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Brain injuries are a danger in many sports, but for none more than football and its most profitable enterprise, the National Football League. The NFL is spending hundreds of millions of dollars on a concussion-lawsuit settlement and has poured tens of millions into research on measuring and …

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WASHINGTON - House leaders will bring up a plan to overhaul the nation's health-care system Friday at President Trump's behest, lawmakers said Thursday night, a high-risk gamble that will test whether he and House Speaker Paul Ryan can deliver on one of the GOP's central promises to the vote…

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The schools superintendent in Harrisonburg, Virginia, was meeting parents this month when a mother broke down in tears, explaining that she was undocumented. What would the school do, she asked, if she became separated from her children?

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For African American families, there comes a time when parents have to give their children "The Talk" - not about the birds and the bees, but about the dangers and responsibilities of being black in America. When their son was 12 years old, Reggie Rock Bythewood and Gina Prince-Bythewood, th…

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One photo shows Fredzania Thompson posing confidently in her high heels, smiling as she stood between two train tracks. In another, the 19-year-old aspiring model is seen sitting in the middle of the adjacent tracks with one leg outstretched and a serious, intense gaze into the camera.