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Miss USA crowned

Connecticut accountant Erin Brady was named "Miss USA" on Sunday in Las Vegas. In the pageant's final minutes, she answered without hesitation a question about the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold widespread DNA tests. "If someone is being prosecuted and committed a crime, it should happen. There are so many crimes that if that's one step closer to stopping them, then we should be able to do so," Brady said.

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From left, Miss Connecticut Erin Brady waits onstage with Miss Alabama Mary Margaret McCord for the announcement of the crowning of the Miss USA 2013 pageant, Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jeff Bottari)

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Miss Alabama Mary Margaret McCord walks the runway during the swimsuit competition of the Miss USA 2013 pageant, Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jeff Bottari)

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Miss Alabama Mary Margaret McCord from Gadsden walks the runway during the introductions of the Miss USA 2013 pageant, Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jeff Bottari)

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From left, Miss Connecticut Erin Brady waits onstage with Miss Alabama Mary Margaret McCord for the announcement of the crowning of the Miss USA 2013 pageant, Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jeff Bottari)

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From left, Miss Connecticut Erin Brady is congratulated by Miss Alabama Mary Margaret McCord for the winning of the Miss USA 2013 pageant, Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jeff Bottari)

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Miss Connecticut Erin Brady walks the runway during the swimsuit competition of the Miss USA 2013 pageant, Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Las Vegas. Erin Brady of South Glastonbury, Conn., won the beauty pageant at the Planet Hollywood hotel-casino after strutting in a white sparkly gown and answering a question about the U.S. Supreme Court's decision upholding widespread DNA tests. (AP Photo/Jeff Bottari)

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Miss Connecticut Erin Brady walks the runway during the swimsuit competition of the Miss USA 2013 pageant, Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Las Vegas. Erin Brady of South Glastonbury, Conn., won the beauty pageant at the Planet Hollywood hotel-casino after strutting in a white sparkly gown and answering a question about the U.S. Supreme Court's decision upholding widespread DNA tests. (AP Photo/Jeff Bottari)

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Miss North Carolina Ashley Love-Mills walks the runway during the swimsuit competition of the Miss USA 2013 pageant, Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jeff Bottari)

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Miss Connecticut Erin Brady walks the runway during the swimsuit competition of the Miss USA 2013 pageant, Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Las Vegas. Erin Brady of South Glastonbury, Conn., won the beauty pageant. (AP Photo/Jeff Bottari)

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Miss North Carolina Ashley Love-Mills walks onstage during the Miss USA 2013 pageant, Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jeff Bottari)

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Miss Maryland Kasey Staniszewski walks the runway during the introductions of the Miss USA 2013 pageant, Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jeff Bottari)

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Miss Maryland Kasey Staniszewski walks the runway during the swimsuit competition of the Miss USA 2013 pageant, Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jeff Bottari)

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Miss Maryland Kasey Staniszewski walks onstage during the Miss USA 2013 pageant, Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jeff Bottari)

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Miss South Carolina Megan Pinckney walks the runway during the swimsuit competition of the Miss USA 2013 pageant, Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jeff Bottari)

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Miss California Mabelynn Capeluj walks the runway during the swimsuit competition of the Miss USA 2013 pageant, Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jeff Bottari)

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Miss California Mabelynn Capeluj from Wildomar walks the runway during the introductions of the Miss USA 2013 pageant, Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jeff Bottari)

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Miss New York Joanne Nosuchinsky walks onstage during the Miss USA 2013 pageant, Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jeff Bottari)

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Miss West Virginia Chelsea Welch walks the runway during the swimsuit competition of the Miss USA 2013 pageant, Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jeff Bottari)

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Miss West Virginia Chelsea Welch walks the runway during the introductions of the Miss USA 2013 pageant, Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jeff Bottari)

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Miss Nevada Chelsea Caswell walks onstage during the Miss USA 2013 pageant, Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jeff Bottari)

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Miss Pennsylvania Jessica Billings walks the runway during the swimsuit competition of the Miss USA 2013 pageant, Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jeff Bottari)

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Miss Pennsylvania Jessica Billings from Berwyn walks the runway during the introductions of the Miss USA 2013 pageant, Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jeff Bottari)

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Miss North Dakota Stephanie Erickson walks onstage during the Miss USA 2013 pageant, Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jeff Bottari)

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Miss New Jersey Libell Duran walks onstage during the Miss USA 2013 pageant, Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jeff Bottari)

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Miss California Mabelynn Capeluj from Wildomar walks the runway during the introductions of the Miss USA 2013 pageant, Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jeff Bottari)

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Miss California Mabelynn Capeluj walks onstage during the Miss USA 2013 pageant, Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jeff Bottari)

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Miss Maine Ali Clair walks onstage during the Miss USA 2013 pageant, Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jeff Bottari)

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Miss Colorado Amanda Wiley walks onstage during the Miss USA 2013 pageant, Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jeff Bottari)

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Miss Nebraska Ellie Lorenzen walks onstage during the Miss USA 2013 pageant, Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jeff Bottari)

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Miss Idaho Marissa Wickland walks onstage during the Miss USA 2013 pageant, Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jeff Bottari)

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Miss Indiana Emily Hart walks onstage during the Miss USA 2013 pageant, Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jeff Bottari)

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Miss Arkansas Hannah Billingsley walks onstage during the Miss USA 2013 pageant, Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jeff Bottari)

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Miss Texas Ali Nugent walks the runway during the swimsuit competition of the Miss USA 2013 pageant, Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jeff Bottari)

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