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WASHINGTON -- President-unelect Rick Santorum made his triumphant return to the Capitol on Monday afternoon and took up a brave new cause: He is opposing disabled people. Specifically, Santorum, joined by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, declared his wish that...
After the University of Chicago's experiment on empathetic rats made news last year, people from around the world contacted neurobiology professor Peggy Mason to share their anecdotal tales of animals appearing to exhibit compassionate behavior. A New...
Misery loves company. No wonder Europeans like President Obama and his failed economic policies. Colin Powell still supports President Obama after four years of observing his performance. It now scares me that this man once wore four stars on his...
Tags: Barack Obama, Politics, Donald Trump, Ann Coulter, FEMA
Anyone looking for a sign the Republican Party may have learned a lesson from the election, or that, in the wake of defeat, the influence of tea party extremists may have diminished, or that Republicans might finally be ready to work together with the...
The Hartford CourantTwo decades ago, a handful of supporters watched a jury convict Richard Lapointe, a mentally handicapped man they said was run over by the wheels of justice. Over the years, this small group grew and came to be known as the Friends of Richard Lapointe,...
The Hartford CourantA longtime deputy state environmental commissioner was allowed to retire in 2006 at age 50 with an $85,000-a-year lifetime "disability pension" because of a degenerative spinal condition — but now he's been told to give back $411,688 in pension...
The Institute for Accessible Science at Purdue University is working to break down barriers in science labs that make it hard for the disabled to pursue science and research opportunities. Dr. Brad Duerstock, who specializes in engineering, found that...
PHILADELPHIA — Charlie Manuel has been forced to answer a myriad of questions about trips to the disabled list made by his players this year. The winningest manager in Phillies history is never without a disappointed look when he's explaining the...
Tags: Baseball, Sports, Brian Schneider, World Series, Jimmy Rollins
The bigger question now is, can Anthony Rizzo pitch? Because Jeff Samardzija can’t. Not now. Not for a while. And he has delivered some of his worst showings at one of the worst times. Samardzija was tradeable in May. Now that window has closed....
The Hartford CourantHome Depot lost a customer recently when it stopped honoring Tom Colapietro's Naval Reserve identification card for the retailer's 10 percent discount for veterans. Colapietro, a Navy veteran who says he spent thousands of dollars at the local Bristol...
The Hartford CourantIt's Rescission Time! Rescission Time is celebrated in Connecticut between Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is a moment in the year when we take stock of what is really important to those less fortunate than ourselves and then announce that they're not...
Tags: Abusive Behavior, AIDS, Colin McEnroe, Holidays
It's an issue that's staring the Phillies in the face. What will be Jim Thome's role when Interleague play, along with the freedom to have him be the designated hitter, disappears today? It's always easier to put off the inevitable, especially when...
Tags: Baseball, Sports, Jimmy Rollins, Ross Gload, Shane Victorino
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