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Concussions Can Be More Likely In Practices Than In Games

Long hours in practice might account for the higher concussion risk in high school and college football, a study finds. Some schools are retooling practice to reduce the number of hits.
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5 Things To Know About The Organizers Of Muhammad Cartoon Contest

The American Freedom Defense Initiative is considered a hate group by some, but the group says its Muhammad-drawing contest in Garland, Texas, was an event celebrating free speech.
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McDonald's CEO Promises 'Modern, Progressive Burger Company'

"The reality is, our recent performance has been poor," McDonald's President and CEO Steve Easterbrook said in a video released Monday.
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Flight Student Takes Plane For A Joyride Over Las Vegas

Evan Grant took off from the airport where he trained. Air traffic controllers talked him into landing. He's charged with grand theft auto, under a law that also covers planes.
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Dixie's Tupperware Party Is Not Your Grandma's Tupperware Party

A Tupperware party in Fort Worth, Texas, drew quite a crowd the other day: 250 people. This wasn't your average Tupperware party — it was part improv, part satire and part drag show.
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'Baltimore For Real': A Tour Through Troubled Sandtown

Travon Addison, who lives near the place where Freddie Gray was arrested, wishes people could understand what living in Baltimore is like, wishes they could see his Baltimore. So we let him show us.
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Sepsis, A Wily Killer, Stymies Doctors' Efforts To Tame It

It's a deadly combination of infection and inflammation striking more than a million Americans every year. Doctors can treat the symptoms of sepsis, but they still can't treat the underlying problem.
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Beyond Quid Pro Quo: What Counts As Political Corruption?

Under narrow definitions of corruption, candidates courting billionaires to fuel their White House bids doesn't qualify. But some activists, on the left and the right, argue that it should.
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Police Near Dallas Kill 2 Armed Men At Muhammad Cartoon Contest

Two men were shot and killed on Sunday after they open fired outside an event featuring a contest to draw cartoons of the prophet Muhammad near Dallas. A security guard was shot during the attack.
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A Town Divided Over The Next Chapter Of An Iconic Harper Lee Book

There's plenty of speculation about whether the octogenarian author really intended to release the manuscript, discovered by her lawyer last year.

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