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NFL's top health adviser: Game getting safer, but there's a lot to be learned

After spending the first 100 days of her tenure on the sidelines, Dr. Betsy Nabel, the NFL's chief health and medical adviser, addressed the media for the first time Tuesday and laid out an agenda that emphasizes injury research and prevention.

Vienna adds same-sex couples to pedestrian traffic lights

Vienna's streets just got a little more gay-friendly. Austria's capital has reprogrammed 49 of its pedestrian traffic lights, replacing the gender-neutral figures with same-sex couples ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest, a competition that's popular with the international gay community.

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'Big Bang' gives way to 'Supergirl': Five things we learned from CBS' schedule

For a network that has traditionally made few changes, CBS has a few big ones coming in the fall, including the end of "CSI" after 15 years. Here are five things we learned about the new schedule for the "Eye" network.

Man graduates from college 76 years after enrolling

It took NBA star Shaquille O'Neal 11 years to earn his undergraduate degree. Wisconsin grandmother Mary Jo Meyer needed 42 years to get hers. But when it comes to extended college careers, Anthony Brutto, 94, has them both beat by a mile.

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School problems in children after concussions

If your school-age child suffers a concussion, how well will he or she do when returning to school and trying to learn? A new study in the journal Pediatrics says that depends on two major factors: how severe the concussion symptoms your child is having and the grade level of the child.

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Woman charged in Chris Brown burglary

A woman who allegedly broke into singer Chris Brown's house, lived there for several days and vandalized his home and cars, was charged Friday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced.

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5 reasons to check out NBC's fall schedule

NBC is going to be a very new network come fall. The peacock network was first out of the gate on Sunday with its new schedule, after canceling a number of series in recent days. After ratings failed to live up to expectations on a few nights this season, the network is starting over with some new shows.

Georgia school director apologizes for 'black people' graduation remark

The director of a Georgia school apologized for calling out "all the black people" who left a graduation ceremony during the valedictorian's speech. Nancy Gordeuk, director of TNT Academy in Stone Mountain, was recorded making the controversial remark toward the end of Friday's ceremony.

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Ebola declared dead in Liberia

After losing more than 4,000 people to Ebola, Liberia has now been declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be free of the disease. I wish I were there to hug the wonderful people I met when I visited at the height of the epidemic in September, when any contact, even shaking hands, was forbidden.

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San Francisco axes baseball tradition by outlawing smokeless tobacco

Chewing tobacco has long been a tradition in baseball, but that tradition could be on its way out in one big-league city. San Francisco on Friday banned smokeless tobacco at all sports venues, including AT&T Park, home of the city's Major League Baseball team, the Giants.

School problems in children after concussions

If your school-age child suffers a concussion, how well will he or she do when returning to school and trying to learn? A new study in the journal Pediatrics says that depends on two major factors: how severe the concussion symptoms your child is having and the grade level of the child.

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‘Stand By Me’ singer Ben E. King dies

Song was a top 10 hit in the U.S. in 1961 and again in 1986

Singer Ben E. King, whose classic hit “Stand By Me” became an enduring testament of love and devotion for generations of listeners, has died.

Grace Lee Whitney, Yeoman Rand on 'Star Trek,' dead at 85

Grace Lee Whitney, who played Yeoman Janice Rand in the original "Star Trek" series and a handful of movies based on the series, died Friday. She was 85.

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"Star Wars Day": What to do on May 4 (and why)

"May the 4th be with you" went from a pun to a hashtag to a holiday

It's not just a pun. "May the 4th be with you" is a full-fledged unofficial holiday, "Star Wars Day." Actually, as far as Lucasfilm and Disney are concerned, it's quite official. So why this day, and what is there to do other than watch it trend on Twitter? (After all, it's apparently important enough to send hardcore fans into a tizzy when they feel it's been mistreated.)

Baltimore Officers Booking

All six Baltimore police officers who face charges in connection with the death of Freddie Gray

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Loretta Lynch makes history

Nations first Black female attorney general

Loretta Lynch was sworn in as the new U.S. attorney general on Monday, replacing Eric Holder. Lynch, the country’s first African American woman to serve in the role, had her nomination held up for more than five months over politicking in the Senate.

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First look: Jared Leto is the Joker

You can call him... Joker. We've seen a few teases so far, but on Friday night, director David Ayer gave us the first full look at Jared Leto as the Joker. The Clown Prince of Crime will appear in 2016's "Suicide Squad," the first movie featuring the best-known comic book villain, where (as far as we know anyway), there is no Batman present.

