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The Great American Milk Drive, a program that provides milk to food banks, kicked off at the Georgetown Safeway grocery store on Thursday. Speakers included, left to right, Catherine Savage, alternate Maryland dairy princess 2016; Laurie Savage, a Montgomery County dairy farmer; Matt Boyd, a Safeway regional manager; Brian Mitchell, a former Redskins running back; Kimberly Purcell, industry relations manager for the Milk Processor Education Program; and Molly McGlinchy, food resource director at the Capital Area Food Bank. (Photographs by Jason Tidd/The Washington Times)

Former Redskins running back: Drinking milk 'made me healthy and strong'

- The Washington Times

Former Washington Redskins running back Brian Mitchell attributes his healthy bones to drinking milk — lots of it. "As a young kid, two gallons of milk a week would be gone by myself," Mr. Mitchell said Thursday during an appearance at the Georgetown Safeway grocery store. "I know it made me healthy and strong."

A 14-year-old at Rockville High School said she was raped by two illegal immigrant students. The charges were dismissed, but the boys now face child pornography charges for an explicit video the girl sent them, although she has not been charged for sending it. (Associated Press)

Maryland high school rape case refocuses sexting debates

- The Washington Times

Child pornography charges against a pair of illegal immigrants previously accused of raping a fellow student at Rockville High School have refocused attention on the problem of teen sexting.

Actress Angelina Jolie adopted three foreign-born children.

American adoptions of foreign children still declining

Associated Press

The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. parents dropped almost 5 percent last year, continuing a steady decline that's now extended for 12 years, according to new State Department figures.

In this image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures, Chris Evans, left, and McKenna Grace appear in a scene from, "Gifted." (Wilson Webb/Fox Searchlight Pictures via AP)

'Gifted' is less than the sum of its parts

- Associated Press

There are several positive factors in the mixed equation that is "Gifted," starring Chris Evans and the appealing 10-year-old Mckenna Grace: A brilliant and precocious yet sweetly empathetic young girl. A devoted and decidedly hunky father figure. And then there's math itself, presented not as a refuge for social misfits, but as an exciting and elegant pursuit.

In this Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 photo, an unidentified person leaves the EZ Money Check Cashing storefront in Omaha, Neb. About 80 Nebraska businesses offer payday loans, according to the state Department of Banking and Finance. Several of these businesses, including EZ Money, have multiple storefronts. A Nebraska legislative committee on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, will hear two vastly different approaches to regulating the payday lending industry. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Speaking truth to power about financial literacy

A new pre-paid debit card specifically for African Americans has the potential to empower people of color, put badly needed funds into the "frontlines" of our inner city church charities, give assistance to young African American adults seeking a better education or trade and spread the message to go your own way.

Asthma : What to know and what to do

Do you or someone you love continue to have a dry hacking cough that seems it just won't go away? Does it seem to get worse after laughing, physical activities, or crying? Is there frequent coughing, especially at night?

Becoming a doctor? The costs and the rewards

Recently, I was asked to speak on a topic assignment with a national television news organization with respect to a countrywide breaking story titled: "Nine out of 10 Physicians Unwilling to Recommend Health Care as a Profession, Exacerbating Anticipated Physician Shortage."

In this April 21, 1996 photo, Robin Williams reads to a group of children during a special children's program at the new main library in San Francisco. Williams helped inaugurate the city's new library by reading stories to the children. Williams was everywhere in San Francisco, it seemed, as he made a place for himself in the everyday fabric of a city where he once said he passed for normal. (AP Photo/San Francisco Examiner, Bob McLeod, File)

20 books to enjoy reading with your children

- Deseret News

There are many books that parents will tire of, or not be able to discuss with their children, But here are 20 books both you and your child will enjoy.

The Walt Disney Company announced Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, that it is teaming up with Snapchat to create new shows. (Facebook, Walt Disney Company)

Disney raising ticket prices

- Associated Press

Walt Disney World and Disneyland are increasing single-day tickets at certain times of the year and setting expiration dates on tickets in hopes of preventing overcrowding during the theme parks' busiest times, company officials said Saturday.

Kellyanne Conway

Thank God for Kellyanne Conway

She's one of the smartest, most kind, most thoughtful people you could ever hope to meet. And the mass media are intent on destroying her.

Curtis "Coach Peedy" Monroe leads practice of the Benning Terrace Pop Warner football team in Washington. The coach tried to save Chicquelo Abney from the streets by keeping him involved in football. His Pop Warner football coaches recall that he took his performance on the field - and his appearance - seriously. (J.M. EDDINS JR./THE WASHINGTON TIMES/File)

Lawmaker wants to ban tackling in youth football

- Associated Press

Growing evidence of a link between football hits and brain injuries has led all 50 states to pass laws aimed at protecting young people from concussions, but a New York lawmaker wants to go even further - banning tackle football.

Stock your pantry with these basics

As we continue to set aim to make healthy choices - our kitchens are central in helping to promote and support healthy eating. In fact, our refrigerator, freezer and pantry - if not properly stocked with staples - could be contributing to sabotaging our best efforts.