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Stephanie Packer's debilitating illnesses have led her to consider assisted suicide. But she is opposed to a California bill that would legalize the option.
May 20, 2015
A coalition of more than 60 organizations says the university has adopted higher expectations for Asian applicants in order to limit enrollment of this minority group.
May 20, 2015
Malaysia and Indonesia will allow migrants stranded at sea to come ashore. But it's a one-year, one-off deal, with no signs the flow of the Muslim minority fleeing persecution in Myanmar will stop.
May 20, 2015
The Mad Men finale featured the classic jingle: "I'd like to buy the world a Coke," sung by a globally diverse group. Today, the global market is more important than ever to Big Soda.
May 20, 2015
"What this means now," the talk show host told a hushed audience as he announced his departure in December, "is that Paul and I can be married."
May 20, 2015
Kentucky has one of the best-run health exchanges in the country, Kynect. It's led to the second-biggest drop in uninsured nationwide. But if a GOP primary result holds up, its days could be numbered.
May 20, 2015
The vote in the Republican-controlled unicameral legislature was 32-15 — enough support to override a threatened veto from Gov. Pete Ricketts.
May 20, 2015
Newly declassified materials include books, magazines and letters found during the 2011 raid on the al-Qaida leader's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
May 20, 2015
In one exchange, a broker told a trader, "mate yur getting bloody good at this libor game . . . think of me when yur on yur yacht in monaco."
May 20, 2015
Aficionados of fine weed describe the effects as if they're talking about vintage wine. But how to know which medicinal or recreational strain to choose? This field guide cuts through the haze.
May 20, 2015
Emails from informal advisor Blumnethal to Hillary Clinton on U.S. policy in Libya have been subpoenaed by a House committee. He's no stranger to controversy, but Clinton said he's just an old friend.
May 20, 2015
Corey Knowlton of Dallas won an auction last January for a hunting permit that would allow him to kill a black rhino weighing about 3,000 pounds.
May 20, 2015
Four banks agreed to plead guilty to currency manipulation and pay over $5 billion in fines. Officials say the banks used secret codes to manipulate the exchange rate between U.S. dollars and Euros.
May 20, 2015
Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley is asking the Obama administration pointed questions about what is being done to investigate alleged fraud, waste and abuse by Medicare Advantage plans.
May 20, 2015
A pipeline rupture spilled some 21,000 gallons of crude about 20 miles up the coast from Santa Barbara. Some beaches were evacuated, and it's unclear if they will reopen in time for Memorial Day.
May 20, 2015
The "boat people," as they've been called, have been stranded at sea for weeks with little food or water. Indonesia and Malaysia say they will take them in temporarily.
May 20, 2015
President Obama is expected to discuss the dangers of climate change when he delivers the commencement address today at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
May 20, 2015
Meet Caroline Solomon, an associate professor of biology at Gallaudet University, the renowned school for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.
May 20, 2015
The White House's new plan to reverse dramatic declines in bee numbers calls for the restoration of 7 million acres of bee-friendly habitat. Critics say the plan ignores a key culprit: pesticides.
May 20, 2015
Tom Brady could be guilty of one of the worst transgressions in sport — purposely defiling the part of the game that makes it fair and square.
May 20, 2015

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