Lawyers: NFL concussion deal excludes central brain injury
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Lawyers: NFL concussion deal excludes central brain injury

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers appealing the NFL’s $1 billion plan to address concussion-linked injuries in former players asked a court Thursday to reject the settlement because it excludes what they call the signature brain disease of football. Critics insist that any settlement include future payments for chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the brain decay found in dozens … Continue reading

GOP, Dems, Obama reach accord on 2-year budget deal
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GOP, Dems, Obama reach accord on 2-year budget deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The budget deal between congressional leaders and President Barack Obama, aimed at heading off a government shutdown and debt crisis, faces its first hurdle Tuesday when it goes before restive House Republicans, including rebellious arch-conservatives. The two-year pact, which would take those volatile fiscal issues off the table until after the 2016 … Continue reading

Debate, demonstrations for Iran-nuclear deal at the Capitol
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Debate, demonstrations for Iran-nuclear deal at the Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — The presidential campaign collided head-on with congressional debate on the Iran nuclear deal Wednesday, producing an only-in-Washington political spectacle inside the Capitol and out as lawmakers readied for what could be the most consequential foreign policy vote of their careers. As the day began, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton praised the … Continue reading