Some leaders in a blue-collar Nebraska suburb that’s home to Offutt Air Force Base are borrowing an idea from a vastly more liberal state: Ban apartment renters from smoking cigarettes and e-cigarettes inside.

The proposal, which would be one of the few such restrictions outside of California and is similar to federal rules for public housing across the U.S., isn’t meant to protect the health of the city’s 50,000 residents, but instead to prevent fires.

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Time For Truth: (Associated Press) – Nebraska Town Considers Banning Smoking In Apartments

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We tax cigarettes and alcohol, in part to discourage their consumption, so why not tax meat? After all, bacon gives you cancer, cows cause climate change, and eating less meat could save us trillions of dollars. That’s why the Danish Council of Ethics recommends taxing beef.

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In a grotesque twist of the saying “live by the sword, die by the sword”, an Islamic State executioner in Syria who carried out beheadings for the jihadist group has been found with his head cut off.

The body of Egyptian-born Abu Zaid al-Masri, the deputy emir of the feared al-Hesbah (or Hisbah) force in the eastern province of Deir al-Zor, was recovered near a power plant in al-Mayadeen city, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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It’s the Christmas dinner table accessory that children take most delight in.

But there’s one strange fact about the innocuous Christmas cracker that almost no one in Britain seems to realise: it’s illegal to sell them to anyone under 12.

Thanks to an EU directive, crackers are classified as low-grade fireworks and shopkeepers who sell them to children could be jailed for up to six months or fined £5,000.

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