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Roxanne and Dennis Simmonds knew their son as fearless and strong from the day he was born.

"D.J. came out with shoulders of a linebacker," Roxanne says. "He was the first baby I saw that had muscles."

"He wasn't really afraid of anything," Dennis says.

At night, young D.J. would take the dog with him and circle the entire house, to "make sure there's nobody on the grounds," Dennis says, laughing. "I used to say, 'D.J. where you going? It's late.' He would say 'I'm doing a perimeter search, Dad.' "

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Pence Travels To Peru

Apr 13, 2018

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Trump's TPP Turnaround

Apr 13, 2018

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President Trump in the past made no secret of the fact that he did not like the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Here is then-candidate Trump in June of 2016.

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Police Blame Mice For Missing Marijuana

Apr 13, 2018

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New Yorker Mistakes Raccoon For Tiger

Apr 13, 2018

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The Ripple Effects Of Ryan's Retirement

Apr 12, 2018

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How Shohei Ohtani Is Changing Baseball

Apr 12, 2018

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Russia's Military Capabilities

Apr 12, 2018

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Even Trade: Car For Candy

Apr 12, 2018

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House Speaker Paul Ryan says he will not seek re-election in the fall.

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Yesterday, U.S. senators had a chance to question Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on his company's approach to handling user data. At one point, Senator Dick Durbin asked Zuckerberg outright how much of his private information he'd be willing to share.

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Today marks 50 years since President Lyndon Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act. The law was meant to ban racial discrimination in housing. So how well has it worked? Gene Demby from NPR's Code Switch podcast spoke with Rachel Martin.

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Yesterday tens of millions of people woke up to a message from Facebook.

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