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Why Tobacco Industry Giants Backed Raising The Minimum Age Of Purchase

President Trump has signed off on raising the age of sale from 18 to 21 for cigarettes and e-cigarettes. Health advocates worry it guards the industry from further sweeping regulations.

White House counsel Pat Cipollone typically works behind the scenes. That's about to change when he takes a central role in President Trump's Senate impeachment trial. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Impeachment Trial Turns Spotlight On White House Lawyer Cipollone

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Add And Broke For Free
Toad Lick East Forest

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Why Tobacco Industry Giants Backed Raising The Minimum Age Of Purchase

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3WW Alt-J
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Valerie Pachner and August Diehl star as Fani and Franz Jagerstatter in the film A Hidden Life. Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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In Austria's Alps, 'A Hidden Life' Of World War II Resistance

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Drug Overdoses Contribute To Rise In Midlife Mortality In Ohio River Valley

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Opening Philip Glass
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The Quiet At Night Mary Lattimore
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Some Big Health Care Policy Changes Are Hiding In The Federal Spending Package

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Ram Dass, Spiritual Teacher And Psychedelics Pioneer, Dies At 88

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Rebirth [Reincarnated by Karma] A Forest Mighty Black
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Midnight Rider Sharon Jones

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North Korea Promises A Christmas Surprise. Here Are The Options

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Starlights Tracey Chattaway
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