Punctuating skepticism of parents’ fear

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Fallon exits ‘Late Night, ‘ headed for ‘Tonight’

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s not so much “goodbye” as “on break.” With Jimmy Fallon’s departure from “Late Night” on Friday after five years in the host chair, he will be off the NBC airwaves a scant 10 days before coming back as host...

Live music and celebrity fans at Rebecca Minkoff

AP Photo/John Minchillo NEW YORK (AP) — If you ever needed proof that designer Rebecca Minkoff is much loved by young women, you had only to look at the celebrities sprinkled in the audience at her runway show Friday. There was Carrie Underwood, the country superstar. There...

Editorial: The CBO report does not show the new health-care law is failing

THE AFFORDABLE Care Act (ACA) was oversold. A brief glance at the Congressional Budget Office’s latest analysis, which is all many observers seem to be giving it, reveals that. But a fair look at what the nonpartisan experts released this week also shows that the law still...

Editorial: CVS’s smart shift away from tobacco

IN MUCH of the discussion about smoking and health, the emphasis has been on action by government or society — higher excise taxes, stronger regulation, more public education campaigns. The recent surgeon general’s report, marking the 50th anniversary of the landmark 1964...

Editorial: The Maryland elections board shouldn’t create an unfair competition

IT WAS curious enough when Maryland’s State Board of Elections decided in December that Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown’s gubernatorial campaign could, in effect, ignore state rules barring fundraising by state officials while the General Assembly is in session. It decreed...

Ignatius: John Kerry, a secretary on a mission

Secretary of State John Kerry was trying to choose his words carefully in talking about his negotiations for a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran and a “framework agreement” between Israelis and Palestinians. As recent experience has shown, one loose statement from Kerry — say,...

King: Go after prostitutes’ Dons, too

Who in the hell is Don? Sure, there are other things in this brief and transitory life that would also be nice to know, such as: Why does the D.C. mayoral race at times resemble a contest for student council president? Is disparate treatment of black D.C. youths the real reason...

Will: President Obama’s magic words and numbers

Barack Obama, the first president shaped by the celebratory culture in which every child who plays soccer gets a trophy and the first whose campaign speeches were his qualification for the office, perhaps should not be blamed for thinking that saying things is tantamount to...

NATO protesters acquitted of terrorism charges

FILE – This combo made of undated file photos provided by the Chicago Police Department shows from left, Brent Vincent Betterly, of Oakland Park, Fla., Jared Chase, of Keene, N.H., and Brian Church, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. On Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, a jury in Chicago...