Terminally ill woman Brittany Maynard, advocate of death with dignity laws, has ended her life

Terminally ill woman Brittany Maynard, advocate of death with dignity laws, has ended her life
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Brittany Maynard, who announced she would end her life on Nov. 1 after being diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma, died Saturday. She was 29.

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Catherine Garcia, The Week US

Catherine Garcia is night editor for TheWeek.com. Her writing and reporting has appeared in Entertainment Weekly and EW.com, The New York Times, The Book of Jezebel, and other publications. A Southern California native, Catherine is a graduate of the University of Redlands and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.