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Most people don't want to die in the hospital hooked up to machines, but it can be hard to make those wishes known. A doctor's order with more force than an advance directive can help, a study finds.
June 09, 2014
Mass killings carried out by disturbed young people are frightening for the public. Along with the grief of victims' families, we explore how families of the killers deal with the trauma.
June 09, 2014
How can the Department of Veterans Affairs recover after its scandal? The Cato Institute's Michael Cannon and Ed Dorn, former Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, offer suggestions.
June 09, 2014
The agency's audit also found that more than 57,000 patients are still waiting for initial medical appointments at Veterans Affairs facilities more than 90 days after requesting them.
June 09, 2014
Envy, pride, lust and the rest ... a new interactive explores the shifting morality of our always-connected lives.
June 09, 2014
In these pre-apocalyptic times, fashion seems to be tilting toward safety and protection. Can frou-frou flak jackets be far behind?
June 09, 2014
A version of the hit "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-a-Lot and the Seattle Symphony drew a large crowd of dancers to the stage this weekend.
June 09, 2014
If children turn 21 while their parents' immigration application is still pending, that means some have to go to the back of the line and start all over.
June 09, 2014
Two officers were killed after an ambush at a pizza restaurant in Las Vegas. The shooters then went into a Wal-Mart where they committed suicide.
June 09, 2014
Audra McDonald walked off the stage as the most decorated actress in the event's history Sunday night. Other winners included Neil Patrick Harris and Bryan Cranston.
June 09, 2014
Two more states opt out. Politics are heating up. What's next?
June 09, 2014
The conflict in South Sudan pitting forces loyal to the president against those loyal to his erstwhile vice president is exacerbating what aid groups say is a growing hunger catastrophe.
June 09, 2014
One day after being the scene of a gun battle that killed at least 23 people, the largest airport in Pakistan is slated to reopen Monday. The Taliban says it ordered the attack.
June 09, 2014
Two suspects shot and killed two police officers in an ambush at a Las Vegas restaurant Sunday before fatally shooting a third person and killing themselves inside a nearby Wal-Mart, authorities said.
June 09, 2014
By one measure India is world's third largest economy. Even in that prosperity, most of the country still openly defecates outdoors risking public health and puts women at risk of attacks.
June 09, 2014
Hospitals across the country are hiring pharmacists to work in their emergency departments. The goal is to try to prevent common errors that can cause injury and death.
June 09, 2014
Boys are more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder than girls, though both sexes are equally affected. Women are increasingly seeking treatment as young adults.
June 09, 2014
FBI Director Jim Comey serves for a decade, longer than a president or any other national official. That tenure's designed to insulate the FBI from political influence.
June 09, 2014
More people are going to prison, and more children are impacted as a result. What effect does that have on kids? The question is rarely researched, but Ifetayo Harvey knows the answer firsthand.
June 08, 2014
As demand on pitchers (and their elbows) mounts, players are getting "Tommy John surgery" at record pace. Doctors are wondering what — if anything — can be done about the elbow-ligament injuries.
June 08, 2014

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