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16 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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VA health officials say New Mexico patients wait times down

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The managers of the agencies that provide health care and disability benefits to New Mexico veterans say wait times for medical appointments and disability claims have improved.

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AUG 25, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Maryland issues guidelines to prevent police profiling

[...] it defines discriminatory profiling not only based on race and ethnicity, but also on national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability and religion. The announcement comes as state lawmakers and police reform activists are considering changes in the law to increase police accountability in the aftermath of rioting in April after the death of Freddie Gray from injuries ...

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AUG 25, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Group: Inmates languishing without mental evaluations, care

DENVER (AP) — An advocacy group says jail inmates are waiting two months or longer to get mental health evaluations and care because the state hospital is short-staffed. The Disability Law Center said Tuesday Colorado is violating a federal court settlement requiring the hospital to admit inmates within 28 days after a judge orders a competency evaluation or rules an ...

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AUG 25, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Maryland issues guidance to address police profiling

[...] it defines discriminatory profiling not only based on race and ethnicity, but also on national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability and religion. The announcement comes as state lawmakers and police reform activists are considering changes in the law to increase police accountability in the aftermath of rioting in April after the death of Freddie Gray from injuries ...

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AUG 25, 2015 - Forbes

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Social Security Q&A: Can't We Increase Our Son's Disability after We Pass?

ALJs have much greater ability to use discretion in their decision than do SSA employees, and in some jurisdictions they overrule more than 80 percent of the initial determinations made by Social Security. So, don’t give up too easily.

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