Trump pulls back from ban he once supported on flavored e-cigarettes

President Trump reversed course on a plan to address the youth vaping epidemic because of concerns that job losses and angry vapers might hurt his reelection prospects, officials say.

Whistleblower’s sources ‘exposed things that didn’t need to be exposed,’ Johnson says

“This would have been far better off if we would’ve just taken care of this behind the scenes,” Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said on “Meet the Press.”
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Hong Kong police move on campus, threaten live rounds, retreat before growing flames

Protesters at Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University rained molotov cocktails down on police officers in one of the longest days of fighting since the demonstrations began in June.

Back-to-back losses in key governors’ races send additional warning to Trump and GOP ahead of 2020

The president’s involvement in Kentucky and Louisiana was intended to demonstrate political strength, but the strategy failed.

Democrats fear a long primary slog could drag into summer — and weaken the party

Some Democrats worry that an abundance of viable candidates will lead to a lengthy primary fight that generates conflict.
While President Barack Obama — whom immigrant advocates at one point called the “deporter in chief” — deported 1.18 million people during his first three years in office, President Trump has deported fewer than 800,000.
Planning on driving the Wednesday before? So is everyone. If you head home on Saturday instead of Sunday, the streets will probably reward you.
Government documents leaked to the New York Times revealed Chinese plans to detain millions of ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang region.
They were the subject of an investigation that started with Henderson State University's chief of police.
The queen's second son sat through nearly an hour of forensic questioning about his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, the convicted sex offender who committed suicide in August.
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The most remote emergency room: Life and death in rural America

These physicians, often hundreds of miles away, work out of cubicles instead of exam rooms.
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The trials of life after prison: Short fiction from Mitchell Jackson

"One morning you roll out of a tiny bunk in some decrepit asbestos-filled building bordered by razor wire, and your 20s, where’d they go?"
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