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Steve Ditko, Influential Comic-Book Artist Who Helped Create Spider-Man, Dies at 90 |NY Times

Best known for his role in the creation of Spider-Man and noted for his cinematic storytelling, he had a mystique rare among industry superstars. Source:  Steve Ditko, Influential Comic-Book Artist Who Helped Create Spider-Man, Dies at 90 |NY Times

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Over One-Third of LGBTQ Adults Identify as Having a Disability | Disabled World

The disability community intersects with every other minority group, and the LGBTQ community is no exception. Source: Over One-Third of LGBTQ Adults Identify as Having a Disability | Disabled World

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Autistic New Yorkers Share Their Stim-Toy Stories With ‘Aftereffect’ | NPR

Autistic adults talked about their soothing stim toys with WNYC Studios, creator of the Aftereffect podcast. It examines the life of Arnaldo Rios Soto, an autistic man involved in a police shooting. (Image credit: Norma Molina for WNYC) Source: Autistic New Yorkers Share Their Stim-Toy Stories With ‘Aftereffect’ | NPR

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Nebraska May Join Utah, Idaho in Putting Medicaid Expansion Before Voters | NPR

A coalition in Nebraska turned in enough signatures to put Medicaid expansion on November’s ballot. Supporters say expansion could bring health insurance to around 90,000 low-income Nebraskans (Image credit: Fred Knapp/NET News) Source: Nebraska May Join Utah, Idaho in Putting Medicaid Expansion Before Voters | NPR

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Czech Company Designs A Nonalcoholic Beer To Taste Good To Cancer Patients | NPR

A nonalcoholic brew joins the growing market to help chemo patients overcome the changes in their palates that make food unappealing. And it just might help them feel better, too. (Image credit: Elizabeth Zahradnicek-Haas) Source: Czech Company Designs A Nonalcoholic Beer To Taste Good To Cancer Patients | NPR

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Autistic People Move Differently, Too | Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism

  Photo © Janine | Flickr / Creative Commons [image: Photo of a person from mid-thighs down, standing on tippy toes, wearing red over-the-knee socks spangled with pink and black swooshes.] Sarah Kurchak http://www.riskyfuel.com As an autistic person who used to work as a personal trainer and fitness instructor, I have a lot of complicated […]