Kirkwood quarterback BJ Buckner, left, dives for a first down during the Missouri Class 5 state high school football championship. Photo: Jeff Roberson/AP

Yale researchers discovered that if contact sports were made to be non-contact, there would be an annual 601,900 fewer injuries among male high school athletes, and 49,600 fewer among male college athletes, according to the New York Times.

Why it matters: With these fewer injuries, high schools could save $19.2 billion per year, and colleges could save $1.5 billion per year; that accounts for "only the immediate consequences of an injury...not the long-term effects."

The problem: High school athletes are "more prone to injuries," NYT reports, due to physical immaturity and having "less experienced coaches." Some private high schools are forgoing football all together to avoid "the economic cost of these serious injuries."

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The Justice Department and 11 states Tuesday filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google, accusing the company of using anticompetitive tactics to illegally monopolize the online search and search advertising markets.

Why it matters: The long-awaited suit is Washington's first major blow against the tech giants that many on both the right and left argue have grown too large and powerful. Still, this is just step one in what could be a lengthy and messy court battle.

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In photos: Florida breaks record for in-person early voting

Voters wait in line at John F. Kennedy Public Library in Hialeah, Florida on Oct. 19. Photo: Eva Marie Uzcategui/AFP via Getty Images

More Floridians cast early ballots for the 2020 election on Monday than in the first day of in-person early voting in 2016, shattering the previous record by over 50,000 votes, Politico reports.

The big picture: Voters have already cast over 31 million ballots in early voting states as of Tuesday, per the U.S. Elections Project database by Michael McDonald, an elections expert at the University of Florida.