In national news:

Thirty-eight former professional football players are suing the National Football League for workers’ comp, claiming chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a lifelong and debilitating brain injury caused by repeated head trauma. The condition was once only diagnosable in dead players, but according to the lawsuit filed last week in U.S. District Court in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, “living CTE has now become clinically diagnosable,” and the players want their 32 former teams named in the lawsuit and the NFL to acknowledge recent medical advances and pay benefits.

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