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Protesters to Gather Outside Juul's NYC Headquarters

Demonstrators will be protesting outside Juul's New York City headquarters on Tuesday to call on the city council to pass measures that will restrict flavored tobacco products. Health authorities have warned of an epidemic of vaping by underage teenagers, particularly Juul as the leading brand, known for its high nicotine content and easy-to-conceal device, which resembles a flash drive. Nicotine is what makes both cigarettes and e-cigarettes addictive, and health experts say the chemical is harmful to developing brains.

Sentencing Expected for Ex-Penn State Frat Brother Guilty of Hazing Death

The former house manager of a Penn State fraternity where a pledge fell during a night of hazing and drinking and later died is expected to be sentence Tuesday after he was found guilty of hindering apprehension in May. Braxton Becker, 22, of Niskayuna, New York, was acquitted of evidence tampering and obstruction but prosecutors said he erased security footage from the night that Timothy Piazza of Lebanon, New Jersey, died after drinking a large amount of alcohol and falling down a flight of stairs in 2017.

New York State Attorney to Speak About Trump's New Immigrant Rules

New York State Attorney General Letitia James is expected to speak about President Donald Trump's new economic rules for immigrants on Tuesday. Just last week, her spokesperson said she would sue the administration for its move to deny green card status to legal immigrants who need help from public programs like food stamps. Thirteen other states have already sued the block the new rule, including New Jersey.

A New Jersey Police Deparment Makes History With First Muslim Chief

Captian Mustafa Rabboh will be sworn in as chief of Bergenfield Police Deparment on Tuesday. His promotion will make him Bergen County's first-ever muslim police chief. The Arab-Palestinian officer has been with the department since 2003.

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