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  • Don't be so quick to dismiss the dangers of marijuana

    Don't be so quick to dismiss the dangers of marijuana
    Last Friday, I appeared on the Marc Steiner show to discuss marijuana policy.  Also on the panel were state Sens. Jamie Raskin Bobby Zirkin (Democrats from Montgomery and Baltimore counties, respectively). You can listen to a podcast of the show by...
  • Relief teams rush to typhoon-devastated Philippines

    Relief teams rush to typhoon-devastated Philippines
    MANILA — With the vast scale of death and destruction slowly coming into focus, international relief teams rushed toward the central Philippines, where one of the strongest storms on record left bereft survivors looting food and water or...
  • U.N. denounces mortar attacks on schools in the Syrian capital

    BEIRUT — The United Nations on Tuesday denounced as “barbaric” a series of recent mortar attacks on schools in Damascus, Syria's capital, that have left at least four students dead and dozens others injured. “These barbaric...
  • Japón eleva hasta 52,1 millones de dólares su ayuda humanitaria a Filipinas

    Japón eleva hasta 52,1 millones de dólares su ayuda humanitaria a Filipinas
    El Gobierno nipón decidió hoy incrementar en 20 millones de dólares su monto de ayuda humanitaria de emergencia para paliar los efectos del devastador tifón Haiyán en Filipinas, con lo que el total de asistencia proveniente de Japón se eleva hasta los 52,...
  • For new moms and hospitals, baby nursery vs. 'rooming in' is a debate

    For new moms and hospitals, baby nursery vs. 'rooming in' is a debate
    After giving birth by cesarean section — a major abdominal surgery — Kristine Coogan felt like she wasn't the ideal person to care for her infant that first night. But to her surprise, Coogan said, the nurses declined to take her newborn...
  • Pau Gasol raising money for Philippines; visits L.A. kids' hospital

    Lakers forward-center Pau Gasol is raising money to help children who are suffering after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines. "I am helping UNICEF raise money for their efforts on the ground," writes Gasol on crowdrise.com.  "I am pledging $1,000...
  • Party favors: ideas for creating a very merry bash

    Party favors: ideas for creating a very merry bash
    It really is the most wonderful time of the year: check your guest list twice, deck your halls and prepare to celebrate straight through to the New Year. Whatever your holiday traditions — Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas — it's the...
  • In the Arts: LCAD fundraiser will help Typhoon Haiyan victims

    LCAD fundraiser will help Typhoon Haiyan victims The Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) will host a fundraiser for Typhoon Haiyan relief from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 9. Students, faculty and staff will create and donate works, which will be sold at "Art...
  • Marion Cotillard wears Dior, Dame Edna helps Stella McCartney

    Marion Cotillard wears Dior, Dame Edna helps Stella McCartney
    Marion Cotillard wore a striking dress from Dior Haute Couture to the "Waltz With Monica" premiere at the 13th Marrakech International Film Festival on Wednesday. The elegant dress adds a touch of whimsy with orange-and-black-striped silk layered under...
  • Syrian civil war heightens polio risk [Commentary]

    Syrian civil war heightens polio risk [Commentary]
    In 1951, my Great Uncle William Kirkpatrick, who had polio, became the first person to be injected with Jonas Salk's experimental polio vaccine. The vaccine would become Salk's gift to the world, but at the time it was untested and undergoing...
  • Honor the legacy of my father, Christopher Reeve

     Honor the legacy of my father, Christopher Reeve
    My father, actor Christopher Reeve, loved to travel, even after he was paralyzed from a severe spinal cord injury. During trips to places in the United States and abroad, he spoke with many people who, like him, had to find ways to navigate daily life...