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Blood Test Could Help Diagnose Concussions

Updated: 01/07/2014 - A report Monday in the journal Pediatrics says kids who suffer concussions should lay off reading, homework and video games. By giving their brains a rest, most can recover in 20 to 50 days, about twice as fast as those who keep doing those activities.

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Tuesday Morning Top Five

Posted: 01/07/2014 - As the historic freeze grows, senators battle the cold to get to a key vote, and one of the only states feeling a little warmth wins a national championship.

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Flash Drive Forces Emergency Landing

Posted: 01/07/2014 - An American Airlines flight has made an emergency landing at Kansas City International Airport after a flash drive was found in a bathroom.

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Polar Vortex| Spreading East And South Then Back To Normal

Posted: 01/07/2014 - The historic freeze that proved too cold for polar bears in the Midwest is spreading, dropping temperatures in the eastern third of the country about 20 degrees below normal for Tuesday, forecasters said

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Man Who Slapped Toddler On Plane Gets 8 Months

Posted: 01/06/2014 - Prosecutors say Joe Hundley used a racial slur to refer to a 19-month-old boy and hit him under the eye as a flight from Minneapolis descended to the Atlanta airport last February.

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Senate Confirms Yellen To Lead Federal Reserve

Posted: 01/06/2014 - It puts an economist in the post who has long focused on fighting unemployment and who backed the Fed's recent efforts to spur the economy with low interest rates and huge bond purchases.

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Concussion Recovery In Kids May Be Slowed By Homework, Video Games

Updated: 01/06/2014 - Researchers found kids and adolescents who immersed themselves in tasks that required cognitive activity after a concussion -- including homework, video games and reading -- had longer recoveries than young people who limited these types of activities.

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Iowa Teacher Eats Only McDonald's For 90 Days

Updated: 01/06/2014 - A central Iowa high school teacher conducted an unusual science project; he ate nothing but McDonald's for 90 days. In a story from KCCI, Des Moines and a documentary by John Cisna some very interesting results were reported.

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Bitter Cold Front Hits Kansas

Updated: 01/06/2014 - Several Kansas school districts are canceling classes for Monday because of bitter cold temperatures.

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Jet Crashes During Aspen Landing, Kills 1

Posted: 01/05/2014 - A small plane crashed while trying to land at the Aspen, Colorado, airport Sunday, killing the co-pilot and injuring two others aboard, said Alex Burchetta with the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office.

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Plane Makes Landing On NYC Highway

Updated: 01/04/2014 - A small plane made an emergency landing Saturday on an interstate highway in New York City, startling drivers but touching down safely with no serious injuries to anyone aboard, officials said.

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CDC Says Flu Activity Is Widespread

Updated: 01/04/2014 - Half of the United States is reporting widespread influenza activity, most of it attributed to the H1N1 virus that caused a worldwide pandemic in 2009, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday.

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Barbara Bush Released From Texas Hospital

Updated: 01/04/2014 - Former first lady Barbara Bush was discharged Saturday from a Houston hospital where she spent nearly a week being treated for pneumonia.

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Facebook Sued For Intercepting Messages

Updated: 01/04/2014 - Facebook is facing a class action lawsuit for allegedly violating its members' right to privacy. The social network is being sued by members who claim that the company intercepts private messages, without consent, to mine the data for its own profit.

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Second Mega Millions Winner Claims Money

Updated: 01/03/2014 - California Lottery officials say the second of two winners of the $636 million Mega Millions jackpot has come forward to claim the prize.

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Politician Writes Letter Of Resignation In Klingon

Posted: 01/03/2014 - Call it boldly going where no politician has gone before. On Thursday, David Waddell used the Klingon language to write his letter of resignation from a town council in North Carolina.

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