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Belmont University's nursing program started hiring actors like Vickie James to help with their end-of-life simulations for students. Blake Farmer/WPLN hide caption

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Morphine, And A Side Of Grief Counseling: Nursing Students Learn How To Handle Death

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Research has found that university curriculum often goes light on one of life's universal experiences — dying. So some colleges have gone to new lengths to make the training more meaningful.

Morphine, And A Side Of Grief Counseling: Nursing Students Learn How To Handle Death

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Michael Cohen, former personal lawyer to Donald Trump, leaves federal court in New York on Aug. 21, 2018. Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Mueller's Office Disputes BuzzFeed Report That Trump Told Cohen To Lie To Congress

The taciturn special counsel's office issued a rare statement faulting a news report that said President Trump had told his former attorney to give a false explanation to lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

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Why Some Journalists Have A Hard Time Saying The Word 'Racist'

In the fallout of Rep. Steve King's remarks to The New York Times, journalists have been struggling over whether or not to use the word "racist" to characterize his quote.

Why Some Journalists Have A Hard Time Saying The Word 'Racist'

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In this Nov. 7, 2018, photo released by the U.S. Army, U.S. soldiers gather for a brief during a combined joint patrol rehearsal in Manbij, Syria. Spc. Zoe Garbarino/U.S. Army via AP hide caption

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Opinion: Leaving Syria Is Far Less Risky Than Staying

ISIS may not be defeated, but the U.S. is right to withdraw from Syria, argue Aaron David Miller of the Woodrow Wilson Center and Richard Sokolsky of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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These Scouts Are Prepared For Dirty Dishes — And Keeping The Peace

In Central African Republic, a nation rife with violence, scouts help with public health campaigns, security — and negotiations with rival militant groups. Plus they're trained to do household chores.

The key to making the quintessential biscuit of the American South, like these from Callie's Charleston Biscuits Bakery in Charleston, S.C., is more about technique than a specific flour, some bakers say. Brett Flashnick/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Is The Power Of The Flour Really The Secret To Baking The Perfect Biscuit?

While some bakers believe that soft wheat flour, found primarily in the American South, is the best for making light, flaky biscuits, others say the key to better biscuits comes down to technique.

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Gladys Knight To Sing The Super Bowl's National Anthem, As A Perilous Fight Endures

In a statement, Knight failed to balm an increasingly pronounced cultural rift that's come to dominate the conversation around this year's big game.

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R. Kelly Has Been Dropped By RCA Records, Billboard Reports

Amid increasing protests following the broadcast of the Surviving R. Kelly documentary series, RCA Records has reportedly dropped the singer, who has been accused by multiple women of sexual abuse.

R. Kelly Has Been Dropped By RCA Records, 'Billboard' Reports

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On Broadway, 'Network' Goes From Satire To Tragedy

The 1976 movie Network struck a nerve with its darkly comic predictions about celebrity news anchors and the rise of infotainment. Now, a stage adaptaion is one of the hottest tickets on Broadway.

On Broadway, 'Network' Goes From Satire To Tragedy

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In 'Holy Lands,' A Tale Of Family Drama And Pig Farming In Israel

The epistolary novel from author Amanda Sthers, newly available in English and now adapted into a feature film, is a story of reconciliation (and raising swine among Jews).

In 'Holy Lands,' A Tale Of Family Drama And Pig Farming In Israel

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