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U.S. Calls for Nuke Test Ban at ASEAN Forum

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The U.S. called for passage of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty at the recent ASEAN Forum in Tokyo, Japan. Read More »

Toy Review: ‘Goldie Blox and the Dunk Tank’

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Nacho the Dog makes a splash while kids learn the engineering concept of a hinge. Read More »

Clinton Sparks, The Mowgli’s, Kylie Morgan “Band Together to Banish Bullying”

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Clinton Sparks, The Mowgli's, and Kylie Morgan―hailing from hip-hop, alternative, and country respectively―are coming together to write a song for the “Band Together to Banish Bullying" project. Read More »

Kids Being Left to Die in Car Seats – The Horror Continues

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We’re not talking about forgetting your pocketbook or wallet or cell in the car; this is a living and breathing child that is your responsibility. Read More »

Gadget Review: Ecocozie by Daisy

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Ecocozies give parents one more piece of ammo in the fight against massive waste and it gives kids a stylish, durable way to carry their snacks and lunch. Read More »

VidCon 2014: A Wild Ride on the Digital Video Wave

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VidCon 2014 has come and gone, but what did I really learn from the screaming fans of the YouTube stars? A ton, actually. Read More »

Review (LA): ‘The Last Temptation of Paula Deen’ and ‘God of Abraham’ at the Hollywood Fringe

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A comic celebrity profile and a surreal sketch show wrapped up the Fringe's final weekend. Read More »

World Cup 2014 – The Family That Cheers Together

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We are finally watching the same thing on TV as a family and enjoying every minute of the action. Read More »

Landmines, Princess Diana, and the Danger of First Glances

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The 1999 Ottawa Convention banning landmines has been ratified by 161 nations, including every country in Europe. Noticeable by its omission is the United States, as well as Russia, China, India, and Pakistan. Read More »

Honesty and Integrity in U.S. Soccer

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While playing on the soccer fields of the YMCA and at my school, we were always taught that honor was the expectation, not an idealistic concept. Read More »