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U.S. President Barack Obama is introduced by Victoria Belluci of Huntington, Md.(L) at the White House Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit while in the East Room of the White House in Washington, May 29, 2014. REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. President Barack Obama is introduced by Victoria Belluci of Huntington, Md.(L) at the White House Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit while in the East Room of the White House in Washington, May 29, 2014. REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. President Barack Obama is introduced by Victoria Belluci of Huntington, Md.(L) at the White House Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit while in the East Room of the White House in Washington, May 29, 2014. REUTERS/Larry Downing
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U.S. President Barack Obama listens to Maria Haynes, of Santa Cruz, California, talk about her concussion cushion football helmet as he hosts the 2014 White House Science Fair in the Blue Room at the White House in Washington May 27, 2014.    REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. President Barack Obama listens to Maria Haynes, of Santa Cruz, California, talk about her concussion cushion football helmet as he hosts the 2014 White House Science Fair in the Blue Room at the White House in Washington May 27, 2014. ...more

U.S. President Barack Obama listens to Maria Haynes, of Santa Cruz, California, talk about her concussion cushion football helmet as he hosts the 2014 White House Science Fair in the Blue Room at the White House in Washington May 27, 2014. REUTERS/Larry Downing
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