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Smoking Toddler Quits; Other Kids Still Lighting Up (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted November 5, 2010 | 13:59:42 (EST)

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Aldi Rizal can barely speak, but he knows how to ask for a cigarette. The two-year old Indonesian boy is best known as "the smoking toddler," a moniker he earned when video of him chain-smoking cigarettes hit the web this spring, shocking viewers all...

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Prison Moms

Posted April 11, 2010 | 18:18:20 (EST)

Imagine awaiting the birth of your child from a jail cell. That's a reality for countless women around the country, sentenced for a crime while pregnant. Another reality: once they deliver, chances are they'll be separated from their child within hours as the baby is taken to relatives or foster...

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Coming of Age in the Digital Age

Posted December 29, 2009 | 17:19:22 (EST)

"At the stroke of midnight on Dec. 31, 1999, Cinderella's electrically powered, computer-generated horse and carriage may turn into a pumpkin."

Thus began one of my first articles written for the student newspaper as a UCLA undergrad. The topic: Y2K, the computer meltdown expected to wreak havoc...

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