Loose e-cigarette laws may be hard to tighten

Loose e cigarette laws may be hard to tightenelectronic cigarettes(Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In a rush to keep electronic cigarettes out of children’s hands while the federal government creeps forward with a proposed national ban for minors, experts say that many states are passing laws that could mean fewer restrictions on the nicotine devices later.Lawmake…

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Manny Pacquiao: ‘I changed when I heard the voice of God’ | Sport | The Observer

Manny Pacquiao: ‘I changed when I heard the voice of God’   | Sport | The Observer
Manny Pacquiao being put through his paces in March 2014. He fights Chris Algieri in November. Photograph: Jeoffrey Maitem/Getty Images

It is disconcerting to stand a foot away from Manny Pacquiao’s soft brown eyes – which are no more than a couple of feet from his hard brown fists – and hear him say, without any apparent duplicity, that God has spoken to him personally, how he has seen “the end of time”. It would be unsettling coming from anyone. From Manny, who has boxed for a living for nearly two decades, it is tempting to wonder if he has taken one punch too many. He is, after all, not a dreamer, does not claim to be a charismatic or a prophet, and it would be a major shock had he ingested any hallucinogenic substance. He lives a particularly corporeal existence.

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