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Casting Bryan Cranston as a quadriplegic? Hollywood could do better

Melissa Blake writes that in casting Bryan Cranston, an able-bodied actor, to play a disabled character in "The Upside," the filmmaker missed a golden opportunity to cast a disabled actor and take a concrete step toward inclusion in Hollywood.

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Phoenix facility where woman in coma gave birth faced criminal inquiry

Regulators sought to remove patients from facility during investigation for allegedly billing the state for bogus 2014 chargesRegulators wanted to remove developmentally disabled patients from a Phoenix long-term care facility years before a woman in a vegetative state gave birth there, Arizona’s largest newspaper reported on Sunday. Related: ...

Twitter admits bug exposed some Android users' protected tweets for years - CNET

A security flaw may have disabled the "Protect your Tweets" setting.

Disabled woman, 23, raped, impregnated in health care facility: Suit

Lawsuit alleges she was living in facility in Pensacola, Florida when it happened, but authorities say they can't find DNA evidence of a rape

Senior beaten 'black and blue' while using public transit service for elderly and disabled

A 92-year-old woman was left bloodied and bruised after Montreal's public transit service for the ...

Center where comatose woman had baby faced criminal probe

State regulators reportedly wanted to remove developmentally disabled patients from a Phoenix long-term care facility years before a woman in a ...

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Fearing Russian Influence, Estonia Turns to the Arts

Estonia is lavishing money on cultural projects in the border city of Narva, amid fears that the country’s neglected Russian minority is prone to Kremlin influence.

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Technology Opening New Worlds for Disabled at CES

Proponents of Big Tech say the march of technology into our daily lives is designed to make our lives easier. For some, it's arguable if a smart refrigerator can actually make life easier. But for the disabled community, technological advances can make a huge difference. Some of that new technology was on display this week at the Consumer ...

Police ask public for help in investigating how woman gave birth in vegetative state

Police in Arizona are asking the public for help to find out who raped a disabled patient at a long-term care center. The woman has been in a vegetative state for around 14 years. She gave birth at Hacienda HealthCare last month. Her family's attorney says they are outraged by what they call abuse and neglect. Omar Villafranca reports.

Probe into rape of woman in vegetative state

Police in Arizona are asking the public for help to find out who raped a disabled patient at a long-term care center. The woman has been in a ...

Police seek DNA from male staff at care centre where comatose woman gave birth

Phoenix police have served a search warrant to get DNA from all male employees at a long-term care ...

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Olympian Michael Phelps Honored for Mental Health Advocacy

Michael Phelps is picking up more hardware — this time for what he's been doing outside the pool. The Boston-based Ruderman Family Foundation, a leading voice in calling for more opportunities for the disabled, said Tuesday the Olympic champion is ...

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Heartwarming moment Chick-fil-A employee helps, feeds disabled man in mall food court

A Texas Chick-fil-A employee was caught on camera going above and beyond the call of duty.

Supreme Court sides with Ohio over death row inmate

The Supreme Court is ordering a federal appeals court to re-examine the case of a convicted killer in Ohio whose death sentence was thrown out after he was found to be mentally disabled

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Pegi Young, musician and activist who founded school for disabled students, dies at 66

She helped found star-studded fundraisers and later sang of her breakup with her husband, Neil Young.

What happens if you lose disability insurance?

About 10 million Americans who are too disabled to work get a monthly stipend for living expenses called "disability insurance." But Social Security ...

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Pegi Young, 66, Musician Who Started a School for Disabled, Dies

The mother of a child with cerebral palsy, she helped start the Bridge School, whose star-studded benefit concerts included her ex-husband, Neil ...

United Airlines joins Delta in banning emotional-support puppies and kittens

United Airlines joins rival Delta in banning emotional-support puppies and kittens under 4 months of age and tightening restrictions on service animals. The new rules come after animals soiled cabins and bit or attacked crew or passengers.

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'Fallout 76' bug disabled nukes on New Year's Day

New Years came and went quietly in the apocalyptic world of Fallout 76, but it wasn't on purpose. A bug in the multiplayer survival game caused nuclear codes to be unusable. While the sudden inability to launch weapons was originally thought to be re...

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130th Rose Parade Boasts Floral Floats, Singer Chaka Khan

Floral floats and marching bands took to the streets under a sunny California sky as the 130th Rose Parade drew hundreds of thousands of spectators on New Year’s Day and millions more watched on TV. Among the fanciful floats was an award-winning entry from the UPS Store that featured a book-reading, ballet-practicing ostrich named Olive decked ...

WATCH: Changing tables to be required in public New York bathrooms in 2019

A New York law requiring all public bathrooms, including men's, to have diaper changing tables is among the new state laws going into effect on ...

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Bread-and-butter local issues threaten to derail the global economy | Michael Boskin

Leaders must focus on domestic matters in 2019 to solve world problems such as trade and climate changeFor many of the world’s economies, financial ...

Disabled Venezuelan dancers get 'opportunity of a lifetime'

“Dancing is all about passion” said AM Danza’s director, Alexander Madriz. “You have to enjoy your possibilities and use your body to express ...

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Lobster Divers Risk Injury, Death in Honduras

Saul Ronaldo Atiliano was diving for lobster in the clear waters off Honduras’ Caribbean coast when he felt a pressure, a pain in his body. And he knew he’d gotten the sickness that has killed or disabled so many of his Miskito comrades. “The pressure attacked me deep in the water,” said Atiliano, a 45-year-old Miskito who for 25 years has dived ...

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Disabled Venezuelans Reach New Heights Through Dance

 A stray bullet crushed Iraly Yanez’s aspirations of becoming a professional dancer eight years ago as it ruptured two of her vertebrae and left her paraplegic. But now the young Venezuelan dancer is pursuing her lifelong passion in a wheelchair — and hoping to put her career back on track — thanks to a contemporary dance company that is helping ...

Brazen attack on government building kills 29 in Afghanistan

A brazen hours-long co-ordinated assault on a government building in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Monday killed 29 people, most of them employees of the department for martyrs and disabled persons, ...

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