New French Minister Damien Abad Accused of Sex Crimes

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Several women accused Damien Abad of rape in 2010 and 2011, alleging the new French minister for solidarity, autonomy, and people with disabilities a day after his ministerial appointment. One of the women claimed that she filed complaints in 2012 …

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Judge Rules School Mask Mandate Ban in Texas Violates Disabled Students’ Rights

A federal judge in Texas ruled on Nov. 10 that Governor Greg Abbott’s executive order banning mask mandates in schools violated the rights of disabled students. Judge Lee Yeakel overturned the school mask mandate ban, ruling that it violated the …

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Israeli Minister Unable to Attend COP26 Climate Summit Due to Wheelchair Inaccessibility

Israeli Energy Minister Karine Elharrar was unable to attend the first day of the United Nations’ (UN) COP26 Climate Summit on Nov. 1 because she said it was not wheelchair accessible. “I came to COP26 to meet with my counterparts …

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Judge Rules School Mask Mandate Ban in Texas Violates Disabled Students’ Rights

A federal judge in Texas ruled on Nov. 10 that Governor Greg Abbott’s executive order banning mask mandates in schools violated the rights of disabled students. Judge Lee Yeakel overturned the school mask mandate ban, ruling that it violated the …

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Israeli Minister Unable to Attend COP26 Climate Summit Due to Wheelchair Inaccessibility

Israeli Energy Minister Karine Elharrar was unable to attend the first day of the United Nations’ (UN) COP26 Climate Summit on Nov. 1 because she said it was not wheelchair accessible. “I came to COP26 to meet with my counterparts …

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Missouri Executes Ernest Johnson Despite Appeals Over his Intellectual Capacity

Missouri executed inmate Ernest Johnson on Oct. 5 for murder despite appeals from advocates who said he had an intellectual disability. Johnson, a 61-year-old Black man, received lethal injection at a state prison in Bonne Terre after being convicted for …

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U.S. Department of Education to Erase Student Loan Debt for Borrowers with Severe Disabilities

The United States Department of Education announced on Aug. 19 that it will automatically erase student loans debt for over 323,000 borrowers with severe abilities. The move will cancel over $5.8 billion of student loans debt for Americans identified as …

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