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Robert Schwimmer, 66, and his son Scott Schwimmer, 21, spoke with NPR about Robert's wish to hasten his death under certain circumstances. Here — as in the family photo above — they're in Kauai, Hawaii, on the family's "last big trip" after Robert received a 6-month prognosis in October. Courtesy Scott Schwimmer hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Family Struggles With Father's Wish To Die If Pain Overwhelms

Robert Schwimmer was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2013 and wants to hasten death if he finds himself in agonizing pain. His family stands ready to help, but have legal and spiritual concerns.

Howard University students (left to right) Kevin Peterman, Taylor Davis, Leighton Watson and Ariel Alford are the subjects of NPR's Project Howard. They'll be keeping audio diaries as they finish their final semester of college and look toward their futures. Robb Hill for NPR hide caption

itoggle caption Robb Hill for NPR

Education

Class Of 2015 Faces The World: Introducing 'The Howard Project'

NPR's Weekend Edition will spend a few months following four seniors from Howard University in Washington, D.C., to tap into the challenges and preoccupations of soon-to-be college graduates.

John Dehlin tells NPR's Rachel Martin he thinks "excommunication is definitely the path that the stake president's going to take." Catherine Weber Scott /Courtesy of John Dehlin hide caption

itoggle caption Catherine Weber Scott /Courtesy of John Dehlin

The Sunday Conversation

'Mormon Stories' Podcast Founder Contemplates Excommunication

John Dehlin of the Mormon Stories podcast may soon be kicked out of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He says he found some parts of the church's history "deeply disturbing."

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