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Loneliness and social isolation can affect health for the worse. So a California hospital is training volunteers to provide companionship and friendly assistance.

Lung cancer affects mostly older people, but they're often not offered surgery as a treatment. A study finds that most older people can tolerate surgery, and that it extends lives.

Now that marijuana use is allowed in 28 states, it has opened up renewed questions about the drug as a pain reliever for people — including players in the National Football League.

Prosecutors in South Korea will question President Park on allegations of corruption and cronyism. The move comes in the wake of massive protests calling for the president to step down.

A young man from Nairobi has become the first African elected student body president at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He talks about the change from growing up in Kenya.

A prize-winning documentary in Brazil is highlighting a new trend in barbershops, where fresh hairstyles are mixing with changing ideas about gender and race.

President-elect Donald Trump picked Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general. Georgetown law professor and former federal prosecutor Paul Butler discusses the next chapter for the Justice Department.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the most important voice for liberal democracy in Europe, announced on Sunday that she will run for another term in 2017.

A leadership crisis continues in South Korea, where prosecutors announced Sunday that President Park Geun-hye will be investigated as a suspect in a growing corruption and cronyism scandal.

With the future of U.S. trade deals in flux under President-elect Trump, Financial Times reporter Shawn Donnon discusses President Obama's meetings with world leaders at an economic summit in Peru.

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