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Artisanal Vapers? For Some, The Habit's About Much More Than Quitting Tobacco

  • News source: Chaseedaw Giles
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A Juul pod is not an e-cigarette is not a vape pen is not a mod, as any serious vaper can tell you.

But then, what kind of serious vaper do you ask? Check social media, and you'll see mentions of "nicotine casuals" and vapers drawn to THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. There are the hobbyists, with all their sub-genres: Do-It-Yourselfers, cloud chasers, sub-ohmers, coil builders and other device modifiers, called modders. Not to mention social media influencers.

Finding your tribe among vapers is more complex than finding your Hogwarts...
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Shooting reported at California high school, multiple believed to be injured

  • News source: ABC News: Top Stories
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A shooting was reported Thursday morning at a high school in Santa Clarita near Los Angeles, where multiple people are believed to be injured, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Deputies have swarmed the scene at Saugus High School, about 35 miles north of downtown Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

Students were led single file through the campus by armed officers. Multiple ambulances were spotted at the scene as worried parents jammed the streets.

Other nearby schools were placed on lockdown, according to...
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Kellyanne Conway says 'nothing new' in impeachment hearing despite new revelations

  • News source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - Politics
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Washington (CNN)Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway argued Thursday that there was "nothing new" in the first public hearing of the impeachment inquiry -- despite the top US diplomat in Ukraine revealing a previously unknown conversation involving President Donald Trump that more directly ties the President to the scandal.

She dismissed top US diplomat in Ukraine Bill Taylor's sworn testimony about a conversation Trump had after his infamous July phone call with the Ukrainian President, telling CNN that it would be regarded in a court of law...
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Senate report: Whistleblowers blast Trump administration's immigration policies

  • News source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - Politics
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(CNN)The Trump administration's immigration policies have taken a toll on some of the officers tasked with carrying them out, according to a scathing report by Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley.

The 81-page report released Thursday compiles whistleblower accounts and media reports to provide an overview of the administration's crackdown on migrants seeking asylum in the United States and attempts to curb migration to the southern border.

In one email, dated August 12, 2019, and obtained by Merkley's office, an asylum officer denounced one of the...
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Watch live: Trump holds rally in Bossier City, Louisiana

  • News source: Politics - CBSNews.com
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President Trump is rallying supporters in Louisiana for the second week in a row. On Thursday, the president is heading to Bossier City after holding a rally last week in Monroe, Louisiana.

Thursday's rally is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. ET.

The president's second rally in the state comes after the first day of public testimony in the impeachment inquiry. On Wednesday, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, Bill Taylor testified that one of his aides overheard Mr. Trump on a phone call with U.S. Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland, asking about "the...
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Jeff Sessions dons MAGA hat again in new campaign ad

  • News source: Alex Pappas
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Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions – working to repair his relationship with President Trump as he ramps up his campaign for the U.S. Senate in Alabama – puts a “Make America Great Again” hat back on his head in a new campaign ad.

A campaign senior adviser told Fox News the ad will run statewide in every market for about 10 days.

The ad, called “First to Endorse,” highlights Sessions’ early support for Trump. Sessions in February 2016 was the first senator to endorse Trump’s candidacy, wearing one of the trademark Trump campaign hats at the...
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Sanders, AOC unveil ‘Green New Deal for Public Housing’ to fund solar panels, ‘community gardens’

  • News source: Adam Shaw
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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Thursday will announce a sweeping plan to overhaul public housing as part of their fight against climate change -- a $180 billion agenda that would fund solar panels, energy-efficiency upgrades and “community gardens” for buildings across the country.

The plan, which will be announced outside the Capitol Building on Thursday afternoon, is the left-wing lawmakers’ latest plank in their broader goal of overhauling the economy with a government-led approach to combat climate...
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Michael Bloomberg to skip New Hampshire primary

  • News source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - Politics
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Washington (CNN)Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will not file for the Democratic presidential primary in New Hampshire, a senior Bloomberg adviser confirmed to CNN on Thursday, following a plan to skip contests in early states should he decide to officially launch a 2020 bid.

The filing deadline for New Hampshire, where the first Democratic primary takes place next year, is Friday. Advisers say the former mayor still has not made a final decision about whether to enter the Democratic primary race.

Bloomberg's decision to skip the state's...
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Watch live: Pelosi, McCarthy speak after after public impeachment hearing

  • News source: Politics - CBSNews.com
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy are holding press conferences Thursday, a day after two key witnesses testified in the first public hearing in the House impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

Career diplomat William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, testified on Wednesday alongside George Kent, the deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs. The historic hearing was carried live across the major broadcast and cable news networks and gave the American public its first look at...
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Democratic presidential field swells as Massachusetts' Patrick jumps in

  • News source: Reuters: Politics
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on Thursday said he was seeking the Democratic party’s 2020 presidential nomination despite an already crowded field in an effort to bring a divided country - and splintering political party - together.

Patrick, a 63-year-old African-American and close ally of former Democratic President Barack Obama, announced his candidacy in an online video, joining nearly 20 other candidates seeking to challenge Republican Donald Trump in next year’s election.

He said he respected the current...
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Chad Wolf Becomes Homeland Security's Acting Secretary And Names Cuccinelli As No. 2

  • News source: Bill Chappell
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The Department of Homeland Security now has new leadership: Hours after acting Secretary Chad Wolf was sworn into that post, he named Ken Cuccinelli as his deputy. Cuccinelli is an immigration hardliner who was once seen as President Trump's pick for the top job.

The Senate confirmed Wolf as the under secretary of the Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans with a 54-41 vote on Wednesday. In Homeland Security's revolving door, that put him into the leadership role on an acting basis: the previous acting secretary, Kevin McAleenan, announced his...
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Dead newborn with umbilical cord attached found lying on ground in vacant lot

  • News source: ABC News: Top Stories
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A newborn with the umbilical cord still attached has been found dead, lying on the ground in a vacant lot, police said.

The discovery was made Tuesday night in Port Jervis, New York, which is about 90 miles from New York City and near where Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York intersect.

At about 10:30 p.m., officers responded to a report of a dead infant in a vacant lot, according to the Port Jervis Police Department. The baby "appeared to have been born recently" and had its umbilical cord attached, said police.

Authorities identified and...
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