Ehlena was born with cerebral palsy, a neurological condition that severely limited her mobility. Wonder was trained to help her balance, retrieve dropped items, open and close doors, turn on lights, take off her coat and other tasks.
LGBT advocates, who argue the state law banning local protections for gay and transgender people is discriminatory, said they were disappointed.
The present preoccupation with controlling social motion through borders is not new– in fact, it is a theme that runs throughout history.
People with disabilities lag behind in employment and health indicators across the world. So severe is the issue worldwide that in 2014 the UN created a Special Rapporteur position to examine the problem, which affects many of the one billion people – about 15% of the world’s population – who have some form of disability.
The incident comes at an awkward time as US President Donald Trump considers whether to continue normalising relations with the Caribbean island.
The US Department of Homeland Security unveiled plans on Tuesday to consider almost all illegal immigrants subject to deportation, and will seek to send many of them to Mexico if they entered the US from there.
Obama had instructed public schools last May to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms matching their chosen gender identity, threatening to withhold funding for schools that did not comply.
Joaquin Guzmán is Mexico’s worst ‘bad hombre’, but his extradition to the US won’t stop the Sinaloa Cartel.
On President’s Day bomb threats were sent to 11 Jewish community centres, including ones in the Houston, Chicago and Milwaukee.
Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster is a highly regarded military tactician and strategic thinker, but his selection surprised some observers.
First introduced in early 2014, Khan is a Muslim, Pakistani-American teenager who fights crime in Jersey City, directly confronting a “war on terror culture” that regards Muslim-Americans as threats.
Russian UN envoy Vitaly Churkin was regarded highly by President Vladimir Putin and was always a pugnacious defender of Russian policy, notably its intensive bombing of the Syrian city of Aleppo last year to crush rebels opposed to President Bashar al-Assad.
Trump has let down those expecting reduced US interventionism in the world and is rewarding those he campaigned against as ‘friends of Hillary Clinton’ at the cost of the people who voted for him.
The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services said the state was more susceptible to flooding because of destructive wildfires that left many areas in northern and southern California with burn-scarred hills.
German-born Kim Dotcom and three co-accused Megaupload executives cost film studios and record companies more than $500 million and generated more than $175 million by encouraging paying users to store and share copyrighted material, according to US authorities.
Trump’s original order which he said was meant to head off attacks by Islamist militants, barred people from seven Muslim-majority countries and sparked worldwide protests.
Born into slavery and self-taught, Greenfield forced white critics across the US to re-examine their assumptions about the abilities of African-American singers.
Activists called “A Day Without Immigrants” to highlight the importance of the foreign-born, who account for 13% of the US population.
Donald Trump’s executive order triggered chaos at some US and overseas airports, led to international protests, complaints from US businesses and drew more than a dozen legal challenges.
The network had irked the socialist government with various reports, including one alleging passports and visas were being sold illegally at Venezuela’s embassy in Iraq.
While American creativity has persisted through the millennia, one group of prolific innovators has been largely ignored by history: black inventors born or forced into slavery.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may have just demonstrated to other world leaders how to possibly approach President Donald Trump.
While the US president’s words encourage outrage on certain fronts, we are failing to see the pro-big-business, anti-welfare decisions he has been making.
An American worries for his Indian family but also sees hope in the fact that a vast majority of Americans do not support Donald Trump.
Democrats and civil rights and immigration groups have voiced alarm about Sessions, who won by a 52-47 vote largely along party lines.
Harold Thomas Martin allegedly spent 20 years stealing highly sensitive government material from the US intelligence agency relating to national defence.
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is powerful with control over large stakes in Iran’s economy and also has influence over its political system.
Trump has angered Mexicans by demanding Mexico pays for the construction of a wall on the Mexico-US border as well threatening to end a bilateral trade deal.
May, who is also under pressure from some of her lawmakers over her strategy for Brexit, has stuck to her commitment to a state visit for Trump this year.
It is unusual for a sitting president to attack a member of the judiciary, which the US constitution designates as a check on the power of the executive branch and Congress.
The inspector general of Homeland Security has directed that all documents related to the Muslim ban be preserved for an investigation looking into its implementation.
The move would bring no benefit but damage Sino-US ties instead, a senior Chinese official in charge of Tibet affairs was quoted by a state-run newspaper.
Japan hopes US defence secretary Jim Mattis’ visit would lead to deeper security ties between the two nations in the wake of North Korea’s nuclear provocations.
A slew of protests erupted across the country after details about an acrimonious phone call between Trump and Australian PM regarding refugee settlement emerged.
The US military withdrew a ten-year-old video it posted on Friday to prove that the recent Yemen raid on al Qaida was a success.
A Muslim-dominated New Jersey neighbourhood is coming to terms with the shocking immigration imposition by the new US administration.
A delegation of Indian IT industry body Nasscom will be visiting Washington in the last week of February to lobby against changes to visa regulations that could hurt the country’s $150 billion industry.
A raid on al Qaida branch of Arabian Peninsula in Yemen during the weekend was ill prepared and could have caused more civilian deaths, reports say.
The programme would no longer target groups such as white supremacists who have also carried out bombings and shootings in the US, sources said.
Many American sports personalities have spoken their mind on Trump’s travel ban. They must now fight for the rights of Muslim athletes to compete on US soil whenever the opportunity arises.