29-year-old Brittany Maynard chose to die on Saturday

Brittany Maynard, the woman behind a heartbreaking video campaign in which she told the world she had chosen to die, ended her life on Saturday with lethal prescription drugs.
The 29-year-old was diagnosed on New Year’s Day with terminal brain cancer and given six months to live. Maynard and her husband, Dan Diaz, decided to move from California to Oregon, as the state has assisted-suicide laws which give terminally ill patients the option to end their lives
It was there that Maynard decided she would end her life on Nov. 1, two days after her husband’s birthday and less than three weeks before her 30th birthday Read more…More about Us World, Us, Videos, Health Fitness, and Brittany Maynard

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China: Chicken Sales Suspended Over Concerns About Avian Flu

As the Chinese get ready for Lunar New Year feasts, several areas in China have banned the sale of live chickens, as fears grew over the spread of avian influenza.

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Half of Class Takes Holiday Off? Soon Whole City May

Many Asian students will be skipping school in New York on Friday to celebrate the Lunar New Year, and Mayor Bill de Blasio is open to making it an official school holiday.

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On 35th Anniversary of Diplomatic Ties With U.S., China Tries to Soften Image

China has moved to expand friendly cultural exchanges with the United States and promote a series of prominent collaborations in music, dance and education, particularly in New York.

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At Lunar New Year, a Big, Red Target for Pickpockets

Though many Chinese residents see an increased risk of theft year round, crime rates often spike during the Lunar New Year, when elders traditionally give cash gifts to younger relatives.

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