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Father of missing LSU student provides update, says football game has hindered search

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The father of an LSU student who has been missing nearly a week has created a Facebook group to provide updates, in which he also expressed his personal concerns of how the search has been handled so far.

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LSU defeats Syracuse in nail-biter, 35-26

Stephen Sullivan touchdown during Sept. 23 game versus Syracuse (Source: WAFB) Stephen Sullivan touchdown during Sept. 23 game versus Syracuse (Source: WAFB)

LSU bounced back Saturday night with a 35-26 win over Syracuse Orange in Tiger Stadium, but players said the victory wasn't completely satisfying.

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Gunman opens fire in Nashville church; 1 dead, 7 wounded Video included

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No motive was immediately determined.

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Trump replaces travel ban with new restrictions Video included

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The Department of Homeland Security has recommended the president sign off on new, more targeted restrictions on foreign nationals from countries it says refuse to share information with the U.S. or haven't taken necessary security precautions.

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Don't talk about mom: NFL players angry over Trump's insult

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Players, owners and commissioners past and present chastised the president for his divisive remarks, but the angriest responses came from players upset that he'd insulted their mothers.

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Republicans make desperate bid to save health care bill

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Republican Sen. Susan Collins says she finds it "very difficult" to envision backing the last-chance GOP bill repealing the Obama health care law.

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Suspect in fatal church shooting charged with murder Video included

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The suspect in the fatal shooting at an Antioch church will be charged with one count of murder in connection with the shooting on Sunday morning, police said.

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Kushner used private email to talk to White House officials, lawyer says

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Kushner’s lawyer said in a statement Sunday that less than 100 emails went through this account from January to August 2017.

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Bengals players lock arms during national anthem Video included

The Cincinnati Bengals lock arms during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) The Cincinnati Bengals lock arms during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
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Players from the Cincinnati Bengals locked arms during the national anthem before the game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.

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Saints fans burn memorabilia, boycott team after 10 players protest during national anthem

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Some of the New Orleans Saints players chose to sit down during the national anthem on Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers, causing some fans to boycott the team.

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UPDATE: Coroner confirms remains found to be those of missing baby, mother and boyfriend charged Video included

Police served a search warrant at a Myrtle Beach home Thursday night in connection with the disappearance of an 11-month-old child. (Source: WMBF News) Police served a search warrant at a Myrtle Beach home Thursday night in connection with the disappearance of an 11-month-old child. (Source: WMBF News)
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Myrtle Beach police have served a search warrant at a home on Third Avenue South on Thursday night in reference to the disappearance of an 11-month-old child.

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Long-standing BR church announces closure Video included

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Parishioners left the Saint Louis King of France Church in Baton Rouge Sunday morning with mixed emotions.

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SUV flips, pins driver's arm in crash Video included

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Two people were transported to a local area hospital after a car flipped on Spanish Town Road.

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Saints issue response to comments by President Trump

Saints issue response to comments by President Trump, Source: Mark LaGrange Saints issue response to comments by President Trump, Source: Mark LaGrange

Joining a growing list of NFL teams speaking out against President Donald Trump's response to player protests around the league, the Saints and Pelicans released a joint statement from Owner Tom Benson today.

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Boil water advisory issued for town of Livingston Video included

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A boil advisory was issued for some residents of the town of Livingston on Sunday morning.

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Tomlin: Steelers won’t come out of locker room for anthem

(Source: CBS) (Source: CBS)

The Pittsburgh Steelers won’t be kneeling for the national anthem. They won’t even be on the field. The head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers told a CBS reporter on Sunday the team will not come out of the locker room for the singing of the national anthem before the game.

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LIVE BLOG: Saints face Panthers in divisional showdown

(Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

The Saints are off to a predictable start to the season and it has brought about a predictable reaction from their fans. They are tired of the same old story with the team.

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Date set for closure of St. Louis King of France Catholic Church

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St. Louis King of France Catholic (SLKF) Church announced on Sunday that the church will cease to operate as a parish before the end of the year. 

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About two dozen players kneel for national anthem in London Video included

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About two dozen players, including Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs and Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette, took a knee during the playing of the national anthem before the start of the teams' game at Wembley Stadium.

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Boy with autism forgotten on school bus twice Video included

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The 11-year-old fell asleep, and two different drivers didn’t notice him until the route ended, his grandmother says.

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Trump comments on Curry, NFL protests anger athletes Video included

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Wading into thorny issues of race and politics, Trump's comments in a Friday night speech and a series of Saturday tweets drew sharp responses from some of the nation's top athletes.

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South Korea says natural North Korea earthquake detected

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South Korea's weather agency says a magnitude 3.0 earthquake was detected in North Korea around where the country recently conducted a nuclear test, but it assessed the quake as natural.

