Arriving at a hospital seven hours' drive from his remote village in the mountains, former gold miner He Quangui is finally admitted to a ward. The doctors proceed to puncture his lungs with a needle to remove syringe after syringe of air. In pain, He Quangui tries to clasp the drip pulley hanging from the ceiling; his brother-in-law Mi Shiliang is at a loss for how to comfort him. Sim Chi Yin/VII hide caption

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Goats and Soda

What It's Like To Take Photos Of A Dying Man

Like millions of Chinese gold miners, He Quangui was stricken with the lung disease silicosis. At first he didn't want his story to be told, but over time he came to trust the photographer.

The burned Doctors Without Borders hospital is seen after explosions in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, on Saturday. Doctors Without Borders says 12 staff members and 10 patients were killed in the attack and 37 others wounded. AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Doctors Without Borders: Kunduz Airstrike Was 'War Crime'

A hospital was hit while U.S. forces were conducting an airstrike in the Afghan city; the aid organization says 22 doctors, staff members and patients were killed. NATO has said that it will conduct an investigation.

The Two-Way - News Blog

Joaquin, Churning Toward Bermuda, Causes Massive Floods In U.S.

The major hurricane is likely to reach the Atlantic island by about midnight. Meanwhile, it is fueling heavy rain and "catastrophic flooding" in South Carolina.

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It's All Politics

Nancy Pelosi On The 'Awesome Power' Of The House Speakership

After John Boehner's resignation, what comes next? The House's upcoming agenda can "be one that is a successful path to the future or it can be a calendar of chaos, and that really is up to the Republicans," Pelosi says.

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Movie Interviews

Ellen Page On New Film's Heart: 'All We Want Is To Love And Be Loved'

The new biopic Freeheld follows the true story of a lesbian couple seeking recognition of their partnership. Page talks about their "mind-boggling" ordeal and her own fears about coming out.

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7 Questions To Ask Your Boss About Wellness Privacy

More employers than ever are nudging workers toward plans that screen them for risks, monitor their activity and encourage them to make healthful choices. Can you trust the boss to keep the data safe?

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In 1965, A Conservative Tried To Keep America White. His Plan Backfired

Fifty years ago, the Immigration Act lifted an old quota system that favored immigrants from Europe. But before it passed, one congressman made a change — one he thought would limit the act's impact.

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Historic Art, Luxury Apartments Battle Over Berlin's Famous Wall

A stretch of the old Berlin Wall has stood for decades as an open-air gallery, covered in fine art and graffiti. Bids for luxury developments in the area have artists hitting the streets in protest.

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