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1953 Harry Truman Completely Renovated The White House

Renovation work on the White House in the early 1950s. The current executive mansion is mostly an imitation of the original 18th-century building. Credit Abbie Rowe/National Park Service, via Harry S. Truman Library

If you walked into The White House today, you might think you were entering the mansion whose construction began in the 1790’s under the supervision of President George Washington. But in fact, except for the four exterior walls, today’s presidential ...

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FDA to regulate e-cigarettes?


Will the FDA soon be taking charge of e-cigarettes? A new law in 2009 gave the FDA the power to regulate the tobacco industry (including cigarettes, self-rolled tobacco and smokeless tobacco); the government agency is now ready to regulate the ...

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