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In a Feb. 23, 2017 photo, Dr. Colleen Coleman, right, looks at Dr. Brian Dunn as they reunite at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, Calif., for the first time since she donated her kidney to him. The two have been friendly more than a decade while working together. Coleman is a surgeon and Dunn is an anesthesiologist at Hoag Hospital Newport Beach.  Cindy Yamanaka/The Orange County Register via AP
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — It’s not unusual for a surgeon to save another doctor’s life. But Dr. Colleen Coleman did so by going under the knife to help an ailing colleague who desperately needed a kidney. Coleman donated to Dr. Brian Dunn, an anesthesiologist she works with at Hoag Hospital...
In this Nov. 9, 2016 file photo, a marijuana joint is rolled in San Francisco. On Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, the American Academy of Pediatrics is highlighting warnings about marijuana's potential harms for teens amid increasingly lax laws and attitudes on pot use.  AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File 
CHICAGO (AP) — An influential doctors group is beefing up warnings about marijuana’s potential harms for teens amid increasingly lax laws and attitudes on pot use. Many parents use the drug and think it’s OK for their kids, but “we would rather not mess around with the developing brain,” said Dr...
EAST WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — The East Windsor Board of Selectman Saturday unanimously approved a development agreement with two Connecticut tribes hoping to build a new casino to compete with the MGM Resorts International facility opening in nearby Springfield, Massachusetts. The vote came as the...
WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) — Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is scheduled to speak at her alma mater, Wellesley College. The women’s college near Boston is bringing Albright and other international experts to campus Sunday morning for a panel discussing the global refugee crisis....
MALDEN, Mass. (AP) — The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has two upcoming meetings to discuss charter schools as well as graduation and dropout rates. The board is scheduled to meet at its Malden headquarters on Monday to discuss and vote on new charter schools proposed for...
ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police are investigating a crash in Andover that killed a New Hampshire man. Troopers were called to northbound Interstate 93 shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday on reports of a crash involving multiple vehicles. A pickup truck involved in the crash had gone...
STONEHAM, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a 16-year-old Massachusetts girl was killed in a crash in Stoneham. State police responded to Pond Street around 12:45 a.m. Sunday on a report that a sport-utility vehicle had rolled over in a single-vehicle crash. The driver was found dead at the scene....
GRAFTON, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a fire has destroyed a conference room at the Massachusetts State Police Museum and Learning Center but galleries housing artifacts and exhibits suffered only smoke and water damage. The fire at the museum in Grafton was reported about 9:30 p.m. Saturday....
BOSTON (AP) — Activists are planning to head to Beacon Hill to press lawmakers to support programs for the homeless. Advocates organizing a Statehouse lobbying day Monday want the legislators to pass a bill requiring the state to provide Emergency Assistance shelter to families with children...
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts should set a five-year deadline for 102 public pension systems to transfer their assets to the Pension Reserves Investment Management Board. That’s the conclusion of a policy brief released by the Pioneer Institute, a conservative-leaning think tank. The Pension...

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