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Penn State's Joe Paterno dies at 85

Family says the legendary football coach lost his battle with lung cancer Sunday morning. Paterno started his 46-year tenure as the Nittany Lions head coach in 1966 to win a record 409 games, including two national championships. Penn State fired Paterno after allegations of child sexual misconduct by one of his assistant coaches surfaced last year.
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Family says the legendary football coach lost his battle with lung cancer Sunday morning. Paterno started his 46-year tenure as the Nittany Lions head coach in 1966 to win a record 409 games, including two national championships. Penn State fired Paterno after allegations of child sexual misconduct by one of his assistant coaches surfaced last year.

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