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Venezuelan assembly orders elections by end of April

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s constitutional assembly has ordered presidential elections by the end of April as the ruling socialist party seeks to consolidate its grip on power amid a rapidly-worsening economic crisis. The proposal made by Diosdado Cabello, the No. 2 leader of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, was approved unanimously by delegates during a raucous session Tuesday ...

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New Report Says Teens Using E-Cigarettes More Likely To Try Smoking Tobacco

A panel of public health experts released a new study that says teenagers using e-cigarettes are more likely to try smoking traditional cigarettes and that the devices that deliver nicotine can still be addictive, according to The Guardian. The report from a panel at the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine assessed more than 800 peer-reviewed studies but did ...

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‘Shape of Water’ Leads Oscar Field With 13 Nominations, ‘Dunkirk’ Earns Eight Nominations

“The Shape of Water,” the Cold War fantasy drama directed by Guillermo del Toro received 13 total Academy Award nominations early Tuesday morning in a two-part ceremony, PBS.org reported. The film received nominations for best picture, best director, best screenplay, several technical nominations and three acting nominations, the report said. Christopher Nolan’s war film “Dunkirk” followed with eight nominations, the ...

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Hawaii’s governor couldn’t correct the false missile alert sooner because he forgot his Twitter password

(CNN)When Hawaii pushed out a ballistic missile alert earlier this month, Gov. David Ige knew within two minutes it was a false alarm. But he couldn’t hop on Twitter and tell everybody — because he didn’t know his password. “I have to confess that I don’t know my Twitter account login and passwords,” Ige told reporters Monday after giving…

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