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Siblings of disabled kids may have problems functioning

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children who have a sibling with a disability are more prone than other kids to having troubles with relationships, behavior, schoolwork or recreational activities, according to a new survey of parents. Full story

Pitney Bowes selling mgmt. service unit for $400M

Mailing equipment and software company Pitney Bowes Inc. took a loss in the second quarter on a series of charges and said it will sell its North American management services unit to Apollo Global Management for $400 million. Full story

Appeals court upholds Ark. pair's fraud conviction

A federal appeals court has upheld prison sentences and nearly $1 million in restitution against a couple convicted of fraud and tax charges in an alleged disability scheme. Full story

Governor Signs Bill For Disabled Students

CHICAGO (AP) - A new law says student athletes with disabilities can be exempt from gym class if they play other sports. Full story

Spain's banks face uphill battle despite dramatic profits boost

LONDON/MADRID (Reuters) - The dramatic earnings turnaround boasted by four Spanish banks obscures the uphill battle they still face to contain bad debts, grow their businesses and increase shareholder value against the backdrop of one of Europe's most challenging economies. Full story

Ministry at center of Texas captives case

The former nonprofit operating out of the purple-trimmed, one-story brick home in north Houston apparently started with the best of intentions: to feed and shelter homeless individuals. Full story

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Mo. law replenishes disabled workers fund

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NY rail retirees in disability scam lose benefits

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  Rep. Duckworth blasts businessman for seeking disability status

Democratic Rep. Tammy Duckworth, a wounded veteran, had some choice words for a witness before the House Oversight Committee who is using the particular details of his past to gain favorable access to government contracts set aside for businesses owned by disable veterans. MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell

  Goodwill paying disabled workes pennies an hour

Goodwill stores create a place that usually makes consumers feel good about leaving old clothes, and a place to shop in a tough economy. Goodwill’s mission is to give jobs to people who are down on their luck, but records show Goodwill employees make pennies per hour. Rock Center’s Harry Smith repor

  Fraudster Caught on TV

A former postal worker pleads guilty to disability fraud after being caught on television in "Wheel of Fortune" visibly able bodied. Esaun Pinto, CPI Investigations, offers insight.

  Rossen Reports: Scheme to skip lines at Disney

NBC’s Jeff Rossen investigates the shocking way some families have been cutting to the front of those long lines at Disney: by hiring disabled tour guides with special passes so they get onto rides without a wait.

  Pentagon computer change a move toward VA backlog fix

Rachel Maddow reports on the Pentagon implementing a new computer system that will hopefully be more compatible with the system used by the VA to streamline veterans' claims and reduce the VA's embarrassing claims backlog.

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A visually impaired child sits during a break in the ascent of Pacaya Volcano in the Escuintla region
A visually impaired child sits during a break in the ascent of Pacaya Volcano in the Escuintla region

A visually impaired child sits during a break in the ascent of Pacaya Volcano in the Escuintla region, about 47 km from Guatemala City April 5, 2013. The Meritorious Committee for the Blind and Deaf of Guatemala organized the event for about 200 people with visual and hearing disabilities to climb

Visually impaired people hold on to a stick held by guides from the Meritorious Committee for the Blind and Deaf of Guatemala as they trek up Pacaya Volcano in the Escuintla region
Visually impaired people hold on to a stick held by guides from the Meritorious Committee for the Blind and Deaf of Guatemala as they trek up Pacaya Volcano in the Escuintla region

Visually impaired people hold on to a stick held by guides from the Meritorious Committee for the Blind and Deaf of Guatemala as they trek up Pacaya Volcano in the Escuintla region, about 47 km from Guatemala City April 5, 2013. The Meritorious Committee for the Blind and Deaf of Guatemala organize

A visually impaired child walks with an adult at the peak of Pacaya Volcano in the Escuintla region
A visually impaired child walks with an adult at the peak of Pacaya Volcano in the Escuintla region

A visually impaired child walks with an adult at the peak of Pacaya Volcano in the Escuintla region, about 47 km from Guatemala City April 5, 2013. The Meritorious Committee for the Blind and Deaf of Guatemala organized the event for about 200 people with visual and hearing disabilities to climb t

Visually impaired children play with the ashes of Pacaya Volcano in the Escuintla region
Visually impaired children play with the ashes of Pacaya Volcano in the Escuintla region

Visually impaired children play with the ashes of Pacaya Volcano in the Escuintla region, about 47 km from Guatemala City April 5, 2013. The Meritorious Committee for the Blind and Deaf of Guatemala organized the event for about 200 people with visual and hearing disabilities to climb the volcano t