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McConnell, Kaine introduce bipartisan Senate bill to raise the federal smoking age to 21

Teenage visitors smoking electronic cigarettes at a vape trade fair.  Sergei Konkov | TASS | Getty Images Sens. Mitch McConnell and Tim Kaine introduced a bill Monday that would raise the federal minimum age to buy tobacco to 21 in hopes of curbing what regulators are calling an “epidemic” of teen vaping. The bill covers… Read More »

Alabama Senate bans nearly all abortions, including rape cases

(Reuters) – Alabama’s state Senate passed a bill on Tuesday to outlaw nearly all abortions, creating exceptions only to protect the mother’s health, as part of a multistate effort to have the U.S. Supreme Court reconsider a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion. The country’s strictest abortion bill was previously approved by the Alabama House… Read More »