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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Elizabeth Warren: 'We will never build Donald Trump's stupid wall'

Posted By on Sat, Jul 23, 2016 at 5:10 PM

For U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, there aren't enough characters on Twitter to describe Republican nominee Donald Trump, so instead she took to the stage at the National Council of La Raza conference in Orlando, unleashing a burning indictment of the businessman to about 300 people.  Calling Trump a "loud-mouthed fraud,"...

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National Council of La Raza kicks off Orlando conference with naturalization ceremony

Posted By on Sat, Jul 23, 2016 at 8:11 AM

The National Council of La Raza kicked off its Orlando conference at the Orange County Convention Center this weekend by attending a naturalization ceremony for about 80 new citizens on Friday.  Janet Murguía, president of NCLR, told participants they, like her parents and siblings, had taken the first step on...

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Clinton punches back at Tampa rally, chooses Tim Kaine as VP

Posted By on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 8:46 PM

Punctuating the significance of battleground Florida's role in the 2016 presidential election, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton delivered what was essentially a rebuttal to the Republican National Convention before an enthusiastic crowd Friday in Tampa. Shortly after the Tampa appearance, Clinton announced she had chosen U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia...

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Hillary Clinton comforts Pulse survivors, families at Orlando roundtable

Posted By on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 6:13 PM

Before a boisterous rally in Tampa, presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton met privately with Pulse victims' families and survivors, and later held an intimate roundtable with Orlando community leaders.  Clinton says people need to acknowledge that the mass shooting at the gay nightclub that left 49 dead and 53 wounded...

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Florida police tase Pokémon Go player for refusing to leave park

Posted By on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 11:27 AM

A Florida man playing Pokémon Go was tased and arrested for refusing to leave a park after closing time. According to WTSP, Tampa police officers were called to Ballast Point Park last night, July 21, at around 10:30 p.m. to disperse roughly 150 people playing Pokémon Go.  However, one...

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Please don't pet alligators from the side of your airboat

Posted By on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 8:01 AM

A Florida man showed zero regard for his limbs by reaching over the side of his airboat, and petting this bigass wild alligator.  The video, which was posted to YouTube on July 18, shows this unidentified man handling (or molesting, as we call it in Florida) this gator, and obviously...

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UCF student publication ends operations after 48 years

Posted By on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 6:08 AM

After almost five decades of publication, a student newspaper at the University of Central Florida announced it will print its final issue Aug. 4.  The Central Florida Future had a weekly circulation of 14,000 and is owned by the daily newspaper Florida Today, which is owned by Gannett Company. It...

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Charles Kinsey did everything he was supposed to do, but North Miami police shot him anyway

Posted By on Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 4:55 PM

We've already established this summer is hellish, but this story takes it to a new level of Dante's Inferno.  By now you've probably seen the video of Charles Kinsey on the concrete, hands outstretched toward the sky as he tries to convince North Miami Police officers that neither he...

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Florida man steals and crashes $61,000 boat belonging to dentist who shot Cecil The Lion

Posted By on Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 2:57 PM

A Marco Island, Florida, resident stole and crashed a $61,000 boat belonging to Walter Palmer, the infamous dentist who shot and killed Cecil The Lion last summer.  According to Naples Daily News, Andrew Derwin, a neighbor who lives near Palmer's vacation home on Marco Island, is facing grand theft charges after...

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