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Florida inmate says beating by guards left her paralyzed

Florida inmate says beating by guards left her paralyzedA female inmate at a Florida prison is suing the state corrections agency, saying she was left paralyzed after being beaten by four guards. Cheryl Weimar and her husband, Karl, said in their lawsuit that her civil rights were violated when she was nearly beaten to death by guards last month at the Lowell Correctional Institution in Ocala, Florida. Weimar was left with a broken neck and is now a paraplegic because of the guards' use of force, according to the lawsuit.



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'Sorry for the inconvenience': Hong Kong protesters apologized to furious passengers after the city's airport was paralyzed for a second day

'Sorry for the inconvenience': Hong Kong protesters apologized to furious passengers after the city's airport was paralyzed for a second dayHong Kong protesters used carts to block departure gates, sending a message to the government and drawing attention to alleged police brutality.



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Las Vegas Shooting Victim Left Paralyzed While Saving Girlfriend Adapts to His New Life

Las Vegas Shooting Victim Left Paralyzed While Saving Girlfriend Adapts to His New LifeJason McMillan swung into action as shots rang out last year, but his heroism came at a cost.



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Communication in Puerto Rico paralyzed after mobile networks knocked out by Hurricane Maria

Communication in Puerto Rico paralyzed after mobile networks knocked out by Hurricane MariaThe mobile phone network in Puerto Rico is either mostly unavailable or has entirely failed, according to numerous reports from people trying to get in touch with relatives and loved ones.  Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on Wednesday as a Category 4 storm, the most intense in nearly a century. Power is out on the entire island, and cellphone towers were reportedly knocked over—leaving the prospect that communication on the island could be a continuing problem.  A T-Mobile spokesperson confirmed outages on Puerto Rico. "Puerto Rico has experienced widespread devastation from Hurricane Maria that knocked out power and services across the board. We’re working as fast as we can to get customers back online," the spokesperson said in an email. An AT&T spokesperson also confirmed that its network had been damaged. “We are closely monitoring our network in Puerto Rico and assessing the full effects of Hurricane Maria.  Storm damage is significant across the region and commercial power is unavailable, both of which can affect our ability to provide service.  We are coordinating with local authorities and deploying resources as rapidly as possible to assist in restoration and recovery efforts as quickly as conditions allow," the spokesperson said in an email. The Federal Communications Commission reported on Thursday afternoon that almost all of the cell sites on Puerto Rico were out of service.   .@FCC communications report shows that 95.2% of cell sites are out of service in #PuertoRico after hurricane #Maria t.co/EU1D8wuoJ9 pic.twitter.com/mWNlK1BeyN — Carmen Scurato (@CarmenScurato) September 21, 2017 Numerous people posted on social media that they were still unable to reach people on the island through their mobile phones.  Puerto Rico's power & cell service is literally out everywhere on the island there's no way to check on my fam — ᴎᵄ࿆†࿊ (@xo_keiline) September 21, 2017 No power and cell service in Puerto Rico means it's impossible to get updates on loved ones there. Praying everyone is safe. — Jason Davis ⚽礪 (@davisjsn) September 20, 2017 Right now we are having issues in Puerto Rico with all cell cites being affected by the hurricane at this time. — Sprint Care (@sprintcare) September 21, 2017 Some have reported being able to find some service. Thursday morning. We are ok and so is our house. Puerto Rico has suffered extensive damage. Internet and cell spotty. #HuracanMaria — David Gasser (@dfgasser) September 21, 2017 Internet access on Puerto Rico also appears to be mostly out, as detailed by Dyn Research. It released an image showing that DNS queries– outgoing internet traffic from the island, in other words–just about stopped after the hurricane hit. DNS queries from #PuertoRico near zero as of 11:30 UTC 20-Sep. #HurricaneMaria causing islandwide power and internet failures. pic.twitter.com/ANaZv1QLxr — Dyn Research (@DynResearch) September 21, 2017 Good samaritans had begun to coalesce around a hashtag—#MeUnoAyudar—offering people on Puerto Rico with internet access the chance to contact people.  If you're in #puertorico and have access to internet, DM or comment and I'll call your family to let them know you're ok  #MeUnoAyudar — Mimi Lopez (@mimilopez) September 21, 2017 Si estás en #PuertoRico y tienes internet pero no llamadas, me ofrezco para llamar a tu familia y avisar  #MeUnoAyudar — Mimi Lopez (@mimilopez) September 21, 2017 WATCH: Here's everything you need to know about the new Apple Watch



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Minnesota Mom Left Paralyzed After Tree Fell on Her During Freak Hammock Accident

Minnesota Mom Left Paralyzed After Tree Fell on Her During Freak Hammock AccidentA Minnesota woman was left paralyzed after a falling tree broke her neck as she lounged in a hammock with her boyfriend



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Brain implant lets paralyzed man feed himself using his thoughts

Brain implant lets paralyzed man feed himself using his thoughtsBy Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) – A paralyzed man in Cleveland fed himself mashed potatoes for the first time in eight years, aided by a computer-brain interface that reads his thoughts and sends signals to move muscles in his arm, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday. The research, published in the journal Lancet, is the latest from BrainGate, a consortium of researchers testing brain-computer interface technology designed to give paralyzed individuals more mobility. Prior tests of the technology allowed paralyzed people to move a robotic arm or a cursor on a keyboard just by using their thoughts.



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