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Euthanasia for autism?

Life | The trial in Belgium over the killing of an autistic woman could have international repercussions
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 12/03/18, 05:18 pm

Three Belgium doctors may have gone too far, even for the pro-euthanasia nation, when they approved the 2010 killing of a 38-year-old autistic woman. The doctors decided that Tine Nys’ mild form of autism, called Asperger’s syndrome, diagnosed two months earlier, qualified as “unbearable and untreatable suffering” under Belgium’s euthanasia law.

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Northern California suffers flooding after fires

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/30/18, 11:58 am

Flash floods Thursday in a Northern California county scorched by a wildfire earlier this month added to the misery of residents who still have not been able to return to their homes. Rain carried a sticky mess of ash and debris through neighborhoods in Chico, Calif., where emergency workers conducted three swift water rescues Thursday, according to the Butte County Sheriff’s Department.

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Title IX sex assault rules officially changed

Education | Opponents decry the policy, but the Department of Education says it is fairer than before
by Leigh Jones
Posted 11/28/18, 03:48 pm

The U.S. Department of Education released its official rewrite of Title IX regulations just before Thanksgiving, serving up plenty for victims’ rights advocates to chew on. The holiday leftovers might be long gone, but DeVos-induced heartburn rages on.

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