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In this Aug. 5, 2016, photo, Dale Earnhardt Jr. listens to a question about his concussion while addressing the media at Watkins Glen International racetrack in Watkins Glen, N.Y. Earnhardt will miss the rest of the NASCAR season as he continues to recover from a concussion. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

Concussions, head injuries: What we all need to know

Head injuries and concussions continue to ignite a fire storm among the public -- and for good reason. High school athletes sustain an estimated 300,000 concussions per year and, recently, National Football League Commissioner, Roger Goodell announced an initiative intended to increase the safety of the game, specifically by preventing, diagnosing and treating concussions and head injuries

UNESCO, the U.N. body that designates cultural treasures, ignored Israeli ties to the Temple Mount in favor of Palestinians, who refer to it as the Al-Aqsa Mwosque. (Associated Press)

Like Islamists, UNESCO erases history

Islamism is characterized by elements we have sadly come to know too well: brutal violence, terrorism, misogyny, suppression of "infidels," and destruction of history and culture. That is their MO.

You bet we're scared this election season

We, the people of the United States of America, are scared to death. We are facing a decision which may well determine the future of this nation. The major alternatives are Democrat Hillary Clinton, who recently bribed her way out of a criminal indictment in full view of the public, and Donald Trump, who appears to be hot-tempered and thin-skinned. Neither choice is George Washington. No wonder we are scared.

In this Oct. 4, 2016 photo, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pauses, during a speech at an event hosted by The German Marshall Fund (GMF) and the U.S. Mission to the EU at Concert Noble in Brussels.  Kerry called Friday for Russia and Syria to face a war crimes investigation for their attacks on Syrian civilians, further illustrating the downward spiral in relations between Washington and Moscow.  (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

U.S. 'Animal Farm' war crimes in Syria

In the manner of a papal encyclical, Secretary of State John Kerry stood at the State Department podium on October 7, 2016 and pontificated for an international war crimes investigation by the International Criminal Court of atrocities allegedly perpetrated by Presidents Bashar al-Assad of Syria and Vladimir Putin of Russia in Syria.

Communing with a wallaby in Australia.

Find the best group tours

Ahhh, the group tour - steady, safe, oft-maligned but far and away the best way to travel if you have a fixed window for time and money and want to pack in the places for the fewest pesos.

If six-to-seven passenger hauling is your ordinary day, then the 2016 Infiniti QX60 is going to be a natural choice in the evolution of shopping for your next vehicle.  (Courtesy of Infiniti.)

The 2016 Infiniti QX60 holds seven passengers comfortably

If six-to-seven passenger hauling is your ordinary day, then the 2016 Infiniti QX60 is going to be a natural choice in the evolution of shopping for your next vehicle. Not only does the QX60 hold seven passengers, but it can get all those passengers moved around in relative comfort.

1980 Presidential Candidate Debate between Ronald Reagan and President Jimmy Carter on 10/28/80. (Video image from Ronald Reagan Presidential Library)

Advice for Donald Trump: Hit Obama

In his Tuesday night debate with Tim Kaine, GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence borrowed a classic line Ronald Reagan used to devastating effect in his one and only debate against Jimmy Carter: "There you go again."

Zacarias Moussaoui (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Follow the Constitution to avoid scourge of war

War is the greatest scourge of mankind. Unsentimental Civil War Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman remarked: "I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, for vengeance, for desolation. War is hell."