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Free agent quarterback Johnny Manziel has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy, according to TMZ and a posting on the NFL's website. Manziel was released by the Cleveland Browns in March after going 2-6 in his eight NFL starts and the four-game ban would be served when he returns to the league, if ever. The 23-year-old is among only a handful of first-round NFL Draft selections to be cut two years into his rookie contract and could face potenially more roadblocks to an NFL comeback.
US authorities are increasing domestic security for the Independence Day holiday weekend, especially at airports and other transport hubs following the deadly attack in Istanbul, a senior official said Thursday. "The American public should expect to see, this July 4th weekend, an enhanced security presence at airports, train stations and other transit centers across the country by TSA (Transportation Security Administration) and state and local law enforcement," Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told lawmakers. Johnson made reference to the boosted efforts following the suicide attacks Tuesday at Turkey's main airport that left 44 people dead, and heightened concerns about international attacks by extremist groups including the Islamic State.