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WATCH: Houston quarterback has seizure from blow to the head — then gets back in game after 5 minutes

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Amid concerns that U.S. football is dangerous to athletes and poses serious risks of concussion and brain damage, Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage appeared to undergo a brain injury on Sunday, then join the game again only minutes later.

SBNation.com said, “Savage took a hit from Elvis Dumervil that left him stiff and shaking on the ground. He would be taken to the injury tent to be evaluated. On the Texans’ next possession, Savage came back out onto the field without missing game time.”

While on the ground, Savage displayed what is known as the “fencing response,” a key sign of brain injury. It is “an unusual and unnatural looking position of the arms adopted by individuals when suffering a concussion. Here, immediately following moderate forces affecting the brain stem of the individual, the forearms are held awkwardly, with one in a flexed position, and the other extended up into the air lasting a few seconds following the impact.”

“After Savage was pulled, he tried to go on to the field and had to be forced back to the sideline and be ushered to the locker room. He said last week there’s no way he’s coming off the field on his own. Obviously, he wasn’t happy, but the Texans made the correct decision.” said commentator John McClain.

Suicides of longtime players, urgent medical warnings from health professionals and a pattern of cover-ups and willful ignorance about the issue have led some to call for the sport to be banned altogether. Some, like former college linebacker Marc Buoniconti — who was paralyzed from the shoulders down after a violent hit during a game — have called for youth football to be banned at the very least.

“It’s just my opinion that children playing football, continually hitting their head, whether it is concussion or repetitive hitting, is detrimental to their health,” Buoniconti told USA Today earlier this year.

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Get your fax right: Bungling officials spark Japan nuclear scare

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Bungling Japanese officials sparked a nuclear scare after a violent, late-night earthquake by ticking the wrong box on a fax form -- inadvertently alerting authorities to a potential accident.

Employees of the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), operator of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant in Niigata -- where the 6.4-magnitude quake struck -- faxed a message to local authorities seeking to allay any fears of damage.

But TEPCO workers accidentally ticked the wrong box on the form, mistakenly indicating there was an abnormality at the plant rather than there was no problem.

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Harvard psychiatrist stunned by Donald Trump’s lies and ‘comfortable shamelessness’

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On Tuesday, President Donald Trump officially launched his re-election bid to crowds of supporters in Orlando, Florida. Notably, ahead of the kick-off of his campaign, he pledged to round up and deport migrants, a pledge widely seen as unrealistic but geared toward pleasing his base.

Raw Story spoke with Leonard L. Glass, M.D., M.P.H., about the Trump's re-election and whether he is fit for the office of President. Glass is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in Newton, Massachusetts. He is an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a senior attending psychiatrist at McLean Hospital. Dr. Glass was President of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and was a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association until he resigned in protest of the Goldwater rule in April 2017. He contributed his scholarly background in ethics to “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump,” edited by Bandy X. Lee (dangerouscase.org).

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Who are the four men charged with downing of MH17?

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International investigators have charged three Russians and one Ukrainian with murder over the 2014 shooting down of flight MH17 above rebel-held eastern Ukraine in which 298 people were killed.

Here are the four suspects named by the Dutch-led team on Wednesday.

- Igor Girkin -

Igor Girkin -- also known by his pseudonym "Strelkov" -- is the most high-profile suspect.

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