Laura's Law, U.S. Wine Drinking & Commencement Speakers

High temps, high winds, low humidity... it’s fire season. And Orange County has passed “Laura’s Law,” which means that people suffering from mental illness can be forced into treatment by a court. The U.S. has taken over as the biggest wine consumer in the world, pushing France to #2. This seems to be the year of the commencement address dis-invite. But does anyone remember their commencement speaker? And, in space news, US-Russia tension over Ukraine could take a toll on the US space program.

Banner Image: Dalai Lama with Tulane University president Scott Cowen for Tulane's 2013 commencement ceremony; Credit: Tulane Public Relations