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CNN town hall meeting about Florida school shooting puts politicians on the spot

By Anthony Man, Larry Barszewski South Floridians streamed into the BB&T Center in Sunrise for a nationally televised town hall meeting a week after the massacre of 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. “Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action,” was organized by CNN, which is televising… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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CNN town hall meeting about Florida school shooting puts politicians on the spot

By Anthony Man, Larry Barszewski South Floridians streamed into the BB&T Center in Sunrise for a nationally televised town hall meeting a week after the massacre of 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. “Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action,” was organized by CNN, which is televising… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Christian

Benjamin Watson on Florida School Shooting: Our Culture ‘Gravitates Toward Violence’

By Heather Clark Photo Credit: Benjamin Watson Facebook page In commenting on last Wednesday’s school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, outspoken Christian and NFL player Benjamin Watson lamented on social media and national television that American culture “gravitates toward violence,” and noted that society only suffers when it removes God… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Local News

Read Andrew Pollack's comments to President Trump

By New York Daily News Andrew Pollack’s daughter, Meadow, was one of the 17 people killed a week ago during a gun rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Pollack delivered these remarks directly to President Trump at the White House during a “listening session” Wednesday on mass school shootings … …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Broward sheriff's deputies will carry rifles, including AR-15s, to guard schools

By David Fleshler Deputies guarding schools in Broward County will carry rifles, including AR-15s, under an order issued Wednesday by Broward Sheriff Scott Israel. Israel said the order applies only to deputies qualified on rifles and has the support of Broward schools Superintendent Robert Runcie after the Parkland… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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'Enough is enough,' students chant as thousands stage walkouts across South Florida

By Aric Chokey, Brett Clarkson, Juan Ortega Thousands of students from about 40 schools across South Florida mounted demonstrations and protests Wednesday — one week after the Parkland school shooting — calling for laws to be changed to curb gun violence. It marked the second day of the students’ walkouts. Perhaps the largest crowd came… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Heat to wear 'MSD' uniform patches in memory of Stoneman Douglas victims; Wade speaks out for change

By Ira Winderman The Miami Heat are the latest South Florida professional sports team to wear a uniform element in memory of those slain in last week’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland that left 17 dead. The Heat plan to add an “MSD” patch on the shoulder area of their jerseys for the… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Hundreds mourn Marjory Stoneman Douglas athletic director Chris Hixon, hailed a hero after Parkland shooting

By Christy Cabrera Chirinos Chris Hixon was remembered as a loving father and husband, a veteran who was twice deployed to the Persian Gulf, an athletic director and wrestling coach who worked tirelessly for his athletes and ultimately, as a hero who died trying to save students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. It… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Christian

Pennsylvania Student Charged With Planning to Shoot Up High School Graduation

By Editor (New York Daily News) — An 18-year-old Pennsylvania student was arrested Tuesday for threatening to conduct a mass shooting at his high school’s graduation — the latest in a string of student arrests across the country after the massacre in a Florida high school killed 17. Jacob Deneen, a Shade-Central City High School student, confessed to plotting the… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Palm Beach School Board to name new superintendent on March 7

By Lois K. Solomon Palm Beach County schools will have a new superintendent by March 7. The School Board agreed on Wednesday to narrow its list of candidates from five to four and start conducting individual interviews immediately. The board will hold public interviews and take a final vote on March 7. The finalists… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Dead student's dad tells Trump: Fix school safety. It's simple.

By The Associated Press Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students with quavering voices and parents shaking with anger appealed to President Donald Trump on Wednesday to set politics aside and protect American school children from the scourge of gun violence. An angry Andrew Pollack had… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Advisory committee to help distribute official GoFundMe shooting donations

By Ron Hurtibise With nearly $1.9 million amassed so far from nearly 27,000 donors, the Broward Education Foundation on Wednesday said it plans to form an advisory committee to help it determine how those donations should be distributed among the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School community. The foundation created… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Boca financial executive sues fund management firm over market-fueled collapse

By David Lyons A top executive of a Boca Raton financial services firm is leading a proposed class-action lawsuit that alleges he and other investors were deceived by a Chicago-based fund management firm that lost 80 percent of its value. The LJM Preservation and Growth Fund, trading under the symbol LJMIX, failed… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Nicholas Dworet honored at funeral week after Stoneman Douglas shooting

By Aric Chokey Family and friends gathered Wednesday to honor Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior Nicholas Dworet a week after he was killed by a gunman at school. His funeral was held at Serenity Funeral Home in North Lauderdale, and later hundreds gathered for a memorial at the Parkland Golf and Country… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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U.S. panel says it's OK to use nasal spray flu vaccine again

By MIKE STOBBE A federal panel says it’s OK for doctors to start using a kid-friendly nasal spray flu vaccine again. Two years ago, the advisory group pulled its recommendation for FluMist vaccine after research found it wasn’t working against the flu bug making most people sick. But the Advisory Committee of… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Education

“Texas Two Step” Comes to NSU this Saturday

By Ambar Corporan FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WHAT: While it sounds like a Western line- dance, the “Texas Two Step” may actually be the fastest and most effective way to save a life. Medical students from Nova Southeastern University’s Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine will be introducing the “Texas Two Step” to South Florida this Saturday in the hopes of saving lives. Research shows that 70% of cardiac arrests that happen outside of hospitals happen in homes and less than 46 percent of these people receive CPR before help arrives. WHEN: Saturday, February 24, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. No reservation or appointment is required. WHERE: NSU’s Don Taft University Center on the Main Campus in Daviehttp://www.nova.edu/locations/forms/main-campus-map.pdf BACKGROUND: Hands-only CPR is easy to learn and can be performed by a layperson in emergency situations to buy time for a loved one until emergency medical services arrive. A group of Texas medical students first developed the technique in 2015 to teach hands-only CPR to as many people as possible. The method expanded across Texas in 2017 and this week, it will be introduced in six other states, including Florida. www.tx2stepcpr.com As the name implies, Texas Two Step CPR consists …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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