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4 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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ACLU to file lawsuit on behalf of medical marijuana users

The ACLU says the employer has refused to hire anyone participating in the state's medical marijuana program. The groups says such decisions amount to disability discrimination in violation of the Rhode Island Civil Rights Act, and violate the state's medical marijuana law.

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18 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Kansas faces criticism for cost of sex offender program

(AP) — Kansas is among a number of states facing questions about whether its program that commits sex offenders to involuntary treatment rehabilitates them or, as critics claim, merely warehouses them indefinitely due to public safety concerns. At a time when Kansas legislators are seeking to find a mix of cuts and tax increases to fill roughly $422 million in ...

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APR 25, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Huntington man used as a consultant on Netflix series

"The lead actor sets the tone, and Charlie Cox is an amazing individual," the Huntington resident said. Though based in Huntington, he spends much of his time traveling the country and educating the blind on career exploration, job-seeking skills and navigating the employment process, and training professionals on the best ways to work with the blind. [...] last summer, he ...

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APR 23, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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City of Providence revokes firefighter's disability pension

Sauro had been collecting the pension for a dislocated shoulder and torn rotator cuff injury he suffered when he helped carry a large person down a flight of stairs in 1998. Sauro came under fire when a TV news report utilized an undercover video camera to show him lifting heavy weights at a fitness center, despite his injuries.

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APR 22, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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VA pledges broad review of claims processing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs said Wednesday it has launched a top-down review of its handling of disability claims and pledged to punish those who falsify data as pressure mounted on Capitol Hill for personnel changes amid mismanagement investigations in Philadelphia and other VA facilities.

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