The late Youssef Cohen moved from New York to Oregon in 2016 because of its aid-in-dying law. During the pandemic, assisted dying for terminal patients has gone online.
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Terminally ill patients in nine states and Washington, DC can use telemedicine to get a doctor's approval to hasten their end of life. But family members must mix the lethal drug cocktail themselves.
President and Mrs. Roosevelt enjoying after-luncheon conversation with patients of the Warm Springs Foundation.
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s personal battle with polio, and his steady hand while overseeing a national eradication campaign, highlights decisive leadership against a virus that terrified America.
Forty percent of employers have moved to virtual internships.
Although jobs are being cut due to COVID-19-related business closures, there are still clever ways to secure meaningful work experience this summer, an internship specialist says.
Many severe COVID-19 symptoms last for weeks.
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Not all Americans can take paid leave, and some workers can't take any time off at all if they or their loved ones get sick. Those are big problems during pandemics.
The UN Security Council has yet to hold a meeting on coronavirus.
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Countries have tried a variety of approaches to contain the spread of COVID-19 – except a coordinated one.
A scene from a 1911 staging of the ancient Greek classic ‘Oedipus Rex.’
Greek epics remind audiences that leaders need to be able to plan for the future based on what has happened in the past. They need to understand cause and effect.
Some U.S. workplaces can be dangerous.
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A reduction in OSHA inspectors may lead to a reduction in workplace safety.
Understandings of truth may be found in the Muses’ words.
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Is making sense of a story more important than getting at its truth? Looking at the treatment of myth in ancient Greece may help us navigate what is true, and whether that matters.
The stress over their ability to swallow can provoke a great deal of anxiety in patients.
Nine states and the District of Columbia currently have laws that permit assisted dying, but the laws are so restrictive that they are often more hurdle than help.
President Trump with children at the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House, April 22, 2019.
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Children think about politics. And based on surveys from 1950 to today, it seems children hold far less favorable views of the president’s personal characteristics now than they did 70 years ago.
Pondering peace in the Middle East or processing political problems at home?
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Long in the making, the US administration's Middle East plan was quickly rejected by Palestinian leaders. It was hardly surprising, as they took no part in its drafting.
The Jewish ritual of bar mitzvah. which marks a 13-year-old young man’s assumption of religious and legal obligations under Jewish law.
The Jewish coming-of-age ritual of bar mitzvah evolved to its current form during the time of Enlightenment, when Jewish families feared losing their traditions.
Our cult of youth continues into the afterlife.
Our dreams of the afterlife need to challenge the idea that only the appearance of youth is worthy.
The headlines blare stories about political battles on college campuses in the U.S., but the reality is different.
Despite the headlines, the biggest concerns of students on college campuses are not politics, discrimination or free expression.
Chaplain of the Paris Fire Department, Jean-Marc Fournier.
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A chaplain of the Paris Fire Brigade helped save several items during the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral. Rarely seen, fire chaplains often take enormous risks to provide support during disasters.
What will it take for the president and speaker to shake hands again?
Two labor negotiation experts explain how a 2015 dispute that seemed intractable got resolved, with important lessons for the partial government shutdown.
‘Protest chaplains’ came together to pledge their support to the Occupy Wall Street protests at Judson Memorial Church in New York in 2011.
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The traditional role of chaplains is changing. They are increasingly present in social movements such as Occupy, Standing Rock and Black Lives Matter.
Vigil held in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh for shooting victims, Oct. 27, 2018.
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Mass murders like the killings at a Pittsburgh synagogue are seen as the work of disturbed individuals. But America has allowed violence to become unexceptional, ignoring its root cause.
Things between Saudi King Salman and Turkish President Erdogan have become rather tense.
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The disappearance and alleged murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is worsening relations between US allies Turkey and Saudi Arabia. An expert on the region believes there may be a way out.
Joggers and sightseers take in the Doha skyline.
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Qatar's decision to aid Turkey in the face of American sanctions against the country may finally be a snub too far for its close relationship with the US.