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Life and death changes in New Zealand

Death | Hospitals and insurance carriers prepare for “assisted deaths”
by Leah Hickman
Posted 11/09/20, 05:40 pm

Voters last month made New Zealand the seventh country to legalize euthanasia. The official results of the referendum, released last week, show 65 percent voted in favor of the “End of Life Choice Act.” Terminally ill adults with fewer than six months to live will be able to request euthanasia or assisted suicide starting in November 2021.

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European migrant routes shift

International | Spain’s Canary Islands records more migrant arrivals and deaths
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/07/20, 02:33 pm

An overcrowded boat with more than 200 migrants departed on Oct. 24 from the coastal town of Mbour in western Senegal for the Canary Islands, an autonomous Spanish archipelago near West Africa. Hours later, the boat caught fire and capsized off Senegal’s northwestern coast. At least 140 people died in what is now the deadliest shipwreck of the year.

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Voting outside the box

Politics | Trump performed better than expected with Latino voters
by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/06/20, 05:00 pm

Early 2020 exit polls estimate that in a year of increased racial tensions, President Donald Trump improved his standing

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