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.”
A police officer prepares to fire tear gas during a clash with protesters near Hong Kong Polytechnic University on Monday. (AP)
A police officer prepares to fire tear gas during a clash with protesters near Hong Kong Polytechnic University on Monday. (AP)
A protester is detained by riot police while attempting to leave the university on Monday. (Reuters)
A protester is detained by riot police while attempting to leave the university on Monday. (Reuters)
Police surround a protester trying to leave the campus amid clashes with authorities. (Reuters)
Police surround a protester trying to leave the campus amid clashes with authorities. (Reuters)
Police detain a protester who was injured while trying to leave the campus Monday. (Reuters)
Police detain a protester who was injured while trying to leave the campus Monday. (Reuters)

Hong Kong protesters make last stand as police close in on besieged university

Protesters who tried to leave the campus were forced back by police using tear gas and rubber bullets. Authorities made dozens of arrests and by mid-afternoon they appeared poised to swoop into the campus once again.
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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.
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.
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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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Stuck with an annoying airline seatmate? Here’s what you can do about it.

The first rule is don’t lose your cool. That can only make matters worse.