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Dying US Woman, Advocate for Assisted Suicide, Takes Own Life

A terminally ill U.S. woman who became a leading advocate for assisted suicide for dying patients has taken her own life.  Brittany Maynard died Saturday in Portland, Oregon after taking a lethal dose of medication, three weeks before her 30th birthday. Maynard was diagnosed earlier this year with advanced brain cancer and was given little time to live.  She and her husband, Dan Diaz, left their home in California because Oregon allows terminally ill patients to end their...

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