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Getting in the poverty-fighting zone

Compassion | A program to encourage development of blighted areas makes slow progress
by Charissa Koh
Posted 1/08/20, 03:18 pm

A Texas town with a population of about 10,000, is growing wildly just northeast of Austin. The capital city’s high housing prices have pushed families away from downtown to places like Manor, where they can afford a decent house and avoid a lengthy commute.

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Beyond the panicky headlines

International | Questions remain after the death of an Iranian general
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 1/07/20, 03:31 pm

Many American journalists report battles within our government but don’t recognize fissures in the regimes of Iran, China, and other countries. I spoke Sunday evening (audio here) with international affairs strategist George Friedman, chairman of Geopolitical Futures, and asked him how his background in intelligence and international strategy influenced his perception of last Friday’s sensational report from Iraq. His edited responses are below.

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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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