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Schools fumbled lockdown procedures before Parkland shooting

By Megan O’Matz On the day of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting, employees were tragically unprepared to protect children from a killer on campus, the result of inadequate training and unclear procedures in the school district. Despite two decades of mass shootings in American schools, the employees were uncertain… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Schools fumbled lockdown procedures before Parkland shooting

By Megan O’Matz On the day of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting, employees were tragically unprepared to protect children from a killer on campus, the result of inadequate training and unclear procedures in the school district. Despite two decades of mass shootings in American schools, the employees were uncertain… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Hit-and-run death closes part of Glades Road in Boca

By Juan Ortega A driver struck and killed a person Monday along Glades Road in Boca Raton, then drove away, police said. Boca Raton police said they were investigating at the scene of the crash at 700 W. Glades Road, situated east of Interstate 95, just south of the Florida Atlantic University campus. Police… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Man and woman killed in car crash near Fort Lauderdale airport

By Tonya Alanez The driver and passenger in a Toyota died Friday night after colliding with a BMW at an intersection near the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, police said. The crash happened just past 9 p.m. at Northwest 31st Avenue and West Prospect Road, according to Fort Lauderdale police. Alton Mclean, 24,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Man and woman killed in car crash near Fort Lauderdale airport

By Tonya Alanez The driver and passenger in a Toyota died Friday night after colliding with a BMW at an intersection near the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, police said. The crash happened just past 9 p.m. at Northwest 31st Avenue and West Prospect Road, according to Fort Lauderdale police. Alton Mclean, 24,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Fetus found in port-a-potty in Miami-Dade, report says

Homicide detectives are investigating the discovery of a fetus in a port-a-potty, according to WFOR-Ch. 4. Workers cleaning the port-a-potty found the fetus about 1:20 p.m. Monday in western Miami-Dade County, police said. The disturbing discovery was made near the intersection of 18900 Street… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Woman zippered puppies into backpack and flung it around bar, cops say

By Tonya Alanez A mama Chihuahua and her four puppies are recovering at a Broward County animal shelter after a woman zipped them into a backpack, threw the pack onto bar tables and benches and wildly swung it around, authorities said. Teresa Gardner, 27, was arrested at 3:12 a.m. Sunday after she showed up at… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Woman zippered puppies into backpack and flung it around bar, cops say

By Tonya Alanez A mama Chihuahua and her four puppies are recovering at a Broward County animal shelter after a woman zipped them into a backpack, threw the pack onto bar tables and benches and wildly swung it around, authorities said. Teresa Gardner, 27, was arrested at 3:12 a.m. Sunday after she showed up at… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Sun Sentinel sues FDLE and prosecutors over witness statements in Parkland shooting

By Rafael Olmeda Investigators and prosecutors must release hundreds of pages of interview transcripts related to the Parkland school shooting or risk violating the state’s public records law, attorneys for the South Florida Sun Sentinel and Miami Herald argued in court papers filed late Monday. The news organizations… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Sun Sentinel sues FDLE and prosecutors over witness statements in Parkland shooting

By Rafael Olmeda Investigators and prosecutors must release hundreds of pages of interview transcripts related to the Parkland school shooting or risk violating the state’s public records law, attorneys for the South Florida Sun Sentinel and Miami Herald argued in court papers filed late Monday. The news organizations… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Facial recognition technology speeding up fast food service

By Ron Hurtibise South Florida-based BurgerFi is betting you like to be recognized. “Who doesn’t love the convenience of walking into their favorite restaurant, where they’re recognized immediately and asked if they want the usual?” said Mariah Kulkin, a company marketing representative. Turns out there’s an app… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Former high school swim coach accused of touching girl’s butt

By Linda Trischitta A teenage girl accused a former Boca Raton Community High School swim coach of inappropriately touching or grabbing her three times, and the state attorney’s office has charged the educator with simple battery. The girl who reported Eric Hill, 42, of Boca Raton, to school and law enforcement authorities… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Dolphins’ odds of making the playoffs are pretty good — compared to the odds of Sunday’s miracle

By David Selig The Miami Dolphins have already completed one December miracle with miniscule odds, and now it won’t take nearly as much of a long shot to get them into the playoffs. With three weeks to play, the Dolphins (7-6) sit in a four-way tie for the final AFC wild-card spot with Baltimore, Indianapolis… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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The community deserves more than personal notions as the conclusion of the Parkland school shooting | Opinion

By Oren Alter and Yuval Alter Editor’s note: Yuval Alter is a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who escaped via the back of neighboring Westglades Middle School immediately after the first few shots. She is a member of the National Art Honor Society and Science National Honor Society. Her father, Oren, oversees… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Five House Democrats (not named Ocasio-Cortez) to watch | Opinion

By Albert R. Hunt Mikie Sherrill, one of more than five dozen newly elected House Democrats, is excited about coming to Congress: “We really can accomplish a lot.” So is Max Rose, who says his strong-willed fellow freshmen “aren’t going to just go in a corner and vote.” In the orientation for new members, Colin… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Facing exceptional protests, French President Emmanuel Macron promises to speed up tax relief

By Angela Charlton Facing exceptional protests, French President Emmanuel Macron is promising to speed up tax relief for struggling workers and to scrap a tax hike for retirees. The actions were the pledges Macron made on Monday night in his first public comments since protests against his presidency devolved into… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Brexit deal in turmoil as British Prime Minister Theresa May postpones Parliament vote

By Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka Facing almost certain defeat, British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday postponed a vote in Parliament on her Brexit deal, saying she would go back to European Union leaders to seek changes to the divorce agreement. With EU officials adamant the withdrawal deal is not up for renegotiation, May’s… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Trump administration presses court to allow military to restrict transgender troops

By Ann E. Marimow The Trump administration pressed a federal appeals court Monday to allow the U.S. military to restrict service by transgender men and women, calling it “truly extraordinary” that judges throughout the country have stood in the way of its policy. Judge Thomas Griffith noted the way in which President… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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