A bill meant to help those with developmental disabilities would allow government agencies to locate people with tracking devices, which has some concerned the measure gives the federal government too much authority and power.

In 2008, Kevin Curtis Wills, a 9-year-old boy with autism, jumped into a river near a park and drowned. In 2014, a 14-year-old boy with autism, Avonte Oquendo, left his school and drowned in a river.

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Time For Truth: (Free Beacon) – Bill Would Allow Government to Locate People With Tracking Devices

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Nine out of 10 strokes are preventable, according a global study that shines light on one of the world’s leading causes of death and disability.

New research published Friday in The Lancet confirms 10 risk factors that can be modified account for 90 percent of strokes – which occur when an area of the brain loses blood flow – across the world. The study, dubbed INTERSTROKE, examined nearly 27,000 people in 32 countries across all continents, building on the breadth of an earlier version of the study that identified the same 10 risk factors.

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A hospital that listed a patient’s learning disability among reasons for putting a “do not resuscitate” order on his medical file has apologised for breaching his human rights.

Relatives of Andrew Waters, who had Down’s syndrome, and his carers were not told that medics at Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother hospital in Margate, Kent, had made the order in 2011, and learned of it by accident after he had been discharged.

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New Zealand has passed a law that criminalizes one of the least desirable facets of the internet: cyberbullying. The legislation effectively prohibits sending messages to people that are racist, sexist, critical of their religion, sexuality or disability. The rest for determining harm will be if these communications were designed to cause “serious emotional distress,” and if a person is found guilty, could face up to two years in jail. In addition, the bill creates a separate crime of incitement to suicide, which will see a person jailed for up to three years if they are found to be encouraging such an act.

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