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Brightline offers free rides for federal employees

By Wayne K. Roustan Brightline is the latest organization to offer help to federal employees feeling a financial pinch during the government shut down. The higher-speed passenger train service is giving free rides on its Smart Coaches between Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach stations. Federal employees must… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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BuzzFeed's Michael Cohen story, if true, looks to be the most damning to date for Trump

By Aaron Blake Predicting President Donald Trump’s imminent demise has made fools of people since the moment he launched his presidential campaign. But the latest blockbuster story about the Russia investigation is different. If Robert Mueller III has the evidence he reportedly has – that Trump asked Michael… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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What to do with your kids this weekend: festivals, animal feedings, concerts and more

By Jennifer Boehm Our picks for top family events this weekend in South Florida include the following: Frost Science Mini-Camp: Biotech Bash, Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Open to grades K-5, Mini-Camps will spark a sense of curiosity and excitement in your budding scientist as they spend the day exploring the museum’s… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Parkland city manager plans to resign rather than be fired

By Lisa J. Huriash Parkland City Manager Bob Payton has agreed to resign rather than be fired. Payton has sparred with Mayor Christine Hunschofsky, who asked the commission to fire him at Wednesday’s meeting. “You don’t have the votes to get rid of me,” Payton told her, but he agreed to leave his job anyway. Payton,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Parkland city manager plans to resign rather than be fired

By Lisa J. Huriash Parkland City Manager Bob Payton has agreed to resign rather than be fired. Payton has sparred with Mayor Christine Hunschofsky, who asked the commission to fire him at Wednesday’s meeting. “You don’t have the votes to get rid of me,” Payton told her, but he agreed to leave his job anyway. Payton,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Fort Lauderdale's Beach Place is up for sale

By Lisa J. Huriash The Gallery at Beach Place — the 22-year-old mall that’s footsteps from the beach in Fort Lauderdale — is for sale. It’s unknown what changes, if any, would be in store for the complex, which went up for sale in December. A spokesman for Thor Equities, the leasing agent, declined to comment, including… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Fort Lauderdale's Beach Place is up for sale

By Lisa J. Huriash The Gallery at Beach Place — the 22-year-old mall that’s footsteps from the beach in Fort Lauderdale — is for sale. It’s unknown what changes, if any, would be in store for the complex, which went up for sale in December. A spokesman for Thor Equities, the leasing agent, declined to comment, including… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Soldier from South Florida among the 4 Americans killed in Syria suicide bombing, military says

By Doug Phillips A soldier from Boynton Beach was among the four Americans killed in an explosion at a marketplace in Manbij, Syria, the Department of Defense announced Friday. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan R. Farmer was assignedto the 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) in Fort Campbell,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Two hospitalized after car goes into lake that's up to 30 feet deep

By Doug Phillips Two people were hospitalized Thursday night after the car they were in went into a lake in West Boca. Shortly after 10 p.m., Palm Beach County Fire Rescue was called to the scene in the Whisper Walk community near Springlake Drive and Palm Lane about reports of a vehicle into a lake, said Capt…. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Ariana Grande releases new video '7 Rings' about her favorite things

By Johnny Diaz Ariana Grande has a lot of favorite things — breakfast at Tiffany’s, bubbly and best friends. The Boca Raton pop singer celebrates them all in her new single “7 Rings” which she released with a video early Friday. The upbeat new song, which is part of her upcoming fifth album, samples “My Favorite… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Ask a real estate pro: What's the best way to get a mortgage?

By Gary Singer Q: We loved your tips last week about the purchase contract. Do you have any advice about getting a mortgage? — Tony A: When you start looking for a home you will receive plenty of advice that you should buy the most home you can afford. This is probably because you will quickly fill any home you… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Gov. Ron DeSantis has high approval rating — for the most part — if you ask our readers

By Dan Sweeney From the environment to medical marijuana to — perhaps most noteworthy on a local level — removing Broward Sheriff Scott Israel, Gov. Ron DeSantis has hit the ground running in his first days in office. A lot of his announcements, especially where the environment and medical marijuana are concerned,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Hallandale’s Lima-Taub revives city’s unseemly reputation with bigoted attack | Fred Grimm

By Fred Grimm Come on now. How shocked can you be? It’s Hallandale. Hallandale Beach City Commissioner Anabelle Lima-Taub began the new year with a Facebook post demanding the removal of a newly elected U.S. congresswoman. Lima-Taub wanted Michigan U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian-American and a Muslim,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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With Florida sheriffs armed for a fight, champion needed for Amendment 10 repeal effort | Editorial

By Sun Sentinel Editorial Board Consider what happens when a mayor finds a police chief’s performance unacceptable, as happened in Miami Gardens after the chief was arrested for solicitation, in Sanford after the Trayvon Martin shooting and in North Miami after an officer shot a behavioral therapist trying to protect an autistic… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Melania Trump takes government jet to Mar-a-Lago after Pelosi's trip scuttled, reports say

By Brian Niemietz There’s no shutting down Melania Trump. The First Lady and First Son Barron landed in Florida Thursday, where ABC says the two are weekending at the President’s private club Mar-A-Lago. Hours earlier, Politico’s Jake Sherman tweeted Melania was departing Andrews Air Force base on a government jet. … …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Man charged with underage sex with girl he met on Fortnite game

By The Associated Press Authorities say a Tamarac man had sex with an underage girl he met through the online video game Fortnite. The Florida Attorney General’s Office announced the arrest Thursday of 41-year-old Anthony Gene Thomas on charges including unlawful sex with a minor and child pornography. Investigators believe… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Man charged with underage sex with girl he met on Fortnite game

By The Associated Press Authorities say a Tamarac man had sex with an underage girl he met through the online video game Fortnite. The Florida Attorney General’s Office announced the arrest Thursday of 41-year-old Anthony Gene Thomas on charges including unlawful sex with a minor and child pornography. Investigators believe… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Tortuga Music Festival adds rising stars of Nashville

By Ben Crandell Tortuga Music Festival 2019 has added more than a dozen up-and-coming country acts to the new Next From Nashville stage at the Fort Lauderdale beach party on April 12-14. Among these rising performers will be Tenille Townes, Travis Denning, Gabby Barrett (“American Idol”), Natalie Stovall, Waterloo… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Tortuga Music Festival adds rising stars of Nashville

By Ben Crandell Tortuga Music Festival 2019 has added more than a dozen up-and-coming country acts to the new Next From Nashville stage at the Fort Lauderdale beach party on April 12-14. Among these rising performers will be Tenille Townes, Travis Denning, Gabby Barrett (“American Idol”), Natalie Stovall, Waterloo… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Free Dunkin' K-Cups, free eats for furloughed federal employees, coupons for MLK Day sales | Freebie Friday

By Doreen Christensen Happy Freebie Friday! Here’s two sweet freebies: Dunkin’ is offering free K-Cup and ground coffee samples and Bic is offering a free $10 razor with a mail-in rebate. Many have the day off for Martin Luther King Day on Jan. 21, which is a federal holiday. But furloughed government employees struggling… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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