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Ruling Bolsters California Assisted Death Law, Group Says

RIVERSIDE — A judge has ruled California’s law allowing terminally ill people to end their lives was passed legitimately during a special session of the Legislature, dampening a long-running criticism by opponents who sued over the measure. The decision is ...
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Poll: Americans Grateful at Holidays, and a Bit Stressed

MINNEAPOLIS — Wade Holcomb has a lot to be grateful for this year. In addition to graduating college and getting a job, he also has a beautiful 4-month-old girl — who will be celebrating her first Christmas with her dad clearly wrapped around her tiny fingers....
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DJ Art Laboe, 93, Spins Oldies to Link Inmates and Family

PALM SPRINGS — It's approaching 9 p.m. and Art Laboe adjusts the microphone as Sister Sledge's "We Are Family" ends. "And now it's time for you to call up for those goodnight dedications," Laboe announces. "Hello?" a young girl says. "I want to dedicate ...
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GOP Frantically Huddles on Family Separation Crisis

WASHINGTON — Republicans on Capitol Hill frantically searched on Tuesday for ways to end the administration's policy of separating families after illegal border crossings, ahead of a visit from President Donald Trump to discuss broader immigration legislation....