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Suzy Amis Cameron, wife of director James Cameron, and gardener and educator Paul Hudak inspect seedlings in the MUSE School CA greenhouse in Calabasas, Calif. Amis Cameron, who founded the school with her sister, wants the school menu to be entirely plant-based by fall 2015.

James Cameron-Backed School To Terminate Meat And Dairy

As we've been reporting, the quest to get more fruits, vegetables and whole grains into public schools has once again gotten political.

Name tags hang on a chain-link fence at the DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago to represent the people who are victims of violence.

In Chicago, A Violent Start To The Weekend Leaves 22 Victims

Chicago had another rough few days this weekend: By the Chicago Tribune's count, at least 19 were wounded and three were killed in shootings that spanned the city from Friday afternoon through Saturday morning.

The Tribune reports that two police officers were also hurt during two of the shootings.

In Colombia, FARC Rebels Declare Unilateral Cease-Fire

The leftist rebels in Colombia have announced a unilateral cease-fire that covers the the period before the June 15 presidential elections.

Correspondent John Otis tells our Newscast unit that the cease-fire comes amid intense peace negotiations between the rebels and the Colombian government in Havana, Cuba.

John sent this report:

"The guerrillas, known as the FARC, said the cease-fire will last for three weeks, including the period immediately before and after the voting.

Pope To Host Peres And Abbas For Peace Meeting

On D-Day, The French Remember U.S. Sacrifices

What Happens To Guantanamo Detainees After Their Release

Syrian Crisis Splits Activists And Religious Groups Over Aid

Dudley Pratt (left) talks to reporter Jenny Gold at a gas station in Fenner, Calif. He's frustrated by all the paperwork related to his health insurance these days.

Gripes About Health Costs Punctuate A Cross-Country Trip

Recently, I moved from Washington, D.C., to San Francisco. I drove the Southern route and decided to conduct an informal survey.

I asked folks I met along the way a question relevant to the health care reporting I've been doing for the past five years: What bugs you most about your medical care?

President Obama delivers the commencement address to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on May 28. The president has employed U.S. military force much more sparingly in his second term than his first.

Obama's First-Term Military Moves Give Way To Second-Term Caution

President Obama's first term was marked by the regular and dramatic use of military force: he ramped up troop levels in Afghanistan, increased drone strikes in several countries, bombed Libya and ordered the raid in Pakistan that killed Osama bin Laden.

In his second term, he has used force much more sparingly and his recent foreign policy address at West Point came under considerable criticism for emphasizing what he considers the limits of U.S. military power.

So why such a change?

Wigs play an especially important role in the drama <em>Casa Valentina</em>. The play features Reed Birney (standing) as Charlotte, one of several male characters who spend their weekends dressing and living as women.

While Broadway Sings Its Praise, The Wigmaker Remains Unsung

Every time you see a Broadway show, chances are a lot of the actors are wearing wigs.

Sunday night at the 68th Annual Tony Awards, Broadway's highest honors will be presented in a ceremony at Radio City Music Hall. Awards will go to actors, actresses, set and lighting designers, but not the people who make the wigs the stars wear, even though the wigs are an essential part of theater craft.

Essential, and yet often invisible, says Jason P. Hayes, the wig designer for Harvey Fierstein's Tony-nominated play, Casa Valentina.

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