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Texas Halts Execution of Robert James Campbell at Eleventh Hour

A court in Texas halted an execution Tuesday with just hours to spare of a convicted murderer who had appealed on grounds he suffered intellectual disabilities.

Posted on May 13, 2014 READ MORE



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Where Does Depression Hurt? A Map of World Clinical Diagnoses

The second leading cause of disability, clinical depression is a widespread disorder. A new study shows the rates at which each country suffers depression and speculates as to the reasons why, for example, Afghanistan has the most incidences of depression while Japan has the fewest.

Posted on Nov 9, 2013 READ MORE



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Death for the Disabled: Should We Kill Freddie Lee Hall?

The U.S. Supreme Court now faces what may be the most important legal challenge to the death penalty in years.

Posted on Oct 24, 2013 READ MORE



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Would You Pay the Price of a Longer Life?

Two studies suggest living longer may come with a number of troublesome symptoms and a high risk of disability that increase caregiving needs in the twilight years of life.

Posted on Jul 20, 2013 READ MORE


Watch: Rare Footage of FDR in a Wheelchair

One of our greatest presidents was disabled, a secret so well kept that the footage just uncovered of Franklin Delano Roosevelt being pushed in the wheelchair on which he relied is making headlines.

Posted on Jul 10, 2013 READ MORE



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How Charity Can Be Deadly to the Disabled

A wheelchair innovator says the charity model does more harm than good for the 55 million paraplegics in the developing world.

Posted on Sep 19, 2012 READ MORE


Education Department Bureaucracy Keeps Disabled Borrowers in Debt

Under federal law, borrowers who develop lasting disabilities after taking out federal student loans are entitled to have their debts forgiven. The system was meant to spare former students who become disabled from a lifetime of spiraling debt. But the process of discharging the loans of disabled borrowers is broken.

Posted on Feb 14, 2011 READ MORE



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Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Mother of Special Olympics, Dead at 88

The Washington Post called her “a gladiator for a new age.” JFK’s sister was also the mind and spirit behind the Special Olympics, which has allowed millions of disabled athletes to “be brave in the attempt.” Her life ended in Boston on Tuesday, but her good works live on.

Posted on Aug 11, 2009 READ MORE


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Chronically Homeless Numbers Down 30%, U.S. Claims

In the face of a U.S. housing crisis and a troubled economy, Bush administration officials claim that the past two years have seen a 30 percent drop in the levels of chronically homeless people, crediting the decrease to a strategy of finding permanent shelter for the long-ignored disabled and addicted.

Posted on Jul 30, 2008 READ MORE


For Veterans With PTSD, Location Is Everything

Of the 750,000 or so veterans who have been discharged from the “war on terror,” roughly one-quarter have been recognized by the VA as mentally or physically injured. One of the leading debilitating injuries suffered by those men and women is PTSD, but how much they’re compensated by the government depends a great deal on where they live, according to an investigation by McClatchy’s Washington bureau.

Posted on Dec 20, 2007 READ MORE


The Fastest Man on No Legs

As technology becomes exponentially more sophisticated and pervasive, the sports world finds itself awash in ethical dilemmas. So where does a lightning fast amputee fit in the spectrum of Barry Bonds with his alleged doping and Tiger Woods with his better-than-perfect Lasik eyes?

Posted on May 24, 2007 READ MORE


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Record Injuries Leave Veterans Stranded

Former Truthdigger of the Week Linda Bilmes offers this scathing analysis of America’s treatment of its wounded. The Harvard public finance expert writes that for every fatality in Iraq, there are 16 injuries, and doctors and bureaucrats at home are struggling to keep up with the unprecedented—and underestimated—surge of wounded soldiers.

Posted on Jan 7, 2007 READ MORE


Iraq War Could Cost $2 Trillion, Study Finds

Long-term costs like healthcare for vets could push the war’s cost far above White House projections. | story

Posted on Jan 9, 2006 READ MORE


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