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Disabled Couple Sue for Right to Live Together

Federal civil rights lawsuit is first of its kind in US

(Newser) - She fell for his knock-knock jokes. He fell for her beauty. Paul Forziano and Hava Samuels, who finish each other's sentences, met in a performing arts program and talked about marriage for three years before getting hitched last month. But they also both have developmental disabilities, so they are... More »

Cop Kills Double Amputee in Wheelchair

Officer Matthew Jacob Marin was cornered in group home

(Newser) - A police officer took action yesterday against a double amputee who was waving a pen around—by shooting him dead in his wheelchair, the AP reports. Houston officer Matthew Jacob Marin was responding to a call about the amputee causing a disturbance at a group home, when the man cornered... More »

Bound Children Removed From Sex Offender Home

Place was home to 10 adults, who said kids were tied for 'safety'

(Newser) - Texas authorities have removed 11 children, some bound and injured, from a group home where at least one known sex offender was living. Eight children were kept in a single bedroom with plywood covering the only window; authorities found two 2-year-old children and a 5-year-old girl tied to filthy mattresses,... More »

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