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NFL charts new course on concussion policy

The NFL and its players union recently announced the approval of independent neurologists to evaluate head injuries and treating players due to concussions.

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New mammogram guidelines: What’s a woman to do?

New guidelines have turned life upside down for women used to having a mammogram and breast examination every year starting at age 40, and doing monthly self-examinations.

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States reap benefits with health reform

Blanche Lincoln and Joe Lieberman took center stage in the health care debate this past week.

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Students occupy university building to protest fee hikes

Students occupied Wheeler Hall on the University of California campus in Berkeley, protesting a decision by university regents to raise fees.

House hearing debates Cuba travel

A bill to end the Cuba travel ban got a lively debate in a House committee last week.

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Ft. Hood victim remembered with drums and dance

CHICAGO — About 100 young people, friends and family gathered Nov. 13 to celebrate with bomba drums, dance and songs, the life of Private Francheska "Cheka" Velez one of the 13 victims of  the Ft. Hood tragedy.

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CT NAACP calls on Lieberman to support health bill

A Connecticut delegation of civil rights groups met with Senator Joseph Lieberman's staff yesterday to urge the Senator to support comprehensive health care reform.

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10 years after the ‘Battle in Seattle’

SEATTLE (PAI)—Ten years ago on Nov. 30, 1999, 50,000 people protested a meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Seattle.

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Wall Street vote delayed as Black Caucus demands help for poor

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus  persuaded House Finance Services Committee chairman, Rep. Barney Frank to delay a vote on the systemic risks bill.

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Companies cashing in on flu epidemic

 The government may have to step in to ensure companies are not using the swine flu epidemic to rip off those who come down with the flu.

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