In this July 25, 2004 file photo, overall leader Lance Armstrong, of Austin, Texas, rides down the Champs Elysees avenue past U.S. flags during the 20th and last stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Montereau, southeast of Paris, and the Champs-Elysees in Paris. Federal prosecutors said, Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, they are closing a criminal investigation of Armstrong and will not charge him over allegations the seven-time Tour de France winner used performance-enhancing drugs. (AP Photo/Franck Prevel, File)
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published Friday, February 3rd, 2012
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LOS ANGELES — Federal prosecutors dropped their investigation of Lance Armstrong on Friday, ending a nearly two-year effort aimed at determining whether the seven-time Tour de France winner and his teammates participated in a doping program.