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Bebeto Matthews/AP, file
AP News
January 02, 2020 - 3:32 pm
U.S. health officials will ban most flavored e-cigarettes popular with underage teenagers, but with major exceptions that benefit vaping manufacturers, retailers and adults who use the nicotine-emitting devices. Read more here.
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Brian M. Kolb
Ontario County Sheriff's Office via AP
AP News
January 02, 2020 - 3:09 pm
The top Republican in the New York State Assembly was charged New Year's Eve with driving while intoxicated in his state-issued vehicle, just a week after he wrote a newspaper column warning citizens against getting behind the wheel drunk. Read more here.
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Former Secretary of Housing and Presidential candidate Julian Castro waves during The Iowa Democratic Party Liberty & Justice Celebration on November 1, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa.
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CNN
January 02, 2020 - 9:27 am
Julián Castro ended his presidential campaign on Thursday after the former Housing and Urban Development secretary failed to gain traction in the large field of Democratic candidates. Read more here.
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NBA Commissioner David Stern takes a question from a reporter during a news conference following an NBA Board of Governors meeting in Dallas.
Tony Gutierrez/AP Photo, File
AP News
January 01, 2020 - 5:48 pm
David Stern, the basketball-loving lawyer who took the NBA around the world during 30 years as its longest-serving commissioner and oversaw its growth into a global powerhouse, died Wednesday. He was 77. Read more here.
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Jackie Ryan of Forest Park, Ill., becomes the first person in Illinois to purchase recreational marijuana as she purchases marijuana products from employee Brea Mooney left, at Sunnyside dispensary Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, in Chicago.
Paul Beaty/AP Photo
AP News
January 01, 2020 - 1:28 pm
The sale of marijuana for recreational purposes became legal Wednesday in Illinois to the delight of pot fans — many who began lining up hours early at dispensaries. Read more here.
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Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, right, of Tree of Life/Or L'Simcha Congregation hugs Rabbi Cheryl Klein, left, of Dor Hadash Congregation and Rabbi Jonathan Perlman during a community gathering held in the aftermath of a deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue
Matt Rourke/AP Photo, File
AP News
January 01, 2020 - 8:04 am
When a machete-wielding attacker walked into a rabbi's home in Monsey, New York, during Hanukkah and a gunman fired on worshippers at a Texas church 14 hours later, the two congregations in different regions of the country joined a growing list of faith communities that have come under attack in...
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West Virginia correctional cadets seen apparently giving a Nazi salute.
West Virginia Division of Corrections
CNN
December 31, 2019 - 11:35 am
All of the West Virginia correctional cadets seen apparently giving a Nazi salute will be fired, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced. Read more here.
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Police and fire departments surround the scene of a shooting at West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas.
Yffy Yossifor/Star-Telegram via AP
AP News
December 30, 2019 - 8:45 pm
Alarms went off in Jack Wilson's head the moment a man wearing a fake beard, a wig, a hat and a long coat walked into a Texas church for Sunday services. Read more here.
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Grafton Thomas
Julius Constantine Motal/AP
AP News
December 30, 2019 - 10:44 am
Handwritten journals containing anti-Semitic references were found in the home of the man charged with federal hate crimes Monday in the stabbing and slashing of five people celebrating Hanukkah at a rabbi's house north of New York City, authorities said. Read more here.
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A passerby walks in front of the American Jewish History Museum.
Ed Hille/Philadelphia Inquirer/MCT/Sipa USA via USA Today
Justin Udo
December 29, 2019 - 3:50 pm
The stabbing of five people at a Hanukkah party in New York is being called an act of domestic terrorism. Local people of Jewish faith say this recent rash of anti-Semitic attacks is making them feel uneasy. Read more here.
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