Belgium doctors clash over euthanasia for mentally ill

In this Thursday, June 29, 2017 photo, psychiatrist Dr. Lieve Thienpont, right, speaks with Amy De Schutter, who received approval for euthanasia about a year ago, in Ghent, Belgium, one of the few countries that allow for euthanasia. Thienpont, a doctor, respected psychiatrist and prominent euthanasia advocate, believes that when modern medicine can’t relieve suffering, euthanasia, when doctors actively kill patients, should be an option. (AP Photo/Maria Cheng)

GHENT, Belgium (AP) — After struggling with mental illness for years, Cornelia Geerts was so desperate to die that she asked her psychiatrist to kill her.

Cub Scout kicked out after gun control question to lawmaker

FILE - In this March, 5, 2009, file photo, Vicki Marble, a Larimer County bail business owner, speaks during an interview in Loveland, Colo. A Cub Scout was kicked out of his group after he questioned Republican state Sen. Marble about gun control and previous contentious comments she made about African-Americans. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)

DENVER (AP) — A Cub Scout was kicked out of his den after he questioned a Colorado state lawmaker about her position on gun control and previous comments she made about African-Americans’ health and eating fried chicken.

Plenty of bereaved military families did not hear from Trump

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly stands next to the podium while speaking to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some got sympathy and solace. Some got silence. One got a promise of cash.

Wrongful conviction no surprise to black community

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2017, file photo, Lamonte McIntyre, who was imprisoned for 23 years for a 1994 double murder in Kansas that he always said he didn't commit, walks out of a courthouse in Kansas City, Kan., with his mother, Rosie McIntyre, after the district attorney dropped the charges. Kansas legislators expect to consider proposals next year to make it easier for people wrongly convicted of major crimes to win compensation from the state. (Tammy Ljungblad /The Kansas City Star via AP, File)

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Rose McIntyre says she wonders whether her refusal to grant regular sexual favors to a white detective prompted him to retaliate against her black son, who spent 23 years in a Kansas prison for a double murder he didn’t commit.

Native American Marine considered a homeland hero

In this Oct. 5, 2017 photo, Jesse DesRosier, Blackfoot language instructor at Cuts Wood School poses in Browning, Mont. DesRosier’s 28-year journey is a dizzying endeavor, even if he’s right back where he started - living on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, a community that at once seems tucked away and exposed, situated on an ecological nexus where rolling, wind-whipped foothills meet the jagged expanse of the Rocky Mountain Front and the birthplace of the Blackfeet creation story. (Greg Lindstrom /Flathead Beacon via AP)

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Charting Jesse DesRosier’s 28-year journey is a dizzying endeavor, even if he’s right back where he started — living on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, a community that at once seems tucked away and exposed, situated on an ecological nexus where rolling, wind-whipped foothills meet the jagged expanse of the Rocky Mountain Front and the birthplace of the Blackfeet creation story.

Chinese propaganda faces competition from celebrities

In this Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 photo, Chinese women walk past advertisement featuring teen idol Lu Han, also known as China's Justin Bieber in Beijing, China. China works to stifle celebrities as it seeks to dictate the values the nation’s youth should embrace. It’s part of the most ambitious effort in years to shape the country’s booming entertainment industry. Instead of selfish, rich stars, the state is promoting performers who are all about patriotism, purity and other values that support the party’s legitimacy, whether in movies about revolutionary heroes or through rap music. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

HONG KONG (AP) — When the propaganda film, “The Founding of an Army,” hit theaters in China recently, the reaction wasn’t quite what the ruling Communist Party might have hoped for.

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