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Citizens Insurance board delays rate increase hearing until December

By Ron Hurtibise A vote on steep rate increases proposed for customers of state-owned Citizens Property Insurance Corp. has been postponed until December. The decision by Citizens’ Board of Governors on Wednesday followed a letter on Tuesday by the state’s Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis urging the board… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Citizens Insurance board delays rate increase hearing until December

By Ron Hurtibise A vote on steep rate increases proposed for customers of state-owned Citizens Property Insurance Corp. has been postponed until December. The decision by Citizens’ Board of Governors on Wednesday followed a letter on Tuesday by the state’s Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis urging the board… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Readers want more action on short-term rentals in their neighborhoods

By Dan Sweeney There are two kinds of people in the world of short-term vacation rentals. When we asked readers their thoughts on places that rent out on sites like Airbnb and VRBO, we received two Facebook comments that more or less sum up the two views: Many more readers took the time to email their thoughts…. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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South Florida’s sea-level threat is worse than you think | Opinion

By Harold R. Wanless Look what we have done. Let’s put this global warming and climate change thing in perspective. For the past million years, atmospheric carbon dioxide fluctuated between 180 parts per million (ppm) and 280 ppm about every 100,000 years, and, in concert, temperature cooled and warmed and sea level… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Boynton Beach to get its first Wawa

By Marci Shatzman Boynton Beach is getting its first Wawa gas station and convenience store. The store will be located at the northeast corner of Congress Avenue and Woolbright Road and will be the latest of 10 stores the Philadelphia-based chain announced last year it would open in South Florida. Locations are… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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After being barred from shelter, Nelson demands Trump end 'shameful' immigration policy splitting up families

By Skyler Swisher President Donald Trump should immediately end the “zero-tolerance” immigration policy that has resulted in at least 268 children separated from their parents being held in Florida, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson said in a floor speech Wednesday. “The power to end this shameful chapter in American history… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Check Em Lads: Why young men should care about testicular cancer

By Carma Henry Check Em Lads: Why young men should care about testicular cancer By Jamin Brahmbhatt, MD Men’s Health Network In general, guys do not think about their testicles on a day-to-day basis. Unless we have some pain or feel an abnormality, we let them go on with their day. The testicles are very important to the male body. The testicles serve as a factory for sperm production, which is important for fertility. The testicles also are a main driving force for testosterone that circulates throughout your body. Both functions are crucial to us as guys. One thing is clear: The testicles are not immune from cancer. In fact, one in 250 men will be diagnosed with testicular cancer (www.MensHealthResourceCenter.com), and it is the most common cancer in the age group of 15-35. April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month (www.TesticularCancerAwarenessMonth.com), and this year alone more than 9,000 men will be diagnosed, according to the American Cancer Society. When caught early and treated, life expectancy rates are high, and most guys live their lives without much worry, which is why awareness is so important. Screening for testicular cancer does not require any sophisticated labs or imaging studies. Most screening for testicular cancer can be done by …read more Source:: The Westside Gazette       ...
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Civil Rights activists and Organizations Demand Justice for Brutalized Black Patrons of Waffle House

By Carma Henry Civil Rights activists and Organizations Demand Justice for Brutalized Black Patrons of Waffle House Groups issue a national advisory cautioning Black patrons after high profile incidents of discrimination at Waffle House restaurants NEW YORK. N.Y. — Several organizations, including Women’s March, National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), 100 Black Men, and civil rights leaders are advising Black people and LGBTQIA+/same gender loving (SGL) people to avoid Waffle House restaurants following a string of incidents of racial and homophobic bias and discrimination. While the incidents occurred in different states, the corporation has responded by validating the use of excessive police force against Black patrons of its restaurants. Chikesia Clemons and Anthony Wall, both of whom had nonviolent disputes with staff, were brutalized by officers arriving at the scene and now face charges for the assaults against their own bodies. Just this week, new reports of another incident in Florida have surfaced where a Black couple was arrested after a nonviolent dispute over their final bill. Gathering with supporters at Waffle House headquarters in Atlanta, Chikesia Clemons, Anthony Wall, their families, attorneys and activists who support them came together to drop off thousands of signatures demanding the Saraland Police Department and the …read more Source:: The Westside Gazette       ...
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Other times in history when the U.S. separated families

By Russell Contreras Some critics of the forced separation of Latino children from their migrant parents say the practice is unprecedented. But it’s not the first time the U.S. government has split up families, detained children or allowed others to do so. Throughout American history, during times of war and unrest,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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ATM smash-and-grab heist goes haywire

By Doug Phillips Dragging a purloined ATM behind a truck on a major road just seems like a recipe for trouble. So, it might come as no surprise that the thieves got away but left the cash machine behind. Law enforcement got involved about 5 a.m. Wednesday when Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies were notified… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Homeland Security drafts plan to end family separation, but unclear if Trump will sign it

By Jill Colvin and Colleen Long Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is drafting an executive action for President Donald Trump that would direct her department to keep families together in detention after they are detained crossing the border illegally, according to two people familiar with her thinking. They spoke on… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Scott won't recall National Guard troops on the border to protest child separation policy

By Skyler Swisher Gov. Rick Scott will not recall Florida National Guard troops from the southern U.S. border in opposition to the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” crackdown on immigration that is splitting up families. “There are three members of the National Guard that have been ordered by the U.S. Department… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Fant drops out of race for attorney general

By Jim Saunders In the first major development of qualifying week, state Rep. Jay Fant, R-Jacksonville, announced Tuesday that he is dropping out of the race for attorney general and will apply to become Florida’s top financial regulator. Fant had been vying with two other Republicans and two Democrats to replace… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Football's Michael Vick lists Davie home for $1.4 million

By Associated Press Michael Vick, who recently accepted a coaching job in Atlanta, has put his Florida home on the market for $1.4 million. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports Vick’s home in a gated community in Davie has six bedrooms and seven baths on 6,295 square feet. The house includes a home theater, outdoor… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Football's Michael Vick lists Davie home for $1.4 million

By Associated Press Michael Vick, who recently accepted a coaching job in Atlanta, has put his Florida home on the market for $1.4 million. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports Vick’s home in a gated community in Davie has six bedrooms and seven baths on 6,295 square feet. The house includes a home theater, outdoor… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Sour note: South Florida man accused of swapping cellphones at Delaware music festival

By Wayne K. Roustan The four-day Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware this month attracted some top artists — like Eminem, Portugal. The Man, SZA, the Arctic Monkeys and, according to police, at least one prolific cellphone thief. William Rodriguez, 34, who lives in South Florida, was at the June 14-17 event… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Job fair Saturday for Margate call center

By Marcia Heroux Pounds Global Response is having a job fair from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday to fill more than 250 customer service positions at its call center in Margate. The hiring event will take place in the Royal Palm Ballroom at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott North, 6650 N. Andrews Ave. Customer service representatives… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Job fair Saturday for Margate call center

By Marcia Heroux Pounds Global Response is having a job fair from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday to fill more than 250 customer service positions at its call center in Margate. The hiring event will take place in the Royal Palm Ballroom at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott North, 6650 N. Andrews Ave. Customer service representatives… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Becoming a nation with zero tolerance for children | Guest Editorial

By Baltimore Sun Editorial Board Immigrant children suffer enough hardships — often fleeing from violence in their home countries and facing grueling physical challenges in their quest for a better life — that one might assume that surely the last brickbat to be tossed their way would be the Bible. Yet no fewer than two of the… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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