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After Gronkowski injury, here's what you need to know about concussions

Allen Kee / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) -- New England Patriots’ tight end Rob Gronkowski absorbed a crushing tackle in Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars -– a blow that led to him being immediately removed from the game and taken to the locker room for medical evaluation.The diagnosis: Concussion.Here are a few things you need to know about concussions and why they keep making headlines.Let’s get to the important point: Will Gronkowski be able to play in the “Big Game?"The National Football League has not ...

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Congress agrees to fund government for 3 weeks; immigration debate continues

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Congress agreed to a short-term bill to fund the government for three weeks and end the three-day long federal government shutdown Monday after Senate Republicans provided assurances to Democrats that immigration reform and other contentious issues would be addressed in the near future.After the Senate passed the bill by an 81-18 margin Monday afternoon, the House of Representatives concurred with the measure 266-150, sending it to President Donald Trump, whose signature would bring an end to the impasse. Between 700,000 and 800,000 federal ...

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New surveillance video shows allegedly captive siblings after their parents' arrests

Obtained by ABC News(PERRIS, Calif.) -- New surveillance video shows some of the 13 California siblings who were allegedly held captive and tortured by their mother and father getting into a van after their parents' arrests.The action unfolds in the upper left-hand corner of the video, where some of the siblings can be seen piling into the vehicle.David and Louise Turpin, accused of abusing their children for years, were arrested after the victims were found Jan. 14 at their home in Perris. The Turpins allegedly ...

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Puerto Rico Governor announces privatization of state owned power company

iStock/Thinkstock(SAN JUAN) -- Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello has announced that the bankrupt island's utility company will be privatized.In a televised statement, Rosello said the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, or PREPA, was a heavy burden on the island's residents.PREPA "will stop existing as ineffectively as it does today," Rosello said.Portions of the energy authority will be sold off in the coming days, the governor said.Rossello said the current electrical grid is 28 years older than the industry average in the United States. He said ...

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New reported chemical weapons attack in Syria as US calls out Russia

Alaa Mohammed/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) -- As the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad was accused of another chemical weapons attack, the Trump administration is trying to rally international condemnation of the regime and increase pressure on Russia to rein in its ally.But more than nine months after President Trump ordered airstrikes on a Syrian air base after it deployed chemical weapons, yet another use of the internationally-banned weapons would be a sign of how intractable the conflict has become and how little influence the U.S. ...

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Super Bowl LII: Patriots and Eagles set for rematch

Patrick Smith/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Super Bowl LII is set, with the Philadelphia Eagles facing off against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Feb. 4, in a rematch of the 2005 Super Bowl that the Patriots won 24-21.Here's what you need to know:Patriots set their sights on victory after 2017's historic comebackThis will be the 10th Super Bowl appearance for the Patriots, setting a new NFL record, according to ESPN. After winning the Super Bowl last year, New England is the first team ...

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Senate votes to fund government for 3 weeks; immigration debate continues

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Senate passed a short-term bill to fund the government for three weeks and end the three-day long federal government shutdown Monday after Republicans provided assurances to Democrats that immigration reform and other contentious issues would be addressed in the near future.The House of Representatives was expected to vote to concur with the Senate measure early Monday evening.The Senate bill, which passed by an 81-18 margin, came after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged that it was Republicans' "intention to take up legislation ...

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YTMT Logo The bull does his business.

Presidents like FDR, LBJ, JFK, Eisenhower, Truman, Nixon – go down the list – are all well-known for having turned the air blue in meetings at the White House.

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UT Health Logo Sugar & Cancer: Does One Fuel the Other?

Is there a link between sugar and cancer? Can sugar consumption increase your risk of cancer or make the cancer you have more dangerous and aggressive? The link between sugar and cancer is the topic that UT Health Northeast cancer expert Dr. William Hyman takes up in this post to HealthConnection.

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