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Young athletes face alarming risk of head injuries
Concussions are a growing injury among young athletes and cause for alarm. Reasons for the trend are varied, but we at least need better data and more study of how to avoid them.
Whiskey debate divides distillers
For more than a century, distillers around Tennessee have produced whiskey - some legal, some illegal - using a variety of base products such as corn, barley or rye, and a number of different techniques. But under a new law passed by the legislature last year, only one process would lead to genuine Tennessee whiskey.
VIDEO: Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps dead at 84
Fred Phelps Sr., a minister known for his church's anti-gay protests at military funerals, has died at the age of 84.
A 9-year-old's 'avalanche' of ailments confounds specialists
Suzanne Groah remembers feeling hopeful when the nurse hurried down the corridor of a Northern Virginia hospital in January 2013 and announced, "Bingo! We have the answer!"
Why your Facebook friends are so gullible
These stories aren't real. They're the work of the New Yorker's not-particularly-funny online satirist Andy Borowitz, but many people, not just your gullible Facebook friends, invariably believe them. Sometimes the official state news agencies of global superpowers believe them.
VIDEO: Former police chief swallows evidence in court
The former police chief, Richard Masten, tore up a document containing information about a confidential source, chewed it up and swallowed it in court.
Memorable upsets from past NCAA tournament opening weekends
This year's NCAA Tournament promises its share of surprises before the dust clears and the field of 68 is pared down to the Sweet 16. Here is a look back at some memorable upsets from the first weekend of past NCAA Tournaments.
Why didn't the missing airliner's passengers phone for help?
One of the most commonly asked questions we've received is: Why didn't the passengers aboard missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 use their cell phones to call for help?
Electric-grid attack fuels sniper-versus-hacker threat debate
U.S. energy regulators' efforts to harden the power grid against snipers and terrorists are fueling a debate over whether they're diverting resources from other threats, like cyber attacks.
How local sports could change all of television
Cable companies are betting that local sports will justify big price increases - and they may have overreached. Wars over the rights to local sports broadcasting are breaking out across the country, and their outcomes may bring the cable business model to its knees.
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