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FDA to ban most e-cigarette flavor cartridges

by Harvest Prude
Posted 1/03/20, 12:09 pm

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration announced on Thursday it will ban e-cigarette cartridge flavor pods except for menthol and tobacco. The Food and Drug Administration will target companies that sell fruit, candy, mint, and dessert flavors. But the ban exempts large, tank-based devices that allow adult vape shop consumers to mix their own nicotine liquids.

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Trump cracks wise at turkey pardoning

by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/27/19, 12:32 pm

Thanks to a pardon from President Donald Trump, this year’s national Thanksgiving turkey gets immunity from congressional subpoenas, too. At the annual White House turkey pardoning ceremony on Tuesday, Trump made a quip about House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., calling the turkey to testify in impeachment proceedings. The president said the turkey’s testimony to Congress would be more valuable because, “unlike previous witnesses, you and I have actually met. It’s very unusual.”

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Whistleblower worried about election interference

by Harvest Prude
Posted 9/26/19, 12:39 pm

WASHINGTON—The whistleblower who raised concerns about President Donald Trump’s July phone call to the Ukrainian president said he thought Trump meant to “solicit interference from a foreign country” in the upcoming presidential election. On Thursday, the House Intelligence Committee released a declassified portion of the complaint.

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