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With health law looming, one large insurer wants a 25 percent premium hike - Washington Post (blog)

With health law looming, one large insurer wants a 25 percent premium hike - Washington Post (blog) | Opening Passages | Scoop.it
With health law looming, one large insurer wants a 25 percent premium hike Washington Post (blog) CareFirst, which provides insurance to 70 percent of Marylanders with individual policies, said the rate increase is necessary because, under the law,...
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Susan Sarandon on Clinton: What has she done that we're bragging about

Susan Sarandon on Clinton: What has she done that we're bragging about | Opening Passages | Scoop.it

Actress and progressive activist Susan Sarandon formally lent her support to Bernie Sanders at an Iowa rally this evening, passing over Hillary Clinton a second time for the job.

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Latest abuse case renews concerns about institutionalized living

Latest abuse case renews concerns about institutionalized living | Opening Passages | Scoop.it
Abuse of an institutionalized resident at the Breton Ability Centre in Sydney raises the question how safe these large institutions really are.
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Bernie Sanders' Political Revolution

Bernie Sanders' Political Revolution | Opening Passages | Scoop.it
The candidate on challenging Hillary, taking on the one percent, and why he believes his radical campaign will prevail
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This Pseudoscience Preys on People With Disabilities and Is Infiltrating Schools

This Pseudoscience Preys on People With Disabilities and Is Infiltrating Schools | Opening Passages | Scoop.it
Facilitated communication claims to give a voice to noncommunicative disabled people. A facilitator physically supports a disabled person to assist him in
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Maine sold man’s home and killed his cat after taking over his finances during mental health crisis

Maine sold man’s home and killed his cat after taking over his finances during mental health crisis | Opening Passages | Scoop.it
The state sold an oceanfront home, car and other possessions owned by a Maine man after he was placed in a mental hospital.
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Letter: Bernie Sanders — Maybe there's hope for our country after all - Springfield News-Leader

Letter: Bernie Sanders — Maybe there's hope for our country after all - Springfield News-Leader | Opening Passages | Scoop.it
Letter: Bernie Sanders — Maybe there’s hope for our country after all
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Congressional Dysfunction 101 With Bernie Sanders - BuzzFeed News

In Iowa, Sanders lays out his case for what's wrong in Congress, why John Boehner quit, and how to fix what he says is broken...
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Positive Election Outlook Has Bernie Sanders Grinning

Positive Election Outlook Has Bernie Sanders Grinning | Opening Passages | Scoop.it
PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE — Minutes after opening a new field office on the New Hampshire coast and firing up a crowd of local supporters, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) shuffled over to reporters, a grin replacing his usually gruff expression.
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Should the Mentally Disabled Be Expected to Know Right From Wrong? Cont'd - The Atlantic

Should the Mentally Disabled Be Expected to Know Right From Wrong? Cont'd - The Atlantic | Opening Passages | Scoop.it
Should the Mentally Disabled Be Expected to Know Right From Wrong? Cont'd
The Atlantic
My 60-year-old sister, however, with severe autism and significant intellectual impairment (IQ 40-50), cannot understand these concepts.
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Researchers push for ethical debate on editing genomes to prevent disease

Researchers push for ethical debate on editing genomes to prevent disease | Opening Passages | Scoop.it
Wellcome Trust, Medical Research Council and others call for debate on potential of altering DNA to prevent diseases — and risk of ‘designer babies’ Leading UK research funders are calling for an urgent national debate on the ethics of genetically...
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Program employs disabled teenagers - Arkansas Online

Program employs disabled teenagers - Arkansas Online | Opening Passages | Scoop.it
Jordan Denzer, 17, looks forward to taking her family out for lunch with money from her first paycheck from a new summer job at a Harps supermarket.
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Charleston Democratic state legislator announces he supports Bernie Sanders

Charleston Democratic state legislator announces he supports Bernie Sanders | Opening Passages | Scoop.it

COLUMBIA — Another state legislator has officially announced his support for Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders.