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Bruce Jenner: Social media reacts with a cheer and a shrug

When Bruce Jenner told ABC's Diane Sawyer and the world on Friday night that "Yes, for all intents and purposes, I'm a woman," the declaration wasn't particularly surprising. Paparazzi have been stalking the former Olympic champion for months, breathlessly documenting his increasingly feminine appearance down to his lip gloss, pierced ears and French manicure.

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Connecticut teen forced to have chemo heads home

A 17-year-old teen who has been living at Connecticut Children's Medical Center since December while being forced to have chemotherapy to treat Hodgkin's lymphoma has completed treatment and left the hospital Monday, according to her attorney, Josh Michtom.

Columbia student accused of rape sues over accuser's performance art

A Columbia University student who was accused of rape is suing the New York City school for allowing his accuser to publicly brand him a "serial rapist" According to the lawsuit, Paul Nungesser was cleared of responsibility in Emma Sulkowicz's 2013 rape claim, as well as others that came to light after Sulkowicz went public with her allegations in various media interviews.

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Seeing God in the face of Freddie Gray

Freddie Gray, Walter Scott, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, John Crawford, Jonathan Ferrell, Jordan Davis, Trayvon Martin ... Emmett Till. What do we have to do to stop these senseless fatal attacks upon black male bodies? Police body cameras, indictments, guilty verdicts and even DOJ reports are not enough. These slayings are the result of the way in which the black body has been historically perceived in this country, especially the black male body.

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Poll shows growing religious support for same-sex marriage

Until recently, if you sat in church on Sunday mornings, pollsters could predict where you stood on same-sex marriage. What a difference a decade makes. In 2003, when the Massachusetts Supreme Court became the country's first to legalize same-sex marriage, less than 30% of religiously affiliated Americans supported gays' and lesbians' right to wed.

Older parents face 'grandparent deficit'

When I do the math, one particular consequence of having children later in life hits me squarely in the face. I had my first daughter at 39. If she has kids when she's older like I did -- let's say she gives birth the same age I was -- I will be a whopping 78 when I become a grandmother. 78!

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New Orleans: A biz traveler's guide to the 'Big Easy'

New Orleans, like Las Vegas, is a party town, known more for the madness of Mardi Gras and frivolity of the French Quarter than pretty much anything else. But monkey business isn't the only kind of business going on in the Big Easy.

Lyrid meteor shower crosses night sky

Look for spectacular shooting stars this week as the annual Lyrid meteor shower light up the nighttime sky. Although the meteor shower started Thursday and goes through Saturday, the best times to view the shooting stars will be Wednesday into Thursday before dawn.

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How one woman lives a 'zero waste' life

"Do you use toilet paper?" That's the question 26-year-old Anamarie Shreeves receives most often. It's not exactly a typical question, but Shreeves, who lives in Atlanta and is the site manager for the nonprofit Keep Atlanta Beautiful, lives what some may consider an atypical lifestyle: She creates almost no waste.

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'X-Men' character Ice Man outed as gay

He's been part of a wildly popular superhero team since its very beginning. But there's something we never knew about Bobby Drake, aka Ice Man of the X-Men. Wednesday's issue of "All-New X-Men" No. 40 reveals the truth: Bobby is gay.

Rash of hospitalizations in New York state linked to synthetic marijuana

New York state authorities have issued a health alert following a dramatic spike in hospital visits for synthetic marijuana-related emergencies. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday that more than 160 patients in nine days have been rushed to hospitals across the state for adverse reactions to synthetic cannabinoid, known as "spice" or "K2."

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Sofia Vergara reportedly sued by ex-fiance over their frozen embryos

She's one of the hottest and most successful Latinas in Hollywood, but now Sofia Vergara is playing defense in a legal battle initiated by her ex-fiance: He wants to keep the two frozen embryos from their relationship, both female. The 42-year old actress and star of the hit TV sitcom "Modern Family" split from businessman Nick Loeb in May 2014.

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Despite security gaps, no full screening for airport workers

A Transportation Security Administration committee concluded that full screening of airport employees nationwide would not lower the overall risk to the public, according to a report released Monday.

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Woman eats three 72-ounce steaks in 20 minutes

It didn't seem like a fair fight. On one side were hulking football players and pro wrestlers, competing as teams of two to eat as many pounds of steak as they could, combined, in one hour. On another was a lone 124-pound mother of four.

'Anne of Green Gables' actor Jonathan Crombie dies

Canadian actor Jonathan Crombie, who co-starred in the "Anne of Green Gables" TV movies, died this week at age 48. Crombie died Wednesday from complications of a brain hemorrhage, "Anne of Green Gables" producer Kevin Sullivan said.

