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I Learned The Hard Way That Concussion Isn't Just For The Young

I think I knew what was happening even before my head bounced off the hard kitchen counter on its way to the even harder stone floor. I was rapidly losing my connection with reality. My wife, Tabitha, later estimated that I was out for 10 minutes. When I emerged from unconsciousness I heard the sirens on the street in front of the house. It seemed as if half of Tucson's fire department was streaming through the front door.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., addresses an event held by the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research in January 2014 in Washington.

Marco Rubio Tells Donors He's Running For President

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said Monday that he will seek the Republican presidential nomination for the 2016 contest, multiple news sources are reporting.

In Gaza, all hermaphroditic goats will go to heaven. On Sunday, authorities ordered the slaughter of this animal — which had male sex organs and udders — lest people mistakenly believe that its milk had special powers. And if another hermaphrodite goat turns up, it too will face the knife.

And The Fate Of The Hermaphrodite Goat Is...

The male milk-giving goat of Gaza has been turned into meat.

Owner Jaser Abu Said sold the goat for the 400 Jordanian dinars (close to $600) that he and his business partner spent on it. He found a buyer willing to slaughter the goat for meat. And he stuck around to witness the goat's demise personally, along with representatives from the Gaza government.

Why government officials at a goat slaughtering — which happens pretty frequently in Gaza?

In March, demonstrators in Nairobi demanded tougher punishment for assailants of women and girls.

After Global Protests, Kenyan Court Sentences 3 Men Who Raped Teen

At 16, Liz was beaten and repeatedly raped, then thrown unconscious into a pit latrine in Busia County, in Western Kenya. The local police doled out their own brand of "punishment": They ordered the assailants to cut the grass at the police station.

But after millions of people around the world petitioned for a stronger punishment, a trial began last year. And on Monday, three of her assailants were sentenced to 15 years in prison.

The founder of France's far-right National Front party, Jean-Marie Le Pen, attends a news conference in Nanterre on March 22. Le Pen says he won't run in the upcoming regional elections.

A Far-Right Family Feud In France Appears To Claim Movement's Icon

Far-right French icon Jean-Marie Le Pen says he will not run in the upcoming regional elections — just days after falling out with his daughter and political successor, Marine Le Pen, over his comments about Germany's gas chambers and France's wartime leadership.