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Why we need more of Silent Witness’s Clarissa to help disability portrayal

Disabled people are fed up of always being portrayed by the media as heroes, scroungers, or braveHurrah for Clarissa Mullery. If you’re not familiar with Silent Witness, Clarissa Mullery, played by Liz Carr, is a fantastic forensic scientist. She is clever, witty, insightful and very good at her job – oh yes, and she happens to be a wheelchair-user. Thankfully, ...

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FEB 28, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Chile's President Meets With Teen Who Asked To Die

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile's president went to a hospital Saturday to meet with a 14-year-old girl who shocked the country by going on YouTube to plead for the leader to let doctors euthanize her because she is tired of her struggle with cystic fibrosis. The government quickly said no after the video began spreading on social media Thursday. A ...

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FEB 28, 2015 - The Guardian

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Chile president visits girl with cystic fibrosis who posted euthanasia video

Michelle Bachelet talks to Valentina Maureira in hospital for more than an hour, but does not grant her wish to ‘get a shot that will make me sleep forever’Chile’s president has visited a hospital to meet with a 14-year-old girl who shocked the country by pleading on YouTube for the leader to let doctors euthanise her because she was tired ...

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FEB 28, 2015 - The Guardian

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On the beach where US troops landed 50 years ago, a new Vietnam flourishes

This week’s anniversary will pass quietly in a rejuvenated nation where the young are more interested in tech and social media than memories of the pastA solitary fisherman crouches in the surf, his eyes skimming the surface for signs of movement in the shallows. A conical hat protects him from the afternoon sun. He is alone on the beach, which ...

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