have said involved five or six males.