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After Losing An Only Child, Chinese Parents Face Old Age Alone

A man looks at the painting Better To Have Only One Child at the China National Art Museum in Beijing. More than three decades after China's one-child policy took hold, some bereaved parents are suffering an unintended consequence of the policy: The loss of a child leaves them with no support in their old age. Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After Losing An Only Child, Chinese Parents Face Old Age Alone

China's one-child policy, introduced more than three decades ago, has had some unintended consequences. One is that, in the event of a child's death, many older parents lack a source of support.

A Growing Number Of Veterans Struggles To Quit Powerful Painkillers

Bryan McDonel and his father, Mike, both served multiple tours in Iraq with the National Guard. Bryan was first prescribed painkillers while deployed, and his dependence on medication prompted a downward spiral. hide caption

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A Growing Number Of Veterans Struggles To Quit Powerful Painkillers

Service members are prescribed narcotic painkillers three times as often as civilians. For some vets, dependence on those pills becomes a bigger problem than their original ailment.

U.S. Willing To Facilitate Gaza Cease-Fire, White House Says

Palestinians inspect the rubble of a house hit by an Israeli missile strike in Gaza City on Thursday. Israel escalated its aerial assaults on Gaza on Thursday, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying there are no plans for a cease-fire. hide caption

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U.S. Willing To Facilitate Gaza Cease-Fire, White House Says

The pledge came as Israel continued its campaign of airstrikes on the Gaza Strip and rockets fired by Hamas and other groups kept raining down on Israel. The airstrikes have killed at least 89 people.

This Fine Wine Made At An Italian Penal Colony Is No 2-Buck Chuck

Marquise Lamberto Frescobaldi (Right), a member of the winemakers family of the finest wine in Tuscany, talks with two prisoners Brian Baldissin (Left) and Francesco Papa at his vineyard in Gorgona island June 11, 2013. Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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The Salt

This Fine Wine Made At An Italian Penal Colony Is No 2-Buck Chuck

Off the coast of Tuscany, prisoners serving the end of their sentences are learning to make wine from a 30th-generation winemaker. It's a unique approach to rehabilitation that seems to be working.

In West Africa, Officials Target Ignorance And Fear Over Ebola

Government health workers administer blood tests to check for the Ebola virus in Kenema, Sierra Leone, June 25. hide caption

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In West Africa, Officials Target Ignorance And Fear Over Ebola

Health officials are trying to convince families to bring the ill to health centers and to change the way they bury their dead to rein in the disease, which has killed hundreds across the region.

Why We Published A Photo Of A 16-Year-Old In A Diaper

James Lee often has to pick up his 100-pound son, Justin. Photographer Andrew Nixon shot this photo in an effort to show how being caregivers affects the aging parents. hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Why We Published A Photo Of A 16-Year-Old In A Diaper

Readers responded strongly to our series about caregiving, especially one photo of a father caring for his son with cerebral palsy. Some said it was demeaning. Others said it revealed great love.

Filmed Over 12 Years, 'Boyhood' Follows A Kid's Coming Of Age

Ellar Coltrane, who plays Mason in the new movie Boyhood, was 6 years old when director Richard Linklater picked him for the role. hide caption

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Filmed Over 12 Years, 'Boyhood' Follows A Kid's Coming Of Age

Writer-director Richard Linklater says picking the film's star was vital because he had to guess what he'd be like at 18. "I just went with a kid who seemed kind of the most interesting."

Eileen Ford, Creator Of The Supermodel, Dies At 92

Eileen Ford, center, winner of the Woman of the Year In Advertising 1983 award smiles with two of her famous models Cheryl Tiegs, left, and Christina Ferrare, in New York. Ford died on Wednesday at age 92. hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Eileen Ford, Creator Of The Supermodel, Dies At 92

As co-founder of the Ford modeling agency, she was instrumental in promoting such superstars as Lauren Hutton and Christie Brinkley.

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