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California governor signs doctor-assisted death bill for terminal patients

California will now join Oregon, Washington, Vermont, and Montana in allowing physicians to prescribe lethal medications to terminally ill patients.


Today in history: Meet the Blind Month

Blindness is not the characteristic that defines people or their future.


Right wingers shift strategy: Government to stay open for now

Resolutions passed by large majorities in both houses guarantee that federal agencies will continue receiving their current levels of funding until December 11.


EPI plan: Tax the rich, strengthen social security, rebuild infrastructure

By 2040, federal debt would be 54 percent of gross domestic product, not the present 74 percent - and less than debt proposed by right wingers.


A decade after Katrina: what we’ve learned and refuse to learn

A decade later, the nation has made little progress in addressing the systemic problems Hurricane Katrina laid bare.


Black Cat Appreciation Day: the perfect time to adopt

"Black cats are still the least likely to be adopted, and they need people to give them a chance."


Ending Cuban blockade could improve U.S. health

If the current thaw in U.S.-Cuban relations leads to lifting the decades-long blockade, we will have access to life-saving drugs and vaccines now banned in the U.S.


Indiana HIV epidemic underscores value of syringe services programs

The Foundation for AIDS Research has released a new brief that underscores the importance of syringe service programs.


Medicare turns 50 with vigor in Los Angeles

The slogan of the day was "Medicare: As American as Apple Pie."


Birthday PIE for Medicare: celebrations urge expanding it for all

"Because of Medicare, our seniors have access to health care, they're living longer lives, decent lives. That's something worth fighting for!"

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