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Green Bay Packers Quarterback Matt Flynn goes down hard during a preseason game vs. the Cleveland Browns on August 13. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) Jason Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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At Last, Football Faces Concussion Problems Head-On

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Turquoise Laika & the Cosmonauts

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on August 11, 2011. US stocks made another dramatic comeback after a stunning fall on Thursday, in another day of extreme volatility in markets around the world. Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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How A Recession Rewires Your Tolerance For Risk

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Only the U.S. and Britain had fully mechanized militaries, historian Tim Francis says. Most other European allies used horses or donkeys to help move supplies. Or, as in the North, reindeer. VikaValter/istockphoto.com hide caption

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In WWII, Reindeer Were Our Animal Allies

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On Wednesday, the Library of Congress announced that Philip Levine would be the next poet laureate of the United States. Geoffrey Berliner hide caption

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New Poet Laureate Philip Levine's 'Absolute Truth'

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Rural Route The Bottle Rockets
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Action Comics #1, published on April 18, 1938, featured the first appearance of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster's Superman. Courtesy of DC Comics hide caption

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Comic Books' Secret Identity Revealed In 'Supergods'

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Brian Henneman and his band, The Bottle Rockets, explore their quiet side on a all-acoustic album. Eric Sheppard/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Bottle Rockets: Heartland Tales Of Heartbreak

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I Don't Want To Go Home The Bottle Rockets
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