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19 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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No new patients allowed in hospital after report

EFFINGHAM, N.H. (AP) — A hospital that treats brain injuries has been stopped from accepting new patients under a directive from Gov. Maggie Hassan, following a report from a disabilities rights group accusing it of abuse and neglect. Dick Cohen of the Disability Rights Center says state and out-of-state agencies have looked at instances involving sexual abuse of residents; residents ...

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21 HOURS AGO - Roll Call

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Veterans' Needs Must Come First | Commentary

Oct. 1 marks an anniversary many of us prefer to forget -- the start of the 16 day partial government shutdown of 2013. Among the disruptions caused by the shutdown, work stopped on more than 250,000 veterans' disability claims awaiting appeals, burials at national cemeteries were scaled back and vital medical and prosthetic research projects were threatened. Had it continued ...

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SEP 29, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Miss. court denies motion for competency hearing

Hollie, now 29, wanted to pursue the competency issue in Copiah County where he was sentenced to death by a jury after pleading guilty to capital murder in 2010 in the fatal shooting of Wesson Pawn Shop owner Denmon Ward. Hollie's lawyer, Alison Steiner with the Office of the State Capital Defense Counsel, said the trial court record reflected testimony ...

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SEP 27, 2014 - Fox News

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VA cuts benefits off from living Korean War vet it says was dead

A bed-bound 82-year-old Korean War veteran in Georgia had his disability benefits and medical insurance cut-off after the Department of Veterans Affairs mistakenly declared him dead.

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SEP 27, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Suspect's confession is center of missing boy case

NEW YORK (AP) — While a judge weighs whether a murder confession in one of the nation's most notorious missing child cases can be used at the suspect's trial, a larger question is looming: Experts say the 53-year-old Hernandez, who has the IQ of someone with an intellectual disability in addition to a history of mental illness, could be more ...

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