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Sidelined By Brain Injury, Ex-NFL Player Copes With 'Desperation'

During his 10-year career, Sean Morey absorbed countless hits, more than a few of which resulted in concussions. "Every time I hit somebody it was like getting tasered," he says. Now, he suffers from lingering conditions, like debilitating headaches, and is an advocate for players' health.

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After Overcoming Early Obstacles, Yellen Assumes Fed's Top Job

The world of central banking is largely a man's world. But Janet Yellen, the Federal Reserve's new leader, has been undeterred by such barriers since she was in high school in Brooklyn. Now global financial markets will be watching her every move.

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Celebration Is In The Air. Or Is That Just Snow?

Patty Chang Anker recommends a cookbook that eases the anxieties of anyone trying to cook Chinese-American meals, and Lev Grossman reminds us that there is a Seussian storm comparable to the one that shut down Atlanta this week.

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After 3-Day Retreat, GOP Battle Plan Still Only An Outline

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More Republicans Push For Fixing, Not Repealing, Obamacare

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