Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is facing sharp pushback over a proposal to cut federal funding to the Special Olympics. Celebrities, politicians and activists have taken to social media to rebuke DeVos for her plan to cut funding for the group as part of $7 billion in reductions in 2020. The organization received $17.6 million from […]

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LOS ANGELES (AP) Michelle Obama welcomed thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities to the Special Olympic World Games on Saturday during a festive opening ceremony filled with cheers, songs and praise for their courage and determination. “My husband and I, we are so proud of you, so incredibly proud of you, and we love you […]

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stevie Wonder, Cody Simpson and Avril Lavigne are some of the stars who will perform during next month’s opening ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games, organizers announced Thursday. The July 25 ceremony will also feature appearances by actress Eva Longoria, comedian Jimmy Kimmel and athletes Yao Ming and Michael Phelps […]

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Loretta Claiborne is a woman who’s been honored many times for her courage and strength, despite the obstacles she’s had in life. The special needs Olympic athlete with challenged motor skills and partial blindness holds the women’s record in her age group for the 5000 meters event. She got her first gold medal in 1983 […]