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Links from the Nov. 19 Times: Phony Navy Veterans charity, Concussions in football, Great American Teach-In photos



NAVY VETERANS ASSOCIATION: In 2008, the IRS gave the phony charity a "clean bill of health." That left the Navy Veterans free to continue a nationwide telemarketing campaign which, according to tax returns, brought the group another $27.6 million in 2009 — donations the public was led to believe would help veterans and America's fighting troops overseas. Also read: the Navy Veterans Association's tax returns for 2008 and 2009 . . . the continuing Times investigation Under the Radar.

teach-in-grimace.jpgGREAT AMERICAN TEACH-IN: In Tampa Bay schools Thursday, the featured guests included a baby alligator, preserved bugs, a fishing guide (with fish), an Air Force colonel and Miss Florida 2010. Photo gallery

CONCUSSIONS: Awareness is on the rise of the long-term debilitating effects of concussions to the brains of football players. Right now a study is underway by USF researchers and seven football players for Tampa Berkeley Prep. Get to know the anatomy of a traditional football helmet in this interactive graphic. Also read: Football concussions haunt athletes

GRAD RATES SURGE TO NEW HIGHS: The state's gains were strongest among blacks and Hispanics. Also: See the full report

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