Marlene Smith

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How One Mother Took On The System For Her Disabled Son And Won

Adam Payne, 12, has profound physical and developmental disabilities and major work was needed on his social housing home if he was to continue living there. After nine years of fighting, and after having to be separated from his family, he will finally be given the money. This is the full story.<p>At …

Rare Skin Disease Ruined Gaza Man's Life — Until Israeli Doctors Stepped In

Muhammad Taluli arrived from Gaza at Jerusalem's Hadassah Medical Center a few months ago and unwrapped the cloth from his hands to reveal gray and white growths that looked like tree bark. The doctors had never seen anything like it.<p>In fact, there have been only a handful of such extreme cases of …

Medicine

Emirati filmmaker unsettles traditions, exposes hidden lives

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Emirati filmmaker is pushing boundaries and bypassing state censors by delicately unraveling a story about a …

Saudi Arabia

Robert De Niro snaps at wife for 'spending all my money'

Trouble is brewing over Grace Hightower’s coffee company. We’re told that her husband, Robert De Niro — who is a major investor in the firm — is steamed because the 5-year-old Grace Hightower & Coffees of Rwanda brand is turning into a money pit.<p>The New York Post reports that Hightower has …

In a first in 25 years, U.S. abstains in U.N. vote condemning its Cuba policy

For the first time in a quarter-century, the United States abstained Wednesday in the annual United Nations vote condemning the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba.<p>Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said that the embargo was fully within international law but that it was “a …

Cuba

Rash of snubs complicates US diplomacy

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> When American presidents and vice presidents travel abroad, they are accustomed to a reception reflecting their status as leaders of the free world.<p>Often host nations pull out all the stops, with elaborate state dinners, tours of historical sites and military parades. But recent …

World Leaders

Attorney: Robin Williams' bikes are an issue in estate fight

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A legal fight over late actor Robin Williams' possessions includes his large bicycle collection, artwork, books and other items …

Robin Williams

Nick Gordon Visits Bobbi Kristina Brown's Grave 10 Days After Being Accused of Her Wrongful Death

Nick Gordon visited his girlfriend Bobbi Kristina Brown‘s gravesite last week, PEOPLE confirms.<p>Gordon was flown “by some generous friends” to visit …

New Jersey