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With McCain's return, Pence breaks tie as Senate votes to debate GOP health care bill

By Sean Sullivan, Juliet Eilperin and Kelsey Snell With Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie, the Senate voted by a hair Tuesday to start debating Republican legislation to tear down much of the Obama health care law. The vote gives President Donald Trump and GOP leaders a crucial initial victory but launches a weeklong debate promising… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Fort Lauderdale builder plans major redevelopment of Lighthouse Point yacht club

By Arlene Satchell Fort Lauderdale builder Terence “Terry” Paterson has major redevelopment plans in store for the Lighthouse Point Yacht & Racquet Club. An entity controlled by Paterson – Lighthouse Point Yacht Club Investments – purchased the property at 2701 NE 42nd St. from Silver Seas Hotel Inc., earlier this… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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A and B schools — no 'failure factories' in Palm Beach County | Opinion

By Robert M. Avossa Each year, the Florida Department of Education releases grades for every traditional public and charter school in Florida. The foundation of these grades is student performance and learning gains on the Florida Standards Assessment tests given each year, starting with students in the third grade. … …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Hot even by our standards: The 'feels like' temperature soars over 100 degrees

By Brett Clarkson This is a hot one. In Pompano Beach, today’s heat index — or the “feels like” temperature — was 108 degrees. At Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, it was 105. It’s worse in Miami-Dade and Collier counties, both of which are under a heat advisory with temperatures forecast to feel… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Hot even by our standards: The 'feels like' temperature soars over 100 degrees

By Brett Clarkson This is a hot one. In Pompano Beach, today’s heat index — or the “feels like” temperature — was 108 degrees. At Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, it was 105. It’s worse in Miami-Dade and Collier counties, both of which are under a heat advisory with temperatures forecast to feel… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Florida unveils new drivers license design

By Amelia Cheatham Redesigned driver licenses and identification cards will soon make their way into residents’ wallets, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles said. Efforts to revamp the credentials began in 2014 and included collaborations with stakeholders like law enforcement agencies and… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Crash, police activity at busy North Lauderdale intersection

By Sun Sentinel staff A busy intersection in North Lauderdale was closed Tuesday afternoon because of police activity and a crash. The crash happened at Rock Island Road and McNab Road. Drivers are being diverted from the intersection. This story will be updated. Check back for more information. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Crash, police activity at busy North Lauderdale intersection

By Sun Sentinel staff A busy intersection in North Lauderdale was closed Tuesday afternoon because of police activity and a crash. The crash happened at Rock Island Road and McNab Road. Drivers are being diverted from the intersection. This story will be updated. Check back for more information. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Man hit by train in Fort Lauderdale; local roads snarled

By Linda Trischitta A man was struck by a freight train in Fort Lauderdale Tuesday morning and survived, a city official said. The collision happened at 11:54 a.m. between the man and a Florida East Coast Railway train at Northwest Fourth Street and Northwest Second Avenue, Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Battalion Chief… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Man hit by train in Fort Lauderdale; local roads snarled

By Linda Trischitta A man was struck by a freight train in Fort Lauderdale Tuesday morning and survived, a city official said. The collision happened at 11:54 a.m. between the man and a Florida East Coast Railway train at Northwest Fourth Street and Northwest Second Avenue, Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Battalion Chief… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Manafort testifies to Senate Intelligence Committee, turns over notes from meeting with Russian lawyer

By Rosalind S. Helderman and Karoun Demirjian Paul Manafort, a top campaign aide to President Trump, appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee early Tuesday morning to answer questions about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Before his testimony, he submitted to the committee notes that he took at a meeting with… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Ex-Marine from Central Florida dies in Syrian fighting

By Mike Schneider A former Marine from Ocala who secretly traveled to Syria earlier this year to battle the Islamic State was killed while fighting for a Kurdish militia, his father said Tuesday. David Taylor Sr. told The Associated Press that his 25-year-old son, David Taylor, told only a high school friend about… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Chef Gordon Ramsay serves up unique Florida dish: Burmese python

By The Associated Press Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay cooked up a unique dish while filming in Florida: Burmese python. Ramsay joined Kyle Penniston of Miami on July 15 to hunt invasive pythons in the Everglades for an upcoming episode of his competitive-cooking television variety show “The F Word with Gordon Ramsay.” … …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Coward terrified Tamarac couple | Opinion

By Gary Stein Even robbers and crooks have some honor among them, I assume. They don’t appreciate a gutless crime any more than the rest of us would. And if 45-year-old Leonard Benitez is guilty of battering 99-year-old Tamarac resident Louis Rosen, that is about the most gutless crime I’ve seen in a long time. … …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Q&A: How to change an intersection; aligning signs

By Wayne K. Roustan Doctor Detour answers your transportation questions. Q: Who do I contact to change an intersection? Southwest 61st Avenue is a two-lane side street that feeds onto the six lane Griffin Road about a quarter-mile west of Florida’s Turnpike. Traffic gets backed up waiting for a green light. Drivers… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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'I'm going to fire everybody,' says White House communications director

By Ashley Parker Anthony Scaramucci, the new White House communications director, threatened on Tuesday to fire his entire staff in an effort to stem the leaking that has plagued President Trump’s administration since almost the first day he took office. “I’m going to fire everybody, that’s how I’m going to do… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Microsoft is keeping its Paint program after an outpouring of fan support

By Alex Schiffer Microsoft Paint isn’t going anywhere after all. After an outcry of longtime aspiring digital artists, Microsoft had a change of, umm, art, and said it would not discontinue the classic program. Instead, the company said an app version would be available in the Windows store. “MS Paint is not going… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Son of Coral Springs spy held in Iran to testify Tuesday

By Lisa J. Huriash The son of Bob Levinson, a former FBI agent and CIA spy from Coral Springs who has been missing for more than 10 years in Iran, will testify Tuesday afternoon before Congress. Levinson is the longest-held civilian hostage in U.S. history. His youngest son Doug, 23, is expected to take the stage… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Son of Coral Springs spy held in Iran to testify Tuesday

By Lisa J. Huriash The son of Bob Levinson, a former FBI agent and CIA spy from Coral Springs who has been missing for more than 10 years in Iran, will testify Tuesday afternoon before Congress. Levinson is the longest-held civilian hostage in U.S. history. His youngest son Doug, 23, is expected to take the stage… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Brain study examined 111 former NFL players. Only one didn't have CTE.

By Rick Maese Researchers studying the link between football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy found that 99 percent of the brains donated by families of former NFL players showed signs of the neurodegenerative disease, according to a new study published Tuesday. In all, researchers from Boston University… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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