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Watch an excerpt of Dr. Atul Gawande on his new book, “Being Mortal”. The interview airs in full on Thursday’s PBS NewsHour. In the wake of the first confirmed death of a patient diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, some...
Watch the Illinois gubernatorial debate at 9 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Oct. 9, featuring incumbent governor Pat Quinn (D) and Bruce Rauner (R). Live stream courtesy of WTVP. Incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner...
Photo by Time Sloan/AFP/Getty Images Editor’s Note: For the second time in just two weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld state laws which limit voter access to the polls. The latest ruling keeps in place North Carolina restrictions which...
Kenyan health officials help passengers fill out medical forms before screening them as they arrive at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi on Aug. 14. Photo by Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images WASHINGTON — The Obama administration...
Syrian Kurds cross into Turkey near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province on Sept. 19. The Syrian Kurds were fleeing Islamic State fighters who advanced into their villages. Photo by Ilyas Akengin/AFP/Getty Images WASHINGTON — Even as...
Willpower is localized, says psychologist and “Marshmallow Test” author Walter Mischel. Photo by Flickr user Jinx!. Editor’s Note: In part two of Paul Solman’s conversation with Columbia psychologist Walter Mischel, father...