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Sanders votes against Obama's FDA nominee

Sanders votes against Obama's FDA nominee | Opening Passages | Scoop.it

Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) expressed concerns about Dr. Robert Califf's ties to the pharmaceutical industry.

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Vermont took a bold step to end the segregation of disabled adults

Vermont took a bold step to end the segregation of disabled adults | Opening Passages | Scoop.it
Today many disabled Vermont residents are thriving in the community – and the state is saving money.
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United Airlines apologizes after disability advocate with cerebral palsy forced to crawl from plane

United Airlines apologizes after disability advocate with cerebral palsy forced to crawl from plane | Opening Passages | Scoop.it
United Airlines has issued an official apology after a mix-up at a passenger gate forced a man with cerebral palsy to have to crawl from the plane. CNN reported Sunday that D’Arcee Neal of Washington, D.C.
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Family of cerebral palsy sufferer Ben Baddeley selling his toys to pay for physio - Mirror.co.uk

Family of cerebral palsy sufferer Ben Baddeley selling his toys to pay for physio - Mirror.co.uk | Opening Passages | Scoop.it
Ben, aged 11, managed to walk again after Mirror readers raised more than £20,000 to fund two operations axed under Tory cuts
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Dad Regularly Carries Son With Disabilities Into School Because Of Disabled ... - Huffington Post UK

Dad Regularly Carries Son With Disabilities Into School Because Of Disabled ... - Huffington Post UK | Opening Passages | Scoop.it
A boy who has difficulty walking is regularly carried 100 yards into school by his father, because a local resident insists on using the disabled parking bay outside.

Keir Wallace, eight, suffers f
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Article: Could Bernie's Coat-Tails Take Back the House and Senate Majorities | OpEdNews

Article: Could Bernie's Coat-Tails Take Back the House and Senate Majorities | OpEdNews | Opening Passages | Scoop.it
Article: Could Bernie's Coat-Tails Take Back the House and Senate Majorities - Could it be that when Bernie wins the Democratic primary his coat-tails will help take back the senate and maybe even the house, in spite of the massive gerrymandering...
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Noam Chomsky on Jeremy Corbyn, Bernie Sanders, Syriza and the Power of Activism - Truthdig

Noam Chomsky on Jeremy Corbyn, Bernie Sanders, Syriza and the Power of Activism - Truthdig | Opening Passages | Scoop.it
In a recent interview published in Jacobin, Noam Chomsky predicts what he thinks would happen if Bernie Sanders won the 2016 presidential election, as well as comments on on the rise of progressive political parties and figures such as Greece’s...
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Student with Down Syndrome fights for diploma - WRTV Indianapolis

Student with Down Syndrome fights for diploma - WRTV Indianapolis | Opening Passages | Scoop.it
An Indiana teen with Down Syndrome is fighting for the right to get his diploma
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Philadelphia woman gets life in prison for trapping disabled people and stealing their benefits

Philadelphia woman gets life in prison for trapping disabled people and stealing their benefits | Opening Passages | Scoop.it
A Philadelphia woman pleaded guilty and agreed to accept a life sentence on Wednesday for a fraud scheme in which she locked mentally disabled people in closets, attics and basements and took their Social Security and disability benefits, officials...
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Florida homecoming king with Down syndrome dies at 20

Florida homecoming king with Down syndrome dies at 20 | Opening Passages | Scoop.it

Travjuan "Bubba" Hunter —an exuberant, outgoing Florida teenager with Down syndrome who drew legions of Internet fans as the 2013 homecoming king at West Orange High School in Winter Garden — died Friday after a battle with pneumonia. He was 20.

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What Have You Learned As A Sibling Of Someone With Special Needs?

What Have You Learned As A Sibling Of Someone With Special Needs? | Opening Passages | Scoop.it
Tell us all about it!
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