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Marathon Bombing Brain-Injury Shyster Validates NFL’s Reluctance to Expand Settlement

In a Philadelphia court earlier this week, the NFL sought to exclude the families of plaintiffs diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) after the settlement from receiving payments from the billion-dollar pool set up for retired players. In a Boston court last week, Joanna Leigh pled guilty to defrauding Boston Marathon charities of nearly $40,000 after claiming a non-existent brain injury from the 2013 bomb blast. A thread beyond brain injuries ties the two cases together.

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Australia To Test Technology After Wave Of Shark Attacks

Australian shark experts will test cutting-edge technology — including electrical barriers powered by wave energy — following an “unprecedented” series of attacks on swimmers. The country has one of the world’s highest incidences of shark attacks and researchers from around

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Chemtrail Threat to SD Research Retracted

“Lack of scientific rigor” gave cause for the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health’s (IJERPH) retraction of environmental scientist J. Marvin Herndon’s research paper suggesting that jets are releasing toxic chemicals into the air.

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Donald Trump, Ben Carson and Rand Paul Foil Jake Tapper Vaccine Ambush

Donald Trump dodged Jake Tapper’s attempted science-and-politics knock-out blow — and he did so with authoritative scientific support from campaign rivals Dr. Ben Carson and Dr. Rand Paul. “I’m in favor of vaccines, do them over a longer period of time, same amount,” Trump told Tapper. That’s the obvious civic and small-c-conservative, small-d-democratic middle-ground between the many progressives’ extreme insistence that their vaccine policies are just completely perfect, and some parent’s unjustified — and even selfish — extreme refusal to vaccinate their kids from school-shared diseases that once killed many children.

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Ice Age Fossils Unearthed in Carlsbad

This summer in Carlsbad, a treasure trove of Ice Age (Pleistocene Epoch) fossils from close to 200,000 years ago was unearthed at a construction site on Quarry Creek–the site of a new development where over 600 new homes are slated for construction.