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Vatican: Assisted suicide, euthanasia “intrinsically evil”

ROME — The Vatican on Tuesday reaffirmed its stance that euthanasia and assisted suicide are “intrinsically evil,” and told priests they should minister to those contemplating such deaths to try to change their minds but shouldn’t be present at the end if they don’t.

Shows are working to connect viewers with help – thank ‘13 Reasons Why’

When Netflix debuted “13 Reasons Why” in the spring of 2017, it quickly became one of the platform’s most popular – and controversial – offerings. The drama, which counted Selena Gomez among its executive producers and was adapted from the bestselling YA novel by Jay Asher, was full of issues teens navigate in high school.

Trump plan to stem vet suicides focuses on public awareness

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump released a long-awaited plan Wednesday to address the persistently high number of suicides by veterans, with initiatives including firearm safety, wellness programs at workplaces and new barriers near railroads and bridges.

Abbott says top Malaysian leaders suspected pilot of MH370

Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said the “top levels” of the Malaysian government long suspected that the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 almost six years ago was a mass murder-suicide by the pilot.

Brother of Manchester Arena bomber goes on trial for murder

The younger brother of the suicide bomber who killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester is just as guilty as the attacker, a British prosecutor said Tuesday, as the surviving sibling went on trial for murder.

Daybreak Youth Services says $500,000 budget gap could force closure of treatment facilities in Spokane, Vancouver

Daybreak, which was founded in Spokane in 1978, says its financial situation follows the troubled expansion of its treatment facility in the Vancouver area. Now the organization is seeking loans and donations to continue providing services on both sides of the state. “The idea that Spokane youth, and youth across the state, will not have access to our services quite literally is a life-or-death situation that we are dealing with,” a spokeswoman said.

Afghan bomber hits medical facility near Bagram Air Base

A powerful suicide bombing targeted an under-construction medical facility on Wednesday near Bagram Air Base, the main American base north of the Afghan capital, the U.S. military said, and six Afghans were reported wounded.