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American Idol contestant Matt Farmer, whose audition appeared on the Jan. 30 episode, admitted that he lied on the show about his military service.

Farmer, 26, auditioned in Long Beach, Calif., and appeared on Wednesday's show with his 3-year-old daughter by his side. Before his audition, Farmer claimed he had suffered a traumatic brain injury after being hurt in an Ied explosion in Iraq. He also claimed that he was told he wouldn't...

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