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Without captions, warnings about Hurricane Michael failed to reach disabled

When Oscar-winning deaf actress Marlee Matlin turned to the internet to view a video warning about Hurricane Michael, she was quickly reminded that sign language interpreters are often edited out of broadcast clips and closed captioning seems to be non-existent online.

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U.S. Stocks Became Expensive. Are Other Countries Better Bets?

A long bull market made American stocks expensive. Neglected foreign markets may offer better prospects.

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Facebook deletes Russian firm's accounts over alleged data scraping

Facebook has disabled dozens of accounts and profiles belonging to Russian database provider SocialDataHub for what it termed the unauthorized ...

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Mental Health Crisis Could Cost World $16 Trillion by 2030

Mental health disorders are on the rise in every country in the world and could cost the global economy up to $16 trillion between 2010 and 2030 if a ...

VoA /
Fear, Prestige Pushing Kenyan Girls Into FGM — and Out of School

It was during her first year of high school in rural western Kenya that Mary Kuket says she was "sacrificed to tradition" and her dreams of becoming ...

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#MeToo next step: We owe it to our daughters to raise them as warriors

Lttle girls appear to be neglected in this new era of #MeToo. It is our responsibility as women to teach our daughters how to be warriors.        

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Newer Contraception Tries to Engage Men

Newer birth control for men is beginning to fill the gap between the traditional condoms and sterilization. One new technology involves inserting a hypodermic needle into the scrotum. It is said to decrease libido. For men, contraception had remained fairly stagnant for the past century, primarily limited to condoms (85 percent effective when ...

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‘As if we don’t exist’: Frustrated father pleads for more changing tables in men’s restrooms

Donte Palmer's post prompted other men to share photos of them improvising diaper changes in places that lacked changing tables.

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Disabled man, 60, fights to keep Pennsylvania home as community rallies to raise funds

A Pennsylvania man with a physical disability who has lived alone for the last four years is fighting to keep his independence and his home—with a ...

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Are we finally waking up to the threat from the world’s deadliest infectious disease? | Nick Herbert

The UN’s first High-Level Meeting on tuberculosis is a positive step – the way TB has been neglected is a scandalImagine if the World Health ...

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Virginia man, drunk on rum, poured gas on disabled wife before lighting her on fire, police say

A Virginia man, drunk on rum after a fight about money with his disabled spouse, poured gasoline on the woman and set her on fire in April, a detective said at a hearing Monday.

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WWII-era bomb found in western Germany, disabled after evacuations

A World War II-era bomb was discovered in western Germany on Wednesday, prompting evacuations before officials disabled the explosive.

Mets activate Wright off DL for final homestand of season

David Wright has been reinstated from the disabled list and added to the Mets' active roster for the first time since June 3, 2016

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Wisconsin restaurant responds after video shows security guards fighting man in wheelchair

The witness claims restaurant security began fighting the disabled man once he was outside.

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Oh baby! Cribs, bassinets, diaper bags and other infant products on tariff hit list

But parents shouldn’t panic, experts say.

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U.N. debut for New Zealand's 'First Baby': diaper change, peace summit

With a mock security pass that lists her as the "First Baby" of New Zealand, 3-month-old Neve Te Aroha made her United Nations debut on Monday when ...

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Talking Gloves and Tactile Windows Provide Help for the Disabled

New technologies are helping people who are disabled with physical, cognitive, vision and hearing problems. Some promising new tools include a digital glove that translates sign language, and tactile windows for people who are blind. More from VOA's Deborah Block.

The FDA's nicotine stain: Juul isn't only culprit in teen e-cigarette smoking epidemic

The FDA received high marks this week for calling teenage use of e-cigarettes like Juul an 'epidemic,' but in pointing the finger at makers of addictive nicotine vaping products, the FDA neglected a key culprit in the health crisis: itself. 

Neglected poodle gets a makeover

This neglected dog had so much matted fur, he could barely move. He was brought to an animal hospital in Fresno, California where he got a hair cut ...

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In Hong Kong, Disposable Fashion Gets a Recycled Makeover

In Hong Kong, more than 340 tons of textile waste is dumped each day into the city's overflowing landfills, according to the city's Environmental ...

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