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UN Disability Accord Faces Battle in US Senate

For two years, members of the Obama administration have been waging a battle with U.S. lawmakers over whether the United States should ratify a United Nations treaty on disability rights.   Now, as this battle enters its third year, administration officials are hoping to turn the tide - though opponents are showing no signs of giving in.   The United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was adopted by the U.N. General Assembly in 2006. Based largely on...

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