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E-cigarettes: fresh air or smoke and mirrors?

 

NEW YORK (AP) — On the edge of the SoHo neighborhood downtown, The Henley Vaporium is an intimate hipster hangout with overstuffed chairs, exposed brick, friendly counter help — but no booze.

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Methodists end minister's NY same-sex wedding case

NEW YORK (AP) — A retired United Methodist Church minister accused of breaking church law by officiating his son's same-sex wedding had his case dropped by a New York bishop Monday, just a few months after another minister was defrocked for the same thing.

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Afghan Taliban warn voters to stay away from polls

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban threatened voters Monday and warned they will "use all force" possible to disrupt Afghan presidential elections next month, posing a crucial test for the country's security forces seeking to show they can bring stability as the West prepares to end its combat mission by the end of the year.

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Court won't hear dispute over 'boobies' bracelets

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from a Pennsylvania school district that tried to ban students from wearing "I (heart) Boobies!" bracelets to promote breast cancer awareness, ending a case that began more than three years ago with the suspension of two middle-school girls who refused a principal's order to take them off.

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New Senate bill to combat military sexual assaults

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is heading toward a vote to change the military justice system to deal with sexual assault.

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Investigators chase 'every angle' in missing jet

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Rescue helicopters and ships searching for a Malaysia Airlines jet rushed Monday to investigate a yellow object that looked like a life raft. It turned out to be moss-covered trash floating in the ocean, once again dashing hopes after more than two days of fruitless search for the plane that disappeared en route to Beijing with 239 people on board.

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Survey: Uninsured rate drops; health law cited

WASHINGTON (AP) — With just three weeks left to sign up under President Barack Obama's health care law, a major survey tracking the rollout finds that the uninsured rate keeps going down.

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No consensus on how to notify data breach victims

WASHINGTON (AP) — The data breach at Target Corp. that exposed millions of credit card numbers has focused attention on the patchwork of state consumer notification laws and renewed a push for a single national standard.

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