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Boy beaten with hammer while protecting sister dies Video included

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The suspect in the beatings faces charges of murder, attempted murder, and lewd acts with a child under 14.

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New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery Mexico Video included

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In the stylish Condesa neighborhood young revelers typically spill out from dimly lit bars and restaurants on a Friday night. But the first weekend since the 7.1-magnitude earthquake toppled buildings just blocks away began on a somber note.

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Conservative theologians accuse pope of spreading heresy

Pope Francis waves during his general audience a the Vatican Sept. 20..Dozens of theologians, priests and academics accuse him of spreading heresy with his 2016 opening to divorced and civilly married Catholics. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP) Pope Francis waves during his general audience a the Vatican Sept. 20..Dozens of theologians, priests and academics accuse him of spreading heresy with his 2016 opening to divorced and civilly married Catholics. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
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Several dozen tradition-minded Roman Catholic theologians, priests and academics have formally accused Pope Francis of spreading heresy with his 2016 opening to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics.

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NFL commissioner, players' union angrily denounce Trump Video included

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Trump has a suggestion for National Football League owners whose players decide to take a knee during the national anthem: fire them.

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Donaldsonville man still recovering from February tornado Video included

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Not much has changed for Clark Richard since we first introduced him back in February.

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One dead after 4 car collision in E. Feliciana Video included

A Clinton man is dead after a four-vehicle crash in East Feliciana Parish.

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Trump's comments about anthem, Curry inflame sports stars Video included

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President Donald Trump says if a basketball player doesn't want to visit the White House to celebrate an NBA title, then don't bother showing up.

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Nightclub shooting leaves one injured, suspect arrested Video included

William Armstrong, 39 (Source: EBRSO) William Armstrong, 39 (Source: EBRSO)

One man is behind bars after shooting and injuring a man outside of a nightclub.

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Tre'Davious White pays it forward with Adidas shoe giveaway on the Cooper Rd.

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The former LSU Tiger and current Buffalo Bills rookie paid it forward Saturday, giving away almost 200 hundred pairs of brand new Adidas to students.

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Public shaming likely but GOP wary of new laws after Equifax

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Prospects are good for a public shaming in the Equifax data breach, but it's unlikely Congress will institute sweeping new regulations after hackers accessed the personal information of an estimated 143 million Americans. More>>

Trump tweet, NFL response escalate drama of Sunday games Video included

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The NFL's players and owners united on Saturday in a manner unseen in years, sounding a resolute chord in decrying President Donald Trump's remarks about players kneeling during the national anthem.

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AP source: Knicks agree to trade Carmelo Anthony to Thunder

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Person with knowledge of deal to AP: Knicks agree to trade Carmelo Anthony to Oklahoma City. More>>

Right-wing firebrand plans to hold rally at UC Berkeley

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Right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos says he plans to hold a rally at the University of California, Berkeley after a student group who planned a week of events with him pulled out.

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Facebook to release Russia ads, beef up election 'integrity' Video included

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Facebook says it will release the Russia-backed, potentially illegal election ads that ran on its platform to congressional investigators.

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US flies mission north of DMZ, sends message to North Korea

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It's a show of American military might to North Korea _ the United States says it flew bombers and fighter escorts to the farthest point north of the Demilitarized Zone by any such American aircraft this century.

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Trump trying to turn around GOP holdouts on health bill Video included

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McCain opposes latest GOP health care bill, drawing ire from Trump and possibly dealing death blow to repeal-and-replace effort.

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The world did not end, but faces 'tribulation'

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The world is safe for now, but things are supposed to get really bad in about a month.

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Dam failing as scope of Puerto Rico's disaster becomes clear Video included

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They eye of Hurricane Maria is nearing the Turks and Caicos early Friday as Puerto Rico tries to recover from the storm's devastation.

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UNC national championship team not visiting White House

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(Charlotte Observer/Andrew Carter) CHAPEL HILL - North Carolina's 2017 national championship men's basketball team will not visit the White House, a team spokesman said on Saturday, though the Tar Heels were invited to visit, as is the custom for teams that win college men's basketball and football national championships.

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LSU vs Syracuse: By the Numbers

LSU welcomes the ACC's Syracuse Orange to Tiger Stadium Saturday night.

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Southern at Alcorn State: By the Numbers

SWAC plays begins this weekend and Southern will travel to Lorman, MS to face the Alcorn State Braves.

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Auburn student's post, selfies with rape suspect go viral Video included

(Source: WSFA 12 News) (Source: WSFA 12 News)
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As shocking new details emerged this week in the rape of an Auburn University student on a bus, many immediately recognized one of the suspects named in the case.

