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Gunfight leaves two men dead, sheriff's office says

By Linda Trischitta It’s like a tale from the Wild West: Two men fight and shoot at each other. Both men ended up dying from their wounds. At least that’s what detectives with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office think may have happened in Greenacres on Sunday afternoon. Gunfire disturbed The Reserve and the Park… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Nova Southeastern University Eliminating the Use of Plastic Straws

By jdonzelli FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Joining an ever-growing list of corporations, organizations and municipalities that are taking steps to reduce their dependency on single-use plastics, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) will be eliminating the use of plastic straws, first at it’s Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus, then the other NSU locations. “This was something we heard about from students, faculty and staff,” said Dr. George Hanbury, President of NSU. “The time has come for NSU to take a first-step in addressing single-use plastics on our campuses. It may be a small step, but every bit helps address the bigger issue.” Dr. Hanbury hopes that by NSU taking this step, it may inspire public and private sector organizations to explore the possibility of doing so as well. While NSU will be replacing plastic straws with more environmentally-friendly paper versions, the university will still have plastic straws on hand for individuals with disabilities or special needs who need to use them, and they’ll be made available upon request. The fact is in most cases, straws are not needed – they aren’t the product people are purchasing, they are an accessory. You can still buy a soda or cup of iced coffee and simply drink …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Could Heat be poised to resume courtship with Carmelo Anthony?

By Ira Winderman What began as flirtation instead of marriage could yet wind up as a rebound romance for the Miami Heat. After meeting with Carmelo Anthony and his representatives in July at the Las Vegas Summer League following the forward’s buyout from the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Heat soon could be positioned… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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President Trump calls for halting recounts in Florida races for governor and Senate

By Sean Sullivan, Beth Reinhard, John Wagner President Donald Trump on Monday called for halting the just-launched recounts in the Florida races for Senate and governor, alleging without evidence that many ballots were missing and forged and that a valid tally was no longer possible. In a morning tweet, Trump suggested the results from the… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Douglas Rain, the voice of HAL 9000 in '2001: A Space Odyssey,' dies at 90

By Peter Sblendorio Acclaimed actor Douglas Rain, who memorably provided the voice of the computerized HAL 9000 in “2001: A Space Odyssey,” has died. He was 90. Rain, who appeared in a slew of movie and TV roles in addition to performing as a stage actor, passed away on Sunday, according to the Stratford Festival,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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'Paychecks for Patriots': Job fair for veterans this week in Hollywood

By Marcia Heroux Pounds “Paychecks for Patriots,” a free job fair for veterans, is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in Hollywood. Organized by the employment agency CareerSource Broward, the event will take place at the agency’s South Center, 7550 Davie Road Extension. Last year’s “Paychecks for Patriots” drew more… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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'Paychecks for Patriots': Job fair for veterans this week in Hollywood

By Marcia Heroux Pounds “Paychecks for Patriots,” a free job fair for veterans, is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in Hollywood. Organized by the employment agency CareerSource Broward, the event will take place at the agency’s South Center, 7550 Davie Road Extension. Last year’s “Paychecks for Patriots” drew more… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Democrats signal aggressive investigations of Trump while resisting impeachment calls

By Felicia Sonmez, Colby Itkowitz Fresh off a resounding midterm elections victory, House Democrats on Sunday began detailing plans to wield their newfound oversight power in the next Congress, setting their sights on acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker while rebuffing calls from some liberals to pursue impeachment proceedings… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Hate cooking? Try these Palm Beach County restaurants for Thanksgiving

By Michael Mayo A proper Thanksgiving feast is a big production, one that requires shopping, cooking and cleaning. For those who want to avoid the hassle on Nov. 22, many restaurants in Palm Beach County are ready to serve. A selection of dining options for the holiday: Cafe Boulud at the Brazilian Court Hotel,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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A new study forecasts mobile hotels. People are going to sell sex in driverless cars, researchers say.

By Danielle Paquette The rise of driverless cars is expected to displace workers, slash cab fares and give people a new place to have sex. Possibly for money. That’s according to a new study from the Annals of Tourism Research with the deceptively dry title: “Autonomous vehicles and the future of urban tourism.” Researchers… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Florida gas pump thefts rise as credit-card skimmers get more savvy

By Kyle Arnold More credit card skimmers have been found on Florida gasoline pumps so far in 2018 than all of last year. The Florida Department of Agriculture says it has found the theft devices at 689 stations, as station owners and law enforcement struggle to keep up with evolving technology and methods from… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Keys camper tries to be social and gets a finger bitten off, cops say

By Doug Phillips A camping trip to the Keys turned into a nightmare for a couple from Crestview, in Florida’s Panhandle, when they tried to have some drinks with a fellow camper. The man and his wife had been neighbors with Aurelio Rodriguez for two days at Bahia Honda State Park in the Lower Keys when they decided… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Mississippi senator's 'public hanging' remark draws rebuke

By Emily Wagster Pettus A newly published video shows a white Republican U.S. senator in Mississippi praising someone by saying: “If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row.” Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who faces a black Democratic challenger in a Nov. 27 runoff, said Sunday that her Nov. 2 remark was “an… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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SNL makes fun of Florida elections and alligators

By Johnny Diaz Once again, Florida was the butt of sarcasm and jokes during this weekend’s “Saturday Night Live.” The NBC sketch comedy show is known for poking fun of South Florida especially Pitbull — but the recent election provided some fun fodder for the show’s writers. During the “Weekend Update” segment… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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People on the move: Nordis names chief technology officer

By Cindy Kent Several South Floridians were recently recognized by trade and professional organizations. Seminole Gaming announced new executives; and the Coast Guard announced a special agent appointment. Want more? Submit promotions, new hires to SunSentinel.com/peopleonthemove or email peopleonthemove@sunsentinel.com…. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Veterans Day: 10 more freebies for military heroes to enjoy on Monday

By Doreen Christensen On Veterans Day on Sunday, our nation honors those who have so honored us with their sacrifice and service to keep America strong and free. Retailers and restaurants salute our military heroes by offering more freebies and discounts on Monday, Nov. 12, to veterans, active duty and retired U.S…. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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No recount needed: There's a new king of stone crab eating

By The Associated Press A new stone crab eating champion has been crowned in the Florida Keys. Christian Gatti of Big Pine Key used an ice cream scoop to crack and then consume 25 stone crab claws in 15 minutes and 57 seconds Saturday at the Keys Fisheries Stone Crab Eating Contest. He beat 24 rivals including twice-past… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Man reaching for free shirt is in critical condition after fall over railing at Titans game

A fan reaching for a free T-shirt is in critical but stable condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center after losing his balance and falling through the awning that covers the tunnel to the Tennessee Titans’ locker room. Metro Nashville Police say Thomas Carrico Jr., 37, of Goodlettesville… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Hyde: A grand opportunity in Green Bay squandered by same glaring Dolphins' problems | Commentary

By Dave Hyde There is one person, and one person only, to blame for the Miami Dolphins not scoring a touchdown again, for getting blown out again on the road, for being the league’s worst run defense and maybe for the price of oil and troubled tech stocks. Only one person. Brock Osweiler. Just ask him. “I need… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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