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Jobs, salaries swell in South Florida's tech industry, survey says

By Marcia Heroux Pounds Jobs and salaries are increasing in South Florida’s technology industry, according to a survey related to the tech industry’s ITPalooza conference Dec. 13 in Fort Lauderdale. Ninety-one percent of South Florida employers surveyed say they plan to hire, with 60 percent of IT professionals willing… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Missing ballots, voter fraud allegations, court battles: That was the Florida recount — in 1916

By Brett Clarkson Cantankerous Florida recounts aren’t just a 21st Century phenomenon. Over 100 years ago, in 1916, a staunchly racist, anti-Catholic, gun-toting pastor turned insurance salesman named Sidney J. Catts ran to become the Democratic Party’s nominee for governor — and won. At least, at first he won. … …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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William Goldman, Oscar-winning screenwriter of 'Butch Cassidy' and 'All the President's Men,' dies at 87

By Adam Bernstein Badly hung over, the detective rises from a fold-out couch in his office. He turns off the TV that has been on all night, dunks his head in ice water, shuffles into the kitchen and prepares a fresh coffee filter, only to realize he is out of grounds. He opens his wastebasket. Spies yesterday’s… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Magic Leap giving up to $500,000 in grants to developers who use the company's first product

By Marcia Heroux Pounds Plantation-based, mixed-reality startup Magic Leap is offering $20,000 to $500,000 in grants to developers who want to bring their “creative vision to life” using the company’s first product, Magic Leap One. Developers have until Dec. 15 to apply. Grant winners will be provided developer and marketing… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Magic Leap giving up to $500,000 in grants to developers who use the company's first product

By Marcia Heroux Pounds Plantation-based, mixed-reality startup Magic Leap is offering $20,000 to $500,000 in grants to developers who want to bring their “creative vision to life” using the company’s first product, Magic Leap One. Developers have until Dec. 15 to apply. Grant winners will be provided developer and marketing… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Want to adopt a greyhound rescue? What to know before you do

By Susannah Bryan If you think greyhound rescue dogs are hyper and ready to race, think again. “They’re like big cats,” said Carey Theil, executive director of Grey2K USA Worldwide, a nonprofit advocacy group. “They’re docile and gentle and they don’t require a lot of exercise.” Thousands of greyhounds will need… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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1 dead, 3 wounded in Kenosha County shooting

By Associated Press One person is dead and three others are wounded in an overnight shooting in Kenosha County. Sheriff’s officials say the shooting happened in a home in the Town of Wheatland about 10:30 p.m. Thursday. Deputies found two people with gunshot wounds. One person died at the scene. A short time later,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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An old-fashioned answer for police radio problems was used during Parkland shooting

By Lisa J. Huriash After police struggled to communicate during the Parkland school shooting, they came up with a solution: pagers. The Coral Springs Police Department now issues old-fashioned pagers to counterparts at the Broward Sheriff’s Office so the two agencies can be alerted during a catastrophe. Coral Springs… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Comparison to Bay County election is ludicrous | Letters

We’re not Bay County: Defense of Snipes is ludicrous The comments made by Commissioner Geller in the Sun Sentinel with regards to the Supervisor of Elections was laughable. Mr. Geller, how dare you compare our election malaise with Bay County, an area that has been devastated by a natural occurrence… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Amazon offers $20 off at Whole Foods Market with deals on organic turkeys

By Doreen Christensen Amazon again is offering special Thanksgiving savings and deals at Whole Foods Market. The company is enticing people to sign up for an annual Prime account for $119 with an offer to save $20 on a $20 purchase at Whole Foods Market. Get started with a free 30-day trial before the 12-month membership… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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GOP senator: It’s a 'great idea' to make it harder for 'liberal folks' to vote

By Emily Wagster Pettus A Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi is shown in a new video talking about “liberal folks” and making it “just a little more difficult” for them to vote. A campaign spokeswoman for Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith criticized the video, saying the senator was joking. The brief clip appeared on social… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Key design flaws in bridge that had deadly collapse

By Jennifer Kay Designers overestimated the strength of a critical section of a Florida International University pedestrian bridge that collapsed, killing six people, and they underestimated the load on that same section, federal investigators reported Thursday. Cracks that were observed in the bridge before it… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Manual recounts beginning in races for Florida US Senate and state agricultural commissioner

By Larry Barszewski Hundreds of workers began gathering in the Broward County elections office warehouse before dawn Friday preparing to start a hand recount in the U.S. Senate race. The recount was scheduled to begin at 7 a.m., but was running late. Elections officials still have not given instructions to the workers… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Ultra Music Festival finds new home in Miami

By Johnny Diaz The Ultra Music Festival will rock in Virginia Key next year. Miami city commissioners voted Thursday to allow the three-day event to take place at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park and Miami Marine Stadium Flex Park March 29-31. Commissioners voted 4 to 1 in favor of the move with commissioner… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Ask a real estate pro: What happens with my house if my spouse dies?

By Gary M. Singer Q: I am concerned about what will happen to my house if my husband passes away. Will I be allowed to keep the house and make mortgage payments, or sell it if I want to? — Nancy A: In most cases, you would be allowed to either keep the house, making mortgage payments, or sell it. Many factors affect… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Amazon Black Friday Deals Week: Hot bargains on HDTVs, toys and Amazon devices with free shipping

By Doreen Christensen Amazon has kicked off seven days of Black Friday deals on Friday through Nov. 23. The Seattle-based internet retailer will offer more than 50 deals per day on HDTVs, toys, Amazon Fire Sticks, Echo Dots and Amazon branded merchandise while offering free shipping with no minimum purchase to everyone,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Healthy flamingos are happy flamingos: Zoo's birds get annual check-ups

By Doug Phillips If you had a bright orange body, a neck that was three times as long as your torso and a multi-colored nose, there might be something wrong with you. But that’s business as usual for the 25 Caribbean flamingos that live at Zoo Miami and are rather iconic symbols of South Florida. And because their… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Florida midterms: Nine things we learned from 10 days of vote counting

By Anthony Man, Skyler Swisher Florida political candidates in close contests have been trying everything — from divine intervention to judicial intervention — since the 2018 midterm elections. Rather than concede, candidates who were behind in close contests sought whatever help they can get. So many election related lawsuits… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Julian Assange has been charged, prosecutors reveal inadvertently in court filing

By Matt Zapotosky and Devlin Barrett WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been charged under seal, prosecutors inadvertently revealed in a recently unsealed court filing — a development that could significantly advance the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election and have major implications for those who publish government… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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