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Consumers should be alert to new scams during coronavirus crisis

Agencies urge consumers to remain vigilent to phony deals during pandemic   When three Bradenton men were charged last month with selling a “miracle cure” for COVID-19, they joined a growing list of alleged scams tied to the coronavirus outbreak. In Florida, the Federal Trade Commission has received more than 9,300 reports of fraud from […]

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Bucks eyes mental health court, police co-responder program – News – Bucks County Courier Times – Levittown, PA

“If we can use this rising clamor of awareness … as momentum to get something done, then we should,” said Weintraub. “If we can use this rising clamor of awareness … as momentum to get something done, then we should,” said Weintraub. Bucks County could see a new mental health court and other police changes […]

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OCR Complaint Filed by National Organizations on Behalf of the Family of Michael Hickson

OCR Complaint Filed by National Organizations on Behalf of the Family of Michael Hickson July 31, 2020 Roger SeverinoDirector, Office for Civil RightsU.S. Department of Health & Human Services200 Independence Avenue, S.W.Washington DC 20201 RE: Complaint of Disability Discrimination filed by the National Council on Independent Living et al Dear Mr. Severino: This complaint concerns illegal discrimination […]

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Friday briefing: Vulnerable children left in filthy cells, says custody monitor | World news | The Guardian

‘ Hello, Warren Murray rounding out the week with a bumper Friday briefing. Children with Down syndrome and autism have been among those left for hours in court cells awaiting legal representation or transport, a custody watchdog has revealed. The Lay Observers (LO), who inspect court custody and transport arrangements in England and Wales, said treatment […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup August 4, 2020 | FDA

Coronavirus Update: Daily Roundup FDA NEWS RELEASE Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup August 4, 2020 For Immediate Release: August 04, 2020 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the following actions taken in its ongoing response effort to the COVID-19 pandemic: FDA has updated its COVID-19 Drug Shortages Response webpage to provide information regarding in-use time […]

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Disabled man found collapsed, covered in feces in Syracuse public housing: Is management to blame? – syracuse.com

John Poupore, 54, underwent a monthlong recovery in the hospital after the April 2019 incident. By Douglass Dowty | ddowty@syracuse.com Syracuse, NY — A 54-year-old disabled Syracuse man was covered in urine and feces on the floor of his apartment in public housing when a maintenance worker found him in April of last year. John Poupore, […]

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Disabled Iraq veteran faces five years in Alabama prison for legally prescribed medical marijuana

Sean Worsley, who helped clear roadside bombs during the Iraq War, is facing five years in one of America’s most violent prison systems for legally prescribed medical marijuana By all accounts, Sean Worsley is a war hero. He earned a Purple Heart, along with a laundry list of additional military accolades, for clearing roadside bombs […]