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People with Down syndrome have 10 times the risk of death from Covid-19 as those without, study finds

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People with Down syndrome have 10 times the risk of dying from Covid-19 compared to those without the disability, a team of researchers reported Thursday. They also found a fourfold increased risk of coronavirus-re...

A 21-year-old man has made history as the first person with Down syndrome to complete an Ironman triathlon

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Special Olympics athlete Chris Nikic crossed the finish line on Saturday to become the first person with Down syndrome to complete an Ironman triathlon. Guiness World Records recognized Nikic's achievement after h...

Tennessee’s Down syndrome abortion ban can be enforced, appeals court rules

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Part of a Tennessee law banning abortions based on a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome or a fetus' race or sex, can take effect, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals lifted part o...

Michelle Obama interviews Amanda Gorman for Time about impostor syndrome and making poetry ‘cool’

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Amanda Gorman, the 22-year-old poet and star of President Joe Biden's inauguration, has met Michelle Obama only three times, most recently on Inauguration Day. But she left a lasting impression on the former first ...

Appeals court upholds Ohio’s Down syndrome abortion law in case with Supreme Court implications

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A US appellate court decision on Tuesday upholding an Ohio law that prohibits abortions because of fetal Down syndrome evades major Supreme Court precedent and is certain to reverberate in cases nationwide. The deci...

Appeals court upholds Ohio law against Down syndrome abortions, judge decries ‘modern-day eugenics’

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The full circuit ruled 9-7 in favor of the law against which a lower court previously issued an injunction, claiming it was an unconstitutional infringement on a woman's right to abortion. Appeals courts usually hear...

Colin Farrell files for conservatorship of son with Angelman syndrome

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The actor, 44, and the model, 49, submitted the paperwork on Monday to request to be able to legally manage their son James Farrell’s needs once he turns 18, per court documents obtained by Page Six on Wednesday. Jam...

Lawmakers introduce bill to offer disability benefits to sufferers of Havana Syndrome

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The HAVANA Act, introduced by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., Ranking Member of the Intelligence Committee and Rep. Gregory Meeks, R-N.Y., Chairma...

If ‘cave syndrome’ is keeping you from going in public, here’s how to combat it

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After over a year of staying at home and following strict safety guidelines, many people are understandably reluctant to step out their front door and re-enter society. For some, they're downright terrified. Psychia...

Cheerleading manager with Down syndrome left out of team photo in junior high yearbook

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The family of a Utah teen with Down syndrome says they're grateful for the support she's received from friends and the community after she wasn't included in the cheerleading team photo used in her school's yearbook...

Watters: ‘DeSantis variant’ of Trump Derangement Syndrome evident in new online outrage

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Watters said Monday that with Trump no longer in power, some on the left are now being upset in a very similar manner by Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. On Monday, Watters pointed to a staged video by a Florida...

CIA taps new ‘Havana Syndrome’ task force leader who once spearheaded Usama bin Laden search effort: reports

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CIA Director William J. Burns selected the undercover official whose experience includes spending over a decade at the agency’s Counterterrorism Center working intelligence analysis and targeting focused on bin Laden...

Kamala Harris arrives in Vietnam after delay over possible ‘Havana syndrome’ case

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White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the case had not been confirmed and a safety assessment was completed before the vice president flew on to Hanoi, the Vietnamese capital, Reuters reported.  "After careful a...

Families of missing Black and brown people are frustrated with ‘Missing White Women Syndrome’

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David Robinson has been in Arizona for the last three months searching for his 24-year-old son Daniel Robinson who went missing after leaving a work site in the desert in his Jeep Renegade on June 23. Robinson, who...

CIA station chief in Vienna recalled due to inaction on Havana Syndrome attacks

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And Ambassador Pamela Spratlen, the State Department’s top official placed in charge of coordinating the department’s response to the ongoing attacks, is leaving after just six months on the job. "The attacks continu...

US embassy staff in Colombia suffering from Havana Syndrome ahead of Blinken’s visit

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In emails to embassy personnel, sent by Ambassador Philip Goldberg and others and reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, the State Department vowed to address the issue "seriously, with objectivity and with sensitivity...

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