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  • January 17, 2015  

    More than a decade after Belgium legalized euthanasia, it made headlines last year when it became the first country to lift any age restrictions for the procedure. Under the law, terminally ill children can request euthanasia if they are near death, and suffering “constant and unbearable physical” pain with no available treatment. NewsHour’s Ivette Feliciano reports. Continue reading

  • November 8, 2014  

    U.S. soccer star Brandi Chastain has changed her mind about kids heading the ball in soccer, saying the practice should be banned for players aged 14 and younger. NewsHour Weekend’s William Brangham discusses the issue with the World Cup and Olympic soccer champion. Continue reading

  • March 16, 2014  

    Recent outbreaks of measles on both the East and West Coasts highlight a larger story about how infectious diseases that had all but disappeared in the U.S. are now reappearing. Why are some of these diseases showing back up? Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Stephen Morse, a professor of epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, about the reasons for these outbreaks. Continue reading