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Poland's freedom icon Walesa backs disabled protesters

Warsaw - Poland's freedom icon Lech Walesa on Monday rallied behind a group of young disabled Poles who have spent 34 days camped out at parliament demanding the right-wing government increase their meagre living allowance.

Op-Ed: Vancouver applies a little leverage in opening door to new trend

Vancouver - You can't put a square peg in a round hole, and if you build it, they might come. But Vancouver has found a way of opening the door to a new trend in construction, by simply changing the building code.

Paralyzed woman finds a way to experience surfing

Being paralyzed strips away many sporting activities that people may wish to take part in, but will never be able to. With a helping hand, a paralyzed woman discovers a way to surf the roaring waves.

Court says severely disabled woman must prove she fought rapist

Bridgeport - The Connecticut State Supreme Court has overturned the rape conviction of a man who had sex with a woman who has the mental capacity of a 3 year-old, is unable to communicate verbally and suffers from severe cerebral palsy.

Protest: Disability rights groups target Atos in London (updated)

London - Over 400 protesters from Disabled People Against the Cuts and U.K. Uncut protested on Friday outside Paralympic sponsor Atos' headquarters and the Department for Work and Pensions in London.

Armless Filipina pilot inspires US President Obama

Jessica Cox, an armless Filipino-American lady pilot from Arizona was a recent guest at the White House as president Obama unveiled a package of measures to help Americans with disabilities.

Cops stake out rooftops at Dunkin Donuts for Special Olympics

Normal - Illinois police officers were staking out Dunkin' Donuts this weekend to raise money for Special Olympics. They started before daylight and with ladders in hand the cops climbed on the rooftops at the popular donut chain across the state.

America's Next Top Model, Meet 'Britain's Missing Top Model'

The UK has its own reality TV show that could rival “America’s Next Top Model.” However, Britain is going towards a new approach.

Site outs suspected handicapped-parking violators

When Maureen Birdsall took her disabled, 92-year-old grandfather to a California hospital, she lost the only available handicapped-parking spot to a woman in a snazzy red corvette.

The boors who take handicapped parking

You know who the boors are: they're the "chosen ones". Or at least that's how they see themselves.

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