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  • Myanmar army releases child soldiers

    Myanmar army releases child soldiers
    NEW DELHI – The Myanmar army released 62 child soldiers Wednesday in its latest bid to meet international human rights standards, although critics said more children still remain in uniform. Since the army agreed to end the practice in June 2012,...
  • Syria's lost generation: Number of refugee children reaches 1 million

    The number of Syrian children forced to flee their country has reached 1 million, according to United Nations figures, another grim milestone in a war that has claimed more than 100,000 lives. U.N. officials say the conflict, now in its third year,...
  • Gisele Bundchen sings in latest H&M ad. Just perfect.

    Gisele Bundchen sings in latest H&M ad. Just perfect.
    When she isn't busy looking perfect, being Tom Brady's wife, a mother of two or a model, apparently, Gisele Bundchen also sings. Right. Because we really needed something else to make us feel sufficiently inferior today. The 33-year-old Brazilian...
  • Disney Hall's Danny Kaye, Sylvia Fine exhibit sings their praises

     Disney Hall's Danny Kaye, Sylvia Fine exhibit sings their praises
    "Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine: Two Kids From Brooklyn," currently ensconced at Walt Disney Concert Hall's Ira Gershwin Gallery through Feb. 23, is a treasure trove of lyric sheets, performance materials, scripts, correspondence, business papers, posters,...
  • Push to legalize pot stalls out in Annapolis

    Push to legalize pot stalls out in Annapolis
    The Maryland General Assembly yesterday held an extensive set of hearings on a variety of bills dealing with marijuana.  The bills varied from outright legalization to various decriminalization options. Much of the debate was predictable, but a few...
  • Pau Gasol connects with ailing kids at St. Jude hospital in Memphis

    Pau Gasol connects with ailing kids at St. Jude hospital in Memphis
    While in Memphis on Tuesday to play the Grizzlies, Pau Gasol joined his brother Marc for a visit to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The Lakers forward/center has a long relationship with St. Jude, dating back to his days with the Grizzlies (2001-...
  • Pau Gasol: NBA 'a tough business' for a nice guy

    Pau Gasol: NBA 'a tough business' for a nice guy
    Lakers forward/center Pau Gasol has had an up-and-down season, recently playing through an ankle sprain that limited his mobility. "I felt better the last two games," Gasol said in a phone interview with The Times.  "More effective, more explosive."...
  • 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...
  • Polio's war foothold

    Polio's war foothold
    Once virtually eradicated, polio again stalks the Horn of Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. The innocent victims are mostly young children. The perpetrators are insurgents and indifferent governments. The polio resurgence is preventable and it is...
  • Zooey Deschanel, Mindy Kaling, Amy Poehler, Allison Williams in Elle

    Zooey Deschanel, Mindy Kaling, Amy Poehler, Allison Williams in Elle
    Zooey Deschanel, Mindy Kaling, Amy Poehler and Allison Williams are featured on alternating covers of the February "Women in TV" edition of Elle, which goes on sale Jan. 14. [Elle] Marie Claire's February issue, also on sale Jan. 14, features cover girl...
  • L.A. Times Travel Show: 5 items Alyssa Milano always takes on a plane

    L.A. Times Travel Show: 5 items Alyssa Milano always takes on a plane
    While you've been watching Alyssa Milano on TV shows from "Who's the Boss?" to "Mistresses," she's been busy -- as a UNICEF ambassador witnessing the hardship of life in such places as Angola, India and Kosovo in the past decade. You can meet the...