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August 2012

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Oscar Pistorius, an Inspiration and a Question

Oscar Pistorius is competing in the 2012 Olympics on prosthetic legs, but the court decision that he fought in order to be part of the events only applies to him. His case raises issues including the definition of "disability" and the purpose of sport. Read story

Deaf Girl's Family Sues Scouts for Disbanding Troop

Edie Runnion has filed a federal lawsuit against the Girl Scouts. Her daughter has been a member of the local chapter since kindergarten, and the group has been providing a hand language interpreter to allow her to communicate with the other girls. When the local group suddenly disbanded, Megan was left without her friends. Read story