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Ariana Grande releases new video '7 Rings' about her favorite things

By Johnny Diaz Ariana Grande has a lot of favorite things — breakfast at Tiffany’s, bubbly and best friends. The Boca Raton pop singer celebrates them all in her new single “7 Rings” which she released with a video early Friday. The upbeat new song, which is part of her upcoming fifth album, samples “My Favorite… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Ask a real estate pro: What's the best way to get a mortgage?

By Gary Singer Q: We loved your tips last week about the purchase contract. Do you have any advice about getting a mortgage? — Tony A: When you start looking for a home you will receive plenty of advice that you should buy the most home you can afford. This is probably because you will quickly fill any home you… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Gov. Ron DeSantis has high approval rating — for the most part — if you ask our readers

By Dan Sweeney From the environment to medical marijuana to — perhaps most noteworthy on a local level — removing Broward Sheriff Scott Israel, Gov. Ron DeSantis has hit the ground running in his first days in office. A lot of his announcements, especially where the environment and medical marijuana are concerned,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Hallandale’s Lima-Taub revives city’s unseemly reputation with bigoted attack | Fred Grimm

By Fred Grimm Come on now. How shocked can you be? It’s Hallandale. Hallandale Beach City Commissioner Anabelle Lima-Taub began the new year with a Facebook post demanding the removal of a newly elected U.S. congresswoman. Lima-Taub wanted Michigan U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian-American and a Muslim,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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With Florida sheriffs armed for a fight, champion needed for Amendment 10 repeal effort | Editorial

By Sun Sentinel Editorial Board Consider what happens when a mayor finds a police chief’s performance unacceptable, as happened in Miami Gardens after the chief was arrested for solicitation, in Sanford after the Trayvon Martin shooting and in North Miami after an officer shot a behavioral therapist trying to protect an autistic… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Melania Trump takes government jet to Mar-a-Lago after Pelosi's trip scuttled, reports say

By Brian Niemietz There’s no shutting down Melania Trump. The First Lady and First Son Barron landed in Florida Thursday, where ABC says the two are weekending at the President’s private club Mar-A-Lago. Hours earlier, Politico’s Jake Sherman tweeted Melania was departing Andrews Air Force base on a government jet. … …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Man charged with underage sex with girl he met on Fortnite game

By The Associated Press Authorities say a Tamarac man had sex with an underage girl he met through the online video game Fortnite. The Florida Attorney General’s Office announced the arrest Thursday of 41-year-old Anthony Gene Thomas on charges including unlawful sex with a minor and child pornography. Investigators believe… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Man charged with underage sex with girl he met on Fortnite game

By The Associated Press Authorities say a Tamarac man had sex with an underage girl he met through the online video game Fortnite. The Florida Attorney General’s Office announced the arrest Thursday of 41-year-old Anthony Gene Thomas on charges including unlawful sex with a minor and child pornography. Investigators believe… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Tortuga Music Festival adds rising stars of Nashville

By Ben Crandell Tortuga Music Festival 2019 has added more than a dozen up-and-coming country acts to the new Next From Nashville stage at the Fort Lauderdale beach party on April 12-14. Among these rising performers will be Tenille Townes, Travis Denning, Gabby Barrett (“American Idol”), Natalie Stovall, Waterloo… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Tortuga Music Festival adds rising stars of Nashville

By Ben Crandell Tortuga Music Festival 2019 has added more than a dozen up-and-coming country acts to the new Next From Nashville stage at the Fort Lauderdale beach party on April 12-14. Among these rising performers will be Tenille Townes, Travis Denning, Gabby Barrett (“American Idol”), Natalie Stovall, Waterloo… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Free Dunkin' K-Cups, free eats for furloughed federal employees, coupons for MLK Day sales | Freebie Friday

By Doreen Christensen Happy Freebie Friday! Here’s two sweet freebies: Dunkin’ is offering free K-Cup and ground coffee samples and Bic is offering a free $10 razor with a mail-in rebate. Many have the day off for Martin Luther King Day on Jan. 21, which is a federal holiday. But furloughed government employees struggling… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Runcie, criticized since Parkland shooting, details Broward’s response to school safety recommendations

By Tonya Alanez Embattled Broward School Superintendent Robