Thursday, October 23, 2014

Turkish forces tanks and armored vehicles patrol the Turkish-Syrian border October 20, 2014 in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, Turkey. According to Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkey will reportedly allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to cross the Syrian border to fight Islamic State (IS) militants in the Syrian city of Kobani while the United States has sent planes to drop weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Syrian Kurdish fighters around Kobani.  - (Photo by Gokhan Sahin/Getty Images)

The Role Of Turkey In The Fight Against ISIS

10 a.m. (ET)

Many say Turkey's direct involvement is critical to the coalition's fight against ISIS, but Turkey is asking for more protection from coalitions forces near its border with Syria. Understanding Turkey's role in the region and the militant group's growing reach.

This undated photo provided by the Maynard family shows Brittany Maynard. The terminally ill California woman moved to Portland, Ore., to take advantage of Oregon's Death with Dignity Act, which was established in the 1990s. Maynard wants to pass a similar law in California and has turned to advocacy in her final days.  - (AP Photo/Maynard Family)

New Efforts To Expand Options For Terminally Ill Patients

11 a.m. (ET)

Last week, more than 7 million people watched a video made by a young woman with terminal cancer who explains her wish to control how and when she dies. The ongoing debate over terminally ill patients who want to end their lives and how to improve palliative care.

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