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Investigators Focus on Rogue Vape Brand as Illness Spreads

LOS ANGELES — It's a widely known vape cartridge in the marijuana economy, but it’s not a licensed brand. And it’s got the kind of market buzz no legitimate company would want. The vape cartridges that go by the catchy, one-syllable name “Dank,” a slang wor...
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Parents Arrested in California After Children Found in Cages

ALTURAS — Authorities in Northern California say the parents of two boys found inside cages bolted to a bedroom wall have been arrested for child endangerment. Dowdy says deputies went to the home in Tulelake to execute a search warrant for illegal firearms...
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Trump Administration Moves to Ban Bump Stocks

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration moved Tuesday to officially ban bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms, and has made them illegal to possess beginning in l...
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Homeless Samaritan Tale Raised $400K. Police Say It’s a Lie.

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. — A feel-good tale of a homeless man using his last $20 to help a stranded New Jersey woman buy gas was actually a complete lie, manufactured to get strangers to donate more than $400,000 to help the down-and-out good Samaritan, a prosecutor ...