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GET YOUR VAPE ON: A store in south Minneapolis advertises its selection of e-cigarettes. Lawmakers in St. Paul are working on a variety of regulations restricting where the devices can be used and sold.

Surgeon general’s e-cigarette report panned as ‘truly terrible’

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Critics blasted U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy's first report on e-cigarettes, saying it ignores science and potential vaping benefits.

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Published on: December 8, 2016

Will Pennsylvania add education savings accounts to school choice mix?

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Nearly 20 states are expected to consider some form of education savings account measure during their 2017 legislative s ...
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Published on: December 8, 2016

Repudiating Paris climate agreement, ending Clean Power Plan top CEI agenda

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Emerging from what it considers the wilderness of the Obama administration, the Competitive Enterprise Institute unvei ...
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Published on: December 8, 2016

THIS JUST IN

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What the Journal Sentinel left out of its ‘hit job’ on Sheriff Clarke

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“This has everything to do with politics and my support of Donald Trump,” the sheriff said. “These people are invested in br ...
Published on: December 7, 2016
FIRST AMENDMENT: Apparently, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., is not familiar with the definition of a "free press."

Expunged records bill causes First Amendment debate in Tallahassee

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A new bill proposed by Florida state Sen. Greg Steube has First Amendment advocates crying foul.
Published on: December 8, 2016
Pittsburgh's pension system is only 62 percent funded, but that's way better than it was just two years ago.

Pension system ‘treading water’ in Pittsburgh

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The employee pension system in Pittsburgh remains chronically underfunded, despite major cash infusions over the last twelve years ...
Published on: December 8, 2016
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Sound experts spar over appropriate wind turbine noise standards

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Acoustic experts representing proponents and critics of industrial wind power squared off for the first round of public hearings ...
Published on: December 7, 2016
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Project grades states on health care accessibility

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“Who may practice medicine? Which services can nurses provide? Who can own a medical practice? What constitutes malpractice? Can ...
Published on: December 7, 2016
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Economist: Tax incentive deals aren’t a proven roadmap to economic growth

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New polling suggests that Donald Trump’s recent Carrier incentive deal was “wildly popular,” but the president-elect’s fir ...
Published on: December 7, 2016
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Parties weigh-in on assisted suicide exemption as court decision looms

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With a court ruling expected in weeks, conscientious health care professionals say they should not be forced to counsel or aid pat ...
Published on: December 7, 2016
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Local lobbying bill tops $16 million at taxpayer expense

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Local governments, including public schools, paid $16,062,496 in taxpayer dollars to lobby the Texas Legislature in 2015. More mon ...
Published on: December 7, 2016
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Congressional committees want answers on Tomah VA hospital

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Administrators at the troubled Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center are answering a lot of tough questions this week from congres ...
Published on: December 7, 2016

TRENDINg

DHS shuts down aerial surveillance on border

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security quietly shut down Operation Phalanx, an aerial surveillance program that interc ...
Published on: November 18, 2016

Left rage attempts to trump free speech at UW-Madison

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“If you want to talk, talk. If you want to shout, then get the hell out,” he told the protesters. “At least wait u ...
Published on: November 17, 2016

Social Security whistleblower: ‘Everything has been compromised’

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The records have been “paraded about the office by an employee,” the source said.
Published on: November 16, 2016

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