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    1. The Daily Iowan Ethics and Politics Initiative spoke to former Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, on July 24 about the background, legacy, and future of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Harkin was the lead author of what became the ADA 25 years ago and has been honored by numerous organizations for his advocacy on behalf of people with disabilities.

    2. © AP Photo/Seth Wenig Jessica Lopez, center, participates in the inaugural Disability Pride Parade on Sunday in New York. The parade grand marshal was former U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, the Iowa Democrat who 25 years ago sponsored the Americans With Disabilities Act.

    3. New York City hosted its first Disability Pride parade over the weekend. Mayor Bill de Blasio kicked off the parade yesterday (12 July), saying his is proud that New York is a national leader in supporting rights for disabled people. Former US Senator Tom Harkin, the Iowa Democrat who 25 years ago sponsored the Americans With Disabilities Act, was the parade marshal.

    4. She was sensitive to photos of herself and enjoyed Kennedy Center perks, a new batch reveals.

    5. DES MOINES, Iowa — This past weekend marked a major milestone for people living with disabilities. 25 years ago Sunday, the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into legislation. Former Iowa Senator Tom Harkin authored the bill. He was inspired by his brother, Frank, who was deaf. The law set requirements for building accessibility and employer accommodations. It also prohibited ...

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      Columbia County ObserverJul 29 05:27 AM

      AMERICA – The day the Americans With Disabilities Act passed in 1990, U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin delivered a speech from the Senate floor in a way most of his colleagues didn’t understand.

    7. NY disability pride parade draws thousands marking milestone

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsJul 12 03:11 PM

      NEW YORK (AP) — New York City hosted its first parade Sunday supporting people with disabilities, with more than 3,000 participants heading up Broadway using wheelchairs, canes and guide dogs.

    8. CDC officials say more work needs to be done to address disparities surrounding disabilities.

    9. Former Iowa Senator and Parade Grand Marshal Tom Harkin helped author the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990. And while he praised New York City for a quarter-century of curb cuts, widened doorways and workplace accommodations, Harkin on Sunday wasn't above gently ribbing his hosts. "When I go to London, mayor, and I hail a cab, every cab is fully accessible in London — every single one ...

    10. Lots of questions about coats, how to send better email and Clinton's attire, new batch of email reveals the often-mundane inner workings at the State Department.

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