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NASCAR fans defend, display Confederate flags at Daytona

Confederate flags fly on top of a motor home at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, July 4, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla. NASCAR and the speedway offered to replace any flag a race brings to the track with an American flag. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Fans at Daytona International Speedway are defending and displaying their Confederate flags.

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Eventful Copa America puts an end to Chilean suffering

Fans of Chile celebrates after their team winning the Copa America final soccer match between Chile and Argentina  during the Copa America final soccer match at the National Stadium in Santiago, Chile, Saturday, July 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The Copa America ended with Chile celebrating a long-awaited triumph and Argentina left wondering how much longer its title drought will last.

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Chile beats Argentina 4-1 on penalties to win Copa America

Chile's players celebrate with the Copa America trophy after defeating Argentina in the final soccer match at the National Stadium in Santiago, Chile, Saturday, July 4, 2015. Chile became Copa America champions for the first time after defeating Argentina in a penalty shootout. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The wait is finally over for Chile. The title drought continues for Argentina.

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Blatter: French, German presidents tried influence WCup vote

BERLIN (AP) — FIFA president Sepp Blatter said in a Sunday newspaper interview that French and German presidents applied political pressure before the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were awarded to Russia and Qatar, respectively.

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GB Packers tight end Quarless charged with firing a gun

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless was arrested Saturday after police said he allegedly fired two shots into the air during an argument outside a Miami Beach parking garage, authorities said.

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