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More than 4,800 former NFL players, including Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino, have been named a plaintiff in at least one concussion-related lawsuit against the league. Marino, who played 17 seasons for the Miami Dolphins, has added his name to the list of former NFL players suing the league over its handling of concussions. The 18-page complaint alleges the NFL concealed information about football-related brain injuries and misled players, claims that are similar to those made in more than 300 related lawsuits. The NFL has repeatedly denied such claims. Read about it here…[CBSSports]

Six people, including two teenagers, were shot on Monday night at a laundromat in Chicago. The two teens, ages 14 and 16, are in serious to critical condition in Chicago-area hospitals. No arrests have been made. The shooting reportedly brought Chicago’s wounded-by-gunfire toll up to 23 since Friday. Read about it here…[HuffPost]

Here’s some good news. On Monday, Seattle’s city council unanimously approved an increase in the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, making it the nation’s highest by far. Read about it here…[CNNMoney]

So this happened. British truck driver Ian Glover, 44, was to blame for a fatal car crash that killed a 20-year-old woman. Cause? Glover was reportedly looking at porn while driving. Read about it here…[Gawker]

To combat threats from the Westboro Baptist Church, who say they plan to protest at the late poet and activist Dr. Maya Angelou’s funeral this week, the group 2 Million Bikers announced plans to form a “wall” between Angelou’s mourners and the hateful members. Read about it here…[Jezebel]


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