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NFL draft to hold moment of silence for tragedies

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL will hold a moment of silence at Thursday's draft for the victims of the Boston Marathon attacks and Texas fertilizer plant explosion.

Commissioner Roger Goodell said at a pre-draft event Wednesday that the league would recognize the two tragedies that took place last week. The 3-day draft begins Thursday night with the first round.

The NFL said Tuesday that it was increasing security at the draft after the Boston bombings. There will be about 20% more security personnel and increased K-9 explosive detective teams on site. All attendees, including players, will be subject to screenings, including use of metal detectors and pat-downs, and searches of personal property.

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