For Native American women with breast cancer, finding quality medical services a difficult task

"Deer, who is part of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma, is now cancer-free. But throughout the process and during her diagnosis, she had access to quality medical help. However, she said this is not always the case with Native American women.

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'Most Native American women that experience cancer do not have top healthcare,' Deer said.

Deer said she thinks the problem is a result of limited access to health facilities.

Chinese-backed charity may be violating U.S. law, tax specialists say

“A New York educational charity affiliated with a Chinese company may have violated rules governing tax-exempt organizations in the United States, tax specialists say.


The Council for American Culture and Education Inc was set up in 2009 on behalf of Chinese for-profit school operator Dipont Education Management Group, according to the two consultants who created the charity. Thomas Benson and Stephen Gessner later ceded control of CACE to Dipont, according to Gessner.

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Death penalty cases a factor behind efforts to oust justices

"Family members of the Carr brothers’ victims came away stunned after listening to the Kansas Supreme Court justices dissect the appeals of their loved ones’ killers in 2013.

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Reversing rulings 'is what the United States Supreme Court is supposed to do,' University of Kansas School of Law professor Lumen Mulligan said. 'That the system works is not a strike against the system.'

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Override of Veto on 9-11 Suits is a Significant Change, Says KU Professor

"Congress voted to override a veto by President Barack Obama for the first time on Wednesday. The legislation would allow families with members killed on 9-11 to sue Saudi Arabia for its role in the attacks.

'It’s quite dramatic just in that sense alone, not to mention the nature of the legislation and the position of Saudi Arabia,' said University of Kansas associate dean for international and comparative law Raj Bhala."

Claims of Saudi Role in 9/11 Appear Headed for Manhattan Court

"With families of Sept. 11 victims now able to pursue legal claims against the Saudis, the fight over responsibility for the terrorist attacks 15 years ago is likely to shift to a courtroom in Lower Manhattan, not far from where the World Trade Center once stood.

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'Although there is loose talk of 10 billion dollars’ worth of judgments against Saudi Arabia, in fact the deck remains stacked against the plaintiffs,' said Raj Bhala, a professor of international and comparative law at the University of Kansas Law School."

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