'Just Got Paid' singer Johnny Kemp dies

Bahamian R&B singer Johnny Kemp, best known for the 1988 party anthem "Just Got Paid," died this week in Jamaica. The singer is believed to have drowned at a beach in Montego Bay on Thursday, the Jamaica Constabulatory Force said in a press release.

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Despite Bobby Brown's claim, Bobbi Kristina isn't 'awake,' source says

A source with knowledge of the condition of Bobbi Kristina Brown tells CNN that the 22-year-old daughter of Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston remains in the same neurological state that she has been in for over 12 weeks.

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New 'Star Wars' trailer released

Here you go, galaxy. The Force is back. At an emotional event in Anaheim, California, director J.J. Abrams and the "Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens" cast showed off for the audience and then capped the presentation with the trailer for the new film.

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Boko Haram kidnapping of 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, a year later

One year after it was perpetrated, the kidnapping of nearly 300 schoolgirls by a jihadist group in Nigeria remains a crime almost too horrifying to comprehend: Hundreds of teenaged girls, just finishing school, destined perhaps for significant achievement—kidnapped, never to be seen again.

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New York's One World Observatory announces opening date

It's official. New York's highly anticipated One World Observatory will open to the public on May 29, 2015. Sitting on levels 100-102 of the One World Trade Center -- the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere -- it's vying to become the city's hottest new tourist attraction.

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Shake on it: Kanye West settles lawsuit with photographer he assaulted

Kanye West has settled a lawsuit with a paparazzi photographer he assaulted -- and the two have shaken on it. The photographer, Daniel Ramos, had filed the civil suit against West after the hip-hop star attacked him and tried to wrestle his camera from him in July 2013 at Los Angeles International Airport.

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President Obama, others link climate change to public health

Debates on climate change can break down fairly fast. There are those who believe that mankind's activities are changing the planet's climate, and those who don't.

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Mindy Kaling's brother: I faked being black to get into medical school

Actress Mindy Kaling's brother says that he posed as a black man years ago to get into medical school and that the experience opened his eyes to what he calls the hypocrisy of affirmative action.

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IBM's Watson has published a cookbook

By Hope King

Welcome to Watson's test kitchen the artificial-intelligence machine built by IBM.

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Oops: Quote on Maya Angelou stamp isn't hers

Another author confirms that it is hers

The late author/poet Maya Angelou was well-known for her many thought-provoking quotes, but it appears that one that was used for her stamp is not actually hers.

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TSA gets to keep $675,000 change left behind by air travelers

By Melanie Hicken

All the quarters, dimes and other coins forgotten by busy travelers at airport security checkpoints last year added up to a big chunk of change for the federal government.

Could veterans have concussion-related CTE?

After his last tour in Iraq, it took master gunner Shane Garcie about six weeks to notice he'd changed. "Your brain is throwing parties because you're home, you're alive," says Garcie. "So, it doesn't settle in right away."

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Are human head transplants coming soon?

It sounds like the plot for a science fiction movie.Someone has a horrific accident and winds up in the hospital, brain dead and on life support. Doctors approach the family about organ donation, but instead of saving as many as eight lives, the family is asked to donate the whole body to save just one individual. Perhaps a quadriplegic with a mind that outmatches their malfunctioning body.

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'Adventure Time' hits the skies with new Cartoon Network-themed airplane

"Jake the dog and Finn the human. The fun will never end. Adventure Time." begins the dreamy theme song intro to the strangely addictive Cartoon Network TV show that's centered around psychedelic characters like the Ice King, Marceline the Vampire Queen and, of course, Jake and Finn.

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Why trying to make our kids happy can backfire

When it comes to our children's happiness, we modern day parents will go to unbelievable -- yes, sometimes certifiably insane lengths -- all to make our little ones happy.

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Blue Bell shuts down plant after listeria find

Blue Bell ice cream has temporarily shut down one of its manufacturing plants over the discovery of listeria contamination in a serving of ice cream originating from that plant.

Taraji Henson apologizes to police officers after racial profiling claims

Actress Taraji P. Henson apologized Friday for claiming her son was racially profiled during a traffic stop in Southern California last year. The Glendale Police Department released dash cam video of the encounter, which contradicted her son's claims.

'Walking Dead's' big finale: Six shows to watch this week

The Walking Dead's" season-long plotline involving a group that headed north from Atlanta all comes to a head in a 90-minute season finale on Sunday night. It's been a season in which Sonequa Martin-Green's character, Sasha, stood out: She's on the verge of insanity after the deaths of her brother and many friends.

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