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National Cathedral plaque dedicated, marking final resting place of Matthew Shepard | WJLA

A new plaque will mark the final resting place of Matthew Shepard at the Washington National Cathedral a day after what was supposed to be his 43rd birthday. The 21-year-old Wyoming college student was murdered in a 1998 hate crime that sparked a powerful LGBTQ equality movement. The brutal attack is considered one of the […]

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Collier school bus driver accused of hitting special needs stude – NBC2 News

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — A school bus driver was arrested for allegedly losing her temper with a special needs student over an apple. The Collier County Public Schools bus driver was initially reassigned to district offices while deputies investigated the incident. According to the report, 37-year-old Dayely Gonzalez has been driving special needs children for two years and […]

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Mental health ‘warmlines’: Not hotlines, they help before a crisis

Unlike a hotline for those in immediate crisis, “warmlines” provide early intervention with emotional support that can prevent a crisis. Source: Mental health ‘warmlines’: Not hotlines, they help before a crisis

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Samoa Observer | Boy recovering from cancer dies to measles

Source: Samoa Observer | Boy recovering from cancer dies to measles

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Find Out How This Canadian City Has Eliminated Homelessness

No one goes homeless for more than 10 days in Medicine Hat, Alberta – the city puts people in housing first–then addresses how they became homeless. Source: Find Out How This Canadian City Has Eliminated Homelessness

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Insurance companies aren’t doctors. So why do we keep letting them practice medicine? – The Washington Post

To get access to health care, you don’t just need insurance. You also often need to navigate all the hoops and hurdles of health plans. Source: Insurance companies aren’t doctors. So why do we keep letting them practice medicine? – The Washington Post

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No State Standards, Limited Oversight of Seclusion and Restraint Training for Virginia Teachers | VPM

For the past decade, Virginia’s Department of Education has been working on regulations for the practices. However, there isn’t an effort to standardize training for teachers and staff who use these methods. Source: No State Standards, Limited Oversight of Seclusion and Restraint Training for Virginia Teachers | VPM