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A selection of the new emoji released by The Unicode Consortium for 2019. Apple proposed more emoji to better represent individuals with disabilities, which includes individuals with wheelchairs, canes, hearings aids and prosthetic limbs. Another highlight includes a new "people holding hands" emoji that will let users mix and match different skin tones and genders. Unicode hide caption

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As cities and companies — including Starbucks — move to oust straws in a bid to reduce pollution, people with disabilities say they're losing access to a necessary, lifesaving tool. Thn Rocn Khosit Rath Phachr Sukh /EyeEm via Getty Images hide caption

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Why People With Disabilities Want Bans On Plastic Straws To Be More Flexible

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The group's tour of Philadelphia's Italian Market includes a stop at Claudio's, a store that sells imported Italian fare. Brad Larrison for NewsWorks hide caption

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For Russian Kids, A Disability Often Means Life In An Orphanage

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