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If You Have Dementia, Can You Hasten Death As You Wished?

Margaret Bentley, a woman in British Columbia, didn't want food or liquids if she became mentally disabled. But a nursing home is refusing to stop feeding her, even though she has Alzheimer's.

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Messenger Kevin Eubanks
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Even 'Proper' Technique Exposes Nurses' Spines To Dangerous Forces

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Tel Aviv Fool's Gold
Benny's Crib Benny Green

Langston Hughes was brought before the House Un-American Activities Committee in March 1953. "We find no evidence that he was ever a Communist, which was the accusation that haunted him through the '40s and '50s," Rampersad says. AP hide caption

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Tumultuous Relationships, But Not Much Gossip, In Langston Hughes' Letters

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My Life Rubblebucke
Camp Yabassi Echoes Manu Dibango
Paper Scissors Stone Portico Quartet
Serendipity Tom Middleton
Human Heat Sam Roberts Trio
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Boys run from blowing dust as a U.S. Marine vehicle takes off from an Ebola treatment center under construction in Liberia in October. In the end, the centers weren't always needed, but the military's ability to ferry supplies was critical in fighting the outbreak. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S. Helped Beat Back Ebola — Only Not In The Way You Might Think

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Witches of Ulster Marco Benevento
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Pixie George Winston
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Wisconsin Sculptor Rebuilds After 60-Foot Ice Sculpture Collapses

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Humpty Dumpty Marc Moulin
Tea Legs The Transatlantics

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