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Cameron Apologizes For 1989 U.K. Sporting Disaster

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More than 20 years after Britain's worst sporting disaster, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron has confirmed that there was a police and media conspiracy to blacken the names of the victims of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster. After summing up the blistering conclusions reached by an independent panel, Cameron apologized to the families of the 96 victims — Liverpool soccer fans who had come to Sheffield's Hillsborough stadium to watch their team play.
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