HOTTOPIC: Find help to quit vaping and smoking

Federal and state officials have reported hundreds of total possible cases of pulmonary disease and several deaths that may be related to vaping. Yale Medicine in early September shared what it deemed a “startling” statistic: More than 3.6 million middle- and high-school students currently use e-cigarettes. The report explained vaping — to inhale vapor created from a liquid heated up inside a device — and pointed to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s current warnings regarding health risks: “Federal and state officials have reported hundreds of total possible cases…

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Fewer likes: Facebook’s crypto board gets off to rocky start

Despite prominent exits, 21 founding members have backed Facebook’s new governing body for its digital currency. Despite a last-minute defector, Facebook Inc’s new association to oversee its global cryptocurrency, Libra, is forging ahead with a five-member board and the support of 21 remaining backers. At an inaugural meeting in Geneva on Monday, members agreed on interim articles of association laying out how the organisation will be governed, as required by Swiss law, according to a fact sheet provided by the Libra Association. Libra, part of Facebook’s expansion into e-commerce, will be backed…

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Actor Cuba Gooding accused of sexual misconduct.

The actor is accused of two separate instances of sexual misconduct. Actor Cuba Gooding Jr pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to pinching a woman’s buttocks in a nightclub last October, four months after he was charged with groping a woman in a separate incident. Manhattan prosecutors said Gooding pinched the woman at Manhattan’s Tao nightclub after making a sexually suggestive remark to her earlier in the evening, and denied it when she confronted him. Gooding was accused in June of touching a woman’s breasts at the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar…

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White officer charged with murder in shooting of black woman

Texas police officer Aaron Dean shot and killed Atatiana Jefferson as she stood inside her home on Saturday morning. A white police officer who shot and killed an African American woman in her Fort Worth, Texas, home  in the presence of her eight-year-old nephew was charged with murder on Monday after resigning from the force. The Fort Worth Police Department said its officers were responding to a call from a neighbour, who reported to a non-emergency line, that Atatiana Jefferson’s front door had been left open. The responding officer fired a…

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