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Guests bring beverages and food that remind them of loved ones. Amy Pickard provides the "death wine." Lisa Napoli/NPR hide caption

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One Woman Helps Others Make Sure End-Of-Life Planning Is 'Good To Go'

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Images of the music superstar at Prince's Paisley Park Museum in Chanhassen, Minn. His death has been ruled accidental by the local medical examiner. Adam Bettcher/Getty Images hide caption

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Dad called these "his and hers chairs." He would sit beside Mom, his partner and wife of 34 years, as they got their weekly chemotherapy treatments. Howie Borowick had just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and wife Laurel was in treatment for breast cancer for the third time. For him, it was new and unknown. For her, it was business as usual, another appointment on her calendar. Nancy Borowick hide caption

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Our Last Year Together: What My Camera Captured As My Parents Died Of Cancer

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Members of the South Asian community and others attend a peace vigil for Srinivas Kuchibhotla, the 32-year-old Indian engineer killed at a bar Olathe, Kansas, in Bellevue, Washington on March 5, 2017. Jason Redmond/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Indian Americans Reckon With Reality Of Hate Crimes

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Actors Will Smith and Naomie Harris pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film Collateral Beauty in London on Dec. 15, 2016. Joel Ryan/Invision/AP hide caption

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Bad data in means bad data out. Gary Waters/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Social Security Data Errors Can Turn People Into The Living Dead

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Researchers used cotton swabs to sample bacteria and other microbes from the skin of donated corpses placed in a field in Huntsville, Texas. Katie Hayes Luke for NPR hide caption

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Tiny Witnesses: Microbes Can Tell When A Murder Victim Died

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