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Ex-IRS official called conservatives ‘crazies

In this May 22, 2013 file photo, Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner refuses to answer questions as the House Oversight Committee holds a hearing to investigate the extra scrutiny the IRS gave Tea Party and other conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lerner, a former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversial called Republicans "crazies" and more in newly released emails. Lerner used to head the IRS division that handles applications for tax-exempt status. In a series of emails with a colleague in November 2012, Lerner made two disparaging remarks about members of the GOP, including one remark that was profane. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., released the emails Wednesday as part of his committee's investigation. Camp says the emails show Lerner's disgust with conservatives. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former IRS official at the center of the agency’s tea party controversy referred to some right-wing Republicans as “crazies” and more in emails released Wednesday. A key GOP lawmaker says the remarks show that Lois Lerner was biased against conservative groups and targeted them for extra scrutiny.

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Steelers to retire Hall of Famer Greene’s No. 75

Pittsburgh Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney stands beside a team jersey with Hall of Fame defensive lineman Joe Greene's name and number after a press conference during NFL football training camp  in Latrobe, Pa., on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. The team announced they were retiring Greene's number 75, the first one since Ernie Stautner's 70 was retired in 1964. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Joe Greene’s No. 75 now belongs to the ages.

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Indians trade Justin Masterson to Cardinals

CLEVELAND (AP) — Justin Masterson began the season as the Indians’ ace. He’ll end it with a different team in a different league.

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Bills’ Bradham suspended 1 game by NFL

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills linebacker Nigel Bradham has been suspended by the NFL for the team’s regular-season opener for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

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Astros P Zeid needs season-ending foot surgery

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros reliever Josh Zeid will have season-ending surgery to address pain in both feet.

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