News Obituary

Brothers killed in rage at Pittsburgh synagogue lived in peace as laughing, gentle giants

“The brothers were developmentally disabled and lived in a group home, but as their rabbi said, “That was where they slept. Tree of Life was their home.” By MIKE ARGENTO, USA TODAY PITTSBURGH — The Rodef Shalom Temple, a little more than a mile from the Tree of Life Synagogue, was packed. The 1,200 seats under the ornate, […]

Americans With Disabilities Act Education News Obituary

Amber Tatro, Whose Suit Gave Rights to Disabled Students, Dies at 42

By SAM ROBERTS, THE NEW YORK TIMES In 1979, just a few months before Amber Tatro turned 4, her family notified the Irving, Tex., school district that she would be ready for classes that fall. Born with spina bifida, a congenital defect that causes partial paralysis and impaired speech, she was unable to urinate on […]

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Charles Krauthammer, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and intellectual provocateur, dies at 68

By ADAM BERNSTEIN, WASHINGTON POST Charles Krauthammer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist and intellectual provocateur who championed the muscular foreign policy of neoconservatism that helped lay the ideological groundwork for the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, died Thursday at 68. The cause was cancer of the small intestine, said his son, Daniel Krauthammer. He […]