WUWF http://wuwf.org en Federal Judge Blocks Texas Abortion Restrictions http://wuwf.org/post/federal-judge-blocks-texas-abortion-restrictions Regulations passed in Texas, which affected clinics that perform abortions there, were set to go into effect on Sept. 1. On Friday, a federal judge blocked those regulations, on the grounds that they unconstitutionally restricted access to legal abortion. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Federal+Judge+Blocks+Texas+Abortion+Restrictions&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxMTMyMDY2MDEyNDUxNzAyNjlmODI5NQ004)"/></div><p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:21:00 +0000 Melissa Block 13857 at http://wuwf.org Chinese High-Rise Worker Left Dangling After Annoyed Boy Cuts Rope http://wuwf.org/post/chinese-high-rise-worker-left-dangling-after-annoyed-boy-cuts-rope A worker in southern China was left hanging from 100 feet up the side of a high-rise apartment building when a 10-year-old boy, apparently annoyed at the construction racket outside his window, decided to cut the safety line on the man's rappelling apparatus.<p>Xinhua says the boy was watching cartoons in his eighth-floor apartment in Guizhou province as the worker was outside installing lighting. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:08:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 13856 at http://wuwf.org Justice Department Supports Native Americans In Child Welfare Case http://wuwf.org/post/justice-department-supports-native-americans-child-welfare-case The Justice Department has weighed in on a class-action lawsuit in South Dakota pitting Native American tribes against state officials, and come down resoundingly in support of tribes.<p>It's the first time the department has intervened in a federal district court case involving the Indian Child Welfare Act, a law meant to keep Native American families together. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:48:00 +0000 Laura Sullivan 13855 at http://wuwf.org Justice Department Supports Native Americans In Child Welfare Case 'I Am Not An Inmate ... I Am A Man. And I Have Potential' http://wuwf.org/post/i-am-not-inmate-i-am-man-and-i-have-potential If you want to know how prison can shape a man, talk to Dan Huff. He's spent more than half of his 59 years locked up. He says he was "raised by the state of California."<p>"Even judges, when they would send me away — looking back at it now — they [were] kind of more like a father figure sitting up there," he says. "Closer to fatherly than any father that I ever had."<p>Those judges had plenty of reason to be concerned about him: Huff used heroin. He committed robberies.<strong> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:29:00 +0000 editor 13854 at http://wuwf.org 'I Am Not An Inmate ... I Am A Man. And I Have Potential' The Co-Discoverer Of Ebola Never Imagined An Outbreak Like This http://wuwf.org/post/co-discoverer-ebola-never-imagined-outbreak As a young scientist in Belgium, Peter Piot was part of a team that discovered the Ebola virus in 1976.<p>He took his first trip to Africa to investigate this mysterious disease. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, he met people who had contracted it. "I'll never forget the glazed eyes, the staring and the pain ... this type of expression in the eyes ... telling me I'm going to die," says Piot. "That I'll never forget."<p>Piot went on to study AIDS in the 1980s and became founding executive director of the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:07:00 +0000 editor 13852 at http://wuwf.org The Co-Discoverer Of Ebola Never Imagined An Outbreak Like This