• Early Intervention Can Decrease Autism
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    Early Intervention Can Decrease Autism

    There’s all of Thomas’s friends. Two-year old twins, Matthew and Morgan Williams, showed their differences almost from the beginning. When Morgan began speaking, Matthew didn’t. He wouldn’t respond to his name being called, and he became fixated on objects. At 18-months, Matthew was showing early signs of Autism. You think about all the possibilities of how difficult it could be and how much it’s going to change your life and what you need to do to accommodate him. The Williams family was invited to take part in a groundbreaking Autism intervention program at the UC Davis Mind Institute. The ‘Early Start Denver Model’ or ESDM, involves children as young as…

  • Lawyer: threats made over Confederate statue removal
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    Lawyer: threats made over Confederate statue removal

    JENNIFER: U.S. DISTRICT COURT JUDGE CARL BARBIER HEARD ARGUMENTS IN FEDERAL COURT THURSDAY. NOW HE WILL DECIDE WHETHER THE MONUMENTS STAY OR GO, FOR NOW.>>THIS IS A HISTORICAL MOMENT. THESE MONUMENTS HAVE BEEN CENTRAL TO THE CITY. THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF DIFFICULT CONVERSATION ABOUT IT AT ISSUE, AN INJUNCTION, THAT — JENNIFER AT ISSUE, AN : INJUNCTION, THAT WOULD BLOCK THE MONUMENT’S REMOVAL, UNTIL THEIR ULTIMATE FATE IS DECIDED IN COURT. UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS LAW STUDENT PIA HUNTER IS IN TOWN WITH A GROUP WORKING WITH THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE.>>ONE OF THE STUDENTS DID ACTUALLY DO A LITTLE INVESTIGATING FOR THE PROJECT. I’M NOT SURE IF IT WENT INTO…

  • Juan Carlos Osorio Reaction to FIFA Confederations Cup Official Draw
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    Juan Carlos Osorio Reaction to FIFA Confederations Cup Official Draw

    You’ll be playing Russia, New Zealand and Portugal. What are your thoughts on the draw? This group gives us a great opportunity to compete against three different playing styles. Portugal, current European champions with strikers, not only Cristiano Ronaldo, who is one of the best in the world but others such as Quaresma and Nani, who can throw you off balance. They’re a team that, to use the words of their own coach – with whom we chatted this afternoon – are rebuilding. And that’s why in their team now they have a midfielder like Sanches, who really is a sensation and is a player who is widely coveted. They…

  • Psychological Intervention: Carol Dweck
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    Psychological Intervention: Carol Dweck

    [MUSIC PLAYING] When I look at the landscape of the U.S. today, I see so much wasted potential. And this is especially true among low-income groups, among minorities. There’s often a stereotype about their abilities. There are often poor schools, problems of poverty. And my life’s work has been about how can we get these students to flourish? My colleagues and I designed an intervention that we call the “growth mindset intervention.” A growth mindset is the belief that your abilities can be developed. You don’t just have a certain amount, and you’re stuck with that. So many people in society have picked up this message that some people are…

  • A Patient’s Healthcare Story
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    A Patient’s Healthcare Story

    My name is Cecelia Chung. I am a residence in San Francisco and I am also a commissioner on the San Francisco Human Rights Commission. I had a bad experience in Hospital with when I first began my transition. I had really severe abdominal pain I went into Emergency Room. They immediately dismissed my symptoms. I overheard their nurse calling me “A Drama Queen” they did not give me any really complete examination and decided to discharge me. They actually escorted me out with a security guard. It’s a sad reality that LGBT people still face discrimination in healthcare. A study by Lamda Legal in 2010 reported that 56 percent…

  • Citizenship Legislation report speech – Julie Owens – TONY BURKE
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    Citizenship Legislation report speech – Julie Owens – TONY BURKE

    That’s one of the more outrageous contributions I’ve heard in this House in a long time. I want to deal with a few things. I live in one of the most diverse electorates in the country. People from all over the world have come to Parramatta to make it their home, and I don’t find people who have spent years to become an Australian citizen wandering around my community and undervaluing that right. In fact, they’re proud of it, and I am very proud of them. The previous speaker wanted us to talk about the economy today. Let’s do that. Let’s acknowledge that the two million people who have come…

  • Attorney General Request Legislation – Student Loan Bill of Rights
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    Attorney General Request Legislation – Student Loan Bill of Rights

    We understand as well as the students of Washington state that paying for college is a commitment. Personally I work two jobs on top of a full-time workload to be able to afford tuition and other expenses however I understand at some point I will have to take out a student loan because I cannot physically work enough to adequately pay for tuition expenses. Washingtonians who are working hard to pay off their student loans deserve to be treated fairly by student loan servicers who are handling their debt and right now that doesn’t always happen. So think of it this way, Washington state regulates debt collectors but we don’t…

  • The Anti-Federalist Papers | Brutus 15
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    The Anti-Federalist Papers | Brutus 15

    I said in my last number, that the supreme court under this constitution would be exalted above all other power in the government, and subject to no controul. The business of this paper will be to illustrate this, and to shew the danger that will result from it. I question whether the world ever saw, in any period of it, a court of justice invested with such immense powers, and yet placed in a situation so little responsible. Certain it is, that in England, and in the several states, where we have been taught to believe, the courts of law are put upon the most prudent establishment, they are on…

  • Bill guaranteeing lunches for underprivileged students still unsigned
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    Bill guaranteeing lunches for underprivileged students still unsigned

    SHELLY: A LOT OF THE BILLS PASSED THIS LEGISLATIVE SESSION ARE STILL ON THE GOVERNOR’S DESK. ONE IS CATCHING A LOT OF ATTENTION NATIONWIDE AND IT’S A FIRST OF ITS KIND, IT WOULD PREVENT SCHOOLS FROM DENYING KIDS A REDUCED LUNCH IF THEIR PARENTS HAVEN’T PAID FOR IT. ACTION 7 NEWS REPORTER MATT HOWERTON IS HERE TO EXPLAI MATT: HUNGER FREE STUDENTS BILL OF RIGHTS ACT PASSED WITH FLYING COLORS THROUGH THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE. THE BILL WAS CRAFTED FOLLOWING RESEARCH DONE BY NEW MEXIC “APPLESEED,” A NONPROFIT THAT HELPS UNDERPRIVILEGED STUDENTS. THE NONPROFIT FOUND THAT MANY SCHOOLS IN THE STATE WERE DENYING CHILDREN LUNCH BECAUSE THEIR PARENTS OWED…