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Terminal Cancer Patient Postpones Suicide

Brittany Maynard had planned to end her life November 1, but now has put the plan on hold. The 29-year-old, terminally ill brain cancer patient moved to Oregon from California with her husband and family in order to choose the day she would take her life. The state’s “Death with Dignity Act” allows people to [...]

Tom Menino was Boston’s longest-serving mayor. …Menino, who insisted a mayor doesn’t need a grand vision to lead, then went on to shepherd Boston’s economy and shape the skyline and the very identity of the city he loved through an unprecedented five consecutive terms in City Hall, died Thursday. He was 71 and was diagnosed [...]

Brittany Maynard has decided to end her life in Oregon, where doctor-assisted suicide is legal. Pat Robertson blames this decision on liberals. Robertson lashed out that “the so-called liberals are a culture of death, they want to kill babies, they want to kill the terminally ill, they don’t seem to honor life.” Robertson said that [...]

Melissa Rivers is filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the clinic Joan Rivers visited and the doctors involved before she passed away. ​Melissa Rivers is finalizing paperwork with the Financial District firm Gair, Gair, Conason, Steigman, Mackauf, Bloom & Rubinowitz, the sources said. The boutique firm, founded in 1919 making it one of the oldest [...]

Joan Quigley, the astrologer who helped Nancy Reagan plan her husband’s schedule, has died at her San Francisco home at the age of 87. Donald T. Regan, Reagan’s former Chief of Staff, claimed in his memoir that Mrs. Reagan kept Quigley on a $3,000 per month retainer. He said Quigley consulted with Mrs. Reagan up [...]

Ben Bradlee Dead At 93

Long-time Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee has passed away at age 93. From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily. He achieved that goal by combining compelling news stories based on aggressive [...]

Tim Hauser founded the Grammy-winning group in the early ’70’s. [They had] hits such as “Operator” and “The Boy from New York City.” They went on to win multiple pop and jazz Grammy Awards. Their critically acclaimed album, 1985’s “Vocalese,” earned a whopping 12 Grammy nominations. Alan Paul, Janis Siegel and Cheryl Bentyne — who [...]

Joan Rivers died of “anoxic encephalopathy due to hypoxic arrest during laryngoscopy and upper gastrointestinal endoscopy with propofol sedation for evaluation of voice changes and gastroesophageal reflux disease.” In layman’s terms, according to WABC, Rivers had been sedated with propofol before an endoscopy to examine her vocal cords, as well as treat possible acid reflux. She then [...]

Brittany Maynard (pictured), has vowed to end her life November 1, but another terminally ill patient is begging her to reconsider. Maynard, who has stage 4 glioblastoma, released a heartbreaking video this week discussing her desire to die with dignity while also encouraging other states to make the practice of doctor assisted suicide legal. Now, [...]

Jean-Clause “Baby Doc” Duvalier died of a heart attack at age 63. Mr. Duvalier continued to defend what human rights workers called one of the most oppressive governments in the Western Hemisphere, following in the footsteps of his father, François, known as Papa Doc, who died in 1971. The son was 19 when he assumed [...]

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