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‘Dying with dignity, living with quality'

Millions of Americans have followed the story of Brittany Maynard. Maynard is a 29-year-old woman who was diagnosed last spring with an incurable brain tumor. Joe Neyer has the same disease and he wants Maynard to know that doctors aren’t always right.

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Police use of body cameras raises hopes and fear

On October 1 st , the Metropolitan Police Department in D.C. began a six-month pilot program to outfit officers with body cameras. It is one of several thousand police departments testing body cameras across the country, from New York City to Mesa, Arizona, to Los Angeles.

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