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Florida lawmakers expected to dig into election laws

By Jim Turner Florida lawmakers will be asked to tackle how elections are run, after the chaos of this year’s elections led to a federal judge calling the state’s process “the laughingstock of the world.” Incoming Senate President Bill Galvano, who will take the reins of the chamber on Tuesday, said Friday that… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Bulletin Board, Sunday, Nov. 18

By Diana Mellion Today Sunday Family Movies, 11 a.m. and a sensory-friendly show, 2 p.m., Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park, 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton. $1. 561-347-3948. Family Bike Night at Holiday Fantasy of Lights, 6-8 p.m., Tradewinds Park, 3600 Sample Road, Coconut Creek. $8. Three miles of illuminated… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Pot for pets? South Florida businesses pushing cannabis oils for Fido's aches, anxieties

By Ron Hurtibise Pot for pets? It may be the next step in the ever-evolving legitimization of medicinal marijuana, and a trio of South Florida companies are competing to become the Blue Apron of cannabis oils for pets. Three companies formed in recent years are selling cannabidiol (CBD) products that owners and… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Hurricane Irma insurance claims top 1 million

By Jim Turner With more than 1 million claims filed, estimates of insured losses in Florida from last year’s Hurricane Irma have surpassed $11.08 billion, according to the state Office of Insurance Regulation. Even as claims have slowed more than a year after the massive and deadly September 2017 storm, insurers… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Sticky-fingered 'masseuse' nabs $60,000 in loot from casino player, cops say

By Linda Trischitta An offer of a massage turned out to be a pricey proposition for a man visiting the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood. A woman approached the 52-year-old New Jersey man early Tuesday morning at casino elevators, and told him he looked stressed. Cassidy Reign Paris told the man she was… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Sticky-fingered 'masseuse' nabs $60,000 in loot from casino player, cops say

By Linda Trischitta An offer of a massage turned out to be a pricey proposition for a man visiting the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood. A woman approached the 52-year-old New Jersey man early Tuesday morning at casino elevators, and told him he looked stressed. Cassidy Reign Paris told the man she was… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Fort Lauderdale's Parker Playhouse to shut down May 2019 for $25 million upgrade

By Phillip Valys With a leaking roof, toilet plumbing woes and a busted air conditioner, Fort Lauderdale’s 51-year-old Parker Playhouse theater is showing its age. Now, the popular auditorium inside Holiday Park will shut down May 2019 for the first wave of upgrades to the venue, a project planned to cost $25 million,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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These South Florida cruise lines made U.S. News & World Report's top rankings

By Johnny Diaz U.S. News & World Report has released its rankings of the top cruise lines in the country for 2019, and South Florida has some bragging rights. For the rankings, the magazine known for its annual listing of best colleges and universities looked at 169 ships in 17 top cruise lines and broke them… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Trump says he answered written questions in Mueller probe, but hasn't submitted them

By Jonathan Lemire and Catherine Lucey President Donald Trump said Friday that he has answered written questions from special counsel Robert Mueller but hasn’t yet submitted them. Trump told reporters in the Oval Office that he answered the questions “very easily” this week about the special counsel’s ongoing probe into 2016 election… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Acosta got what he deserved; revisit our two-party system | Letters

Acosta got what he deserved; the press must be fair For anyone watching White House press conferences over the past two years, the question always arose, “Who’s the blustery guy always attacking Trump?” The answer was CNN’s Jim Acosta. Rarely polite, always in attack mode. The First Amendment guarantees… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Black Friday Survival Guide: Tips and tricks to get the best deals in stores and online through Cyber Monday

By Doreen Christensen Is Black Friday dead? I’ve been asked that question every November since stores started Thanksgiving Day openings in 2012. The answer: Not by a long shot. On Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday, 164 million shoppers will hunt for bargains, according to this year’s National Retail Federation holiday… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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GoFundMe page for ex-Parkland deputy Scot Peterson draws more criticism than cash

By Linda Trischitta A GoFundMe account is accepting donations for former Broward Sheriff’s deputy Scot Peterson, who didn’t confront the gunman during the Parkland school massacre that left 17 dead and 17 wounded. The legal defense fund created by lawyer Joseph DiRuzzo is seeking to raise $150,000 for Peterson, and… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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GoFundMe page for ex-Parkland deputy Scot Peterson draws more criticism than cash

By Linda Trischitta A GoFundMe account is accepting donations for former Broward Sheriff’s deputy Scot Peterson, who didn’t confront the gunman during the Parkland school massacre that left 17 dead and 17 wounded. The legal defense fund created by lawyer Joseph DiRuzzo is seeking to raise $150,000 for Peterson, and… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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FBI provides no answers on Parkland shooter tips

By Lisa J. Huriash People thought they would finally find out Friday why the FBI dropped the ball on tips about Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz. They learned nothing. The FBI didn’t attend a meeting of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission, and the report the agency promised to send… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Unemployment falls below 3 percent in Broward, just above in Palm Beach County

By Marcia Heroux Pounds Broward County’s unemployment in October fell to a new low for the year: 2.8 percent, according to Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity. Palm Beach County’s jobless rate dropped to 3.1 percent, and Miami-Dade County’s rate fell to 3.6 percent, the state said in its monthly report on employment… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Sunrise dance group heading to NYC to perform in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

By Kari Barnett Beneath the big balloons and between the floats, viewers of the 92nd annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City will be able to spot a local dance group making its television debut. Eight dancers from Encore Dance Theatre in Sunrise will make their way to the Big Apple on Saturday to… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Federal judge knocks down lawsuits, Bill Nelson's chances grow dim

By Gray Rohrer TALLAHASSEE – A federal judge knocked down two lawsuits from Bill Nelson and the League of Women Voters early Friday, denying their requests to nix state rules for evaluating errant votes and for Gov. Rick Scott to recuse himself from all election-related actions as governor. But U.S. District… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Judge: White House must immediately return CNN reporter Jim Acosta's press credential

By Jessica Gresko and Michael Balsamo A federal judge on Friday ordered the Trump administration to immediately return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly, an appointee of President Donald Trump, announced his decision following a hearing in Washington. The judge said… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Goodbye Brightline. Hello Virgin Trains USA

By Wayne K. Roustan Florida’s multi-colored, higher-speed passenger trains will be getting a major makeover in the new year. Brightline officials announced Friday a strategic partnership with billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Group. Brightline will rename itself Virgin Trains USA this month and transition to Virgin… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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