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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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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.

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

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'Mormon Stories' Podcast Founder Contemplates Excommunication

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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

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A Crossroads At The End Of College: Introducing 'The Howard Project'

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Giant chunks of ice break away from the Hans Glacier in Svalbard, Norway, in 2013. Courtesy Oskar Glowacki hide caption

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The Ice Is Talking. We Just Have To Listen

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Show 'Em What You're Made Of, a new documentary, tracks the 20-year career of the Backstreet Boys. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Portrait Of The Boy Band As Grown Men: Backstreet Boys' New Documentary

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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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Family Struggles With Father's Wish To Die

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A view of Oslo, Norway, taken from the surrounding hills. Author Michael Booth says Norwegians were traditionally thought of as Scandinavia's "country bumpkin." Lise Aaserud/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Are Danes Really That Happy? The Myth Of The Scandinavian Utopia

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The tiny town of Sundsvall, Sweden, is home to the world's first airport to land passenger planes by remote control. The cameras used to help the air traffic controllers guide airplanes render details as small as cars pulling into the parking lot from miles away. Rich Preston/NPR hide caption

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In Sweden, Remote-Control Airport Is A Reality

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Hey Rosetta!'s latest album is Second Sight. Scott Blackburn/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Talking With Hey Rosetta!, A Great Big Band From Newfoundland

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