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California officer shoots suspect outside 7-Eleven, caught on camera Video included

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Officials said there was an altercation between an officer and the man before the man was shot. (Source: KCAL/KCBS/@cali_funk1/Twitter/CNN)

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Louisianians aren't buying viral video of 'Cajun red beans and rice'

(Source: Food and Wine Facebook page) (Source: Food and Wine Facebook page)
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Remember the social media outrage from Disney's version of a 'healthy' Louisiana gumbo from 2016?

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GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal all but dead; McCain deals the blow Video included

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President Donald Trump is lashing out at a Republican senator who opposes the last-ditch effort to overturn "Obamacare.". More>>

Contestants win $80,000 on record-breaking Price is Right episode

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It was host Drew Carey’s 10-year anniversary of hosting the show. In his honor, any contestant who spun the wheel and landed on $1, won $10,000 instead of the normal $1,000.

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Gov. Edwards sends letter to higher ed. system presidents requesting review of hazing, other policies Video included

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Governor John Bel Edwards has released the letter he sent Thursday to Louisiana college and university system presidents asking them to review their policies on hazing and drug and alcohol abuse among groups on campus.

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LeBlanc's Cajun Boudin in St. Amant destroyed by fire Video included

Six fire departments, including those from Gonzales and Sorrento, are on the scene of a fire at LeBlanc's Cajun Boudin & Food in St. Amant.

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First day of Fall, but it doesn't feel like it

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Friday afternoon may have marked the official end of summer, but our forecast calls for continued summer-like days well into next week.

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LSU tailgates come under increased scrutiny this weekend Video included

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LSU is hitting the pause button a fall tradition. Just a week after freshman, Max Gruver, died in an alleged hazing incident, Greek activity is still banned at the state's flagship school. As a result, fraternities and sororities will not be able to organize any game day tailgates.

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Elementary school transforming the way students learn with 'bouncy chairs' Video included

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Forget the old days of students sitting desks and teachers forcing them to sit still.

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Zach Adams found guilty of Holly Bobo murder Video included

Zach Adams (Source: WMC Action News 5) Zach Adams (Source: WMC Action News 5)
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A jury made its decision in the trial of Zach Adams, the man accused of kidnapping, raping, and murdering Holly Bobo in 2011.

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Southern University approves medical marijuana contract with Advanced Biomedics Video included

The Southern University System Board of Supervisors announced Friday that the contract for medical marijuana cultivation and production has been awarded to Advanced Biomedics, a Lafayette-based company.

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St. Louis King of France Catholic School to close in June of '18 after being open 35 years

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St. Louis King of France Catholic School announced Friday it will be closing at the end of this school year.

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Getaway driver who assisted in murder of BRPD officer in '93 now arrested for shoplifting Video included

Betty Smothers (Source: Baton Rouge Police Department) Betty Smothers (Source: Baton Rouge Police Department)

A man named West Paul, who was the getaway driver for another man who shot and killed a Baton Rouge police officer back in 1993, has now been arrested for shoplifting.

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Initial LSU PD report released in death of Max Gruver; investigation ongoing

Maxwell Gruver (Source: Facebook) Maxwell Gruver (Source: Facebook)

The initial report filed by the LSU Police Department in the death of a fraternity pledge has been released.

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Pointe Coupee employee facing public corruption charges Video included

Willie Woods, 28 (Source: Attorney General's Office) Willie Woods, 28 (Source: Attorney General's Office)

Attorney General Jeff Landry announced Friday that his office has arrested a Pointe Coupee Parish employee who is accused of defrauding the public.

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Homeowners have received only $18M worth of grants out of $1.3B from Restore La. program Video included

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Governor John Bel Edwards' Office of Community Development has announced adjustments are being made to help the Restore Louisiana program absorb the impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

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Financial advisors urge consumers impacted by Equifax breach to take action Video included

Financial advisors are telling clients who may have been impacted by the Equifax breach to take immediate action to keep their personal information out of the hands of hackers.

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Aaron Hernandez had severe CTE; daughter sues NFL, Pats Video included

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Aaron Hernandez's lawyer said the former New England Patriots tight end's brain showed signs of a degenerative brain disease.

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Fiery wrong-way crash involving car fleeing police leaves 2 dead, officials say

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Two people were killed in a wrong-way fiery crash while being chased by police late Thursday night, authorities reported.

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LSU announces some Greek activities to resume Sunday; attorney questions initial suspension Video included

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Spokesperson Ernie Ballard confirmed Thursday night that some Greek activities will resume at LSU Sunday after a suspension was issued in the wake of the death of a fraternity pledge.

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