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Special Olympian Responds to Ann Coulter ‘Retard’ Tweet

John Franklin Stephens, a Special Olympics athlete with Down syndrome, has penned an open letter to conservative pundit and provocateur Ann Coulter, responding to a tweet in which she called President Obama a “retard” after Monday night’s debate.

Posted on Oct 24, 2012 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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