Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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FDA wants to crack down on teen vaping

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/16/18, 10:19 am

The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday plans to restrict flavored nicotine products after a government survey showed the number of teens using them had skyrocketed. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb wants to stop convenience stores from selling flavored e-cigarette products to minors and ban menthol flavoring in cigarettes and cigars. “I will not allow a generation of children to become addicted to nicotine through e-cigarettes,” Gottlieb said in a statement. He also called for additional steps to prevent the marketing of e-cigarettes directly to kids and online sales to minors.

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Hand recount ordered in Senate race in Florida

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/15/18, 06:13 pm

Florida’s secretary of state has ordered a manual recount of ballots in the state’s U.S. Senate election, but the governor’s race appears to have been decided in unofficial results. Republican Ron DeSantis holds a lead of .41 percentage points over Democrat Andrew Gillum and is the governor-elect for all practical purposes, but the election won’t be certified until Tuesday. In the Senate race, Republican Rick Scott, the outgoing governor of Florida, still has a razor-thin lead of .15 points—just 12,562 votes—over incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson.

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Hee Haw star Roy Clark has died

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/15/18, 01:08 pm

Roy Clark, the musician and comedian who hosted the variety show Hee Haw for nearly a quarter century, died Thursday at his home in Tulsa, Okla., from complications of pneumonia, publicist Jeremy Westby said. He was 85. Clark played the guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, harmonica, and other instruments. He took up guitar as a teen and played with bands across the country before releasing popular singles such as “The Tips of My Fingers” (1963) and “Yesterday When I Was Young” (1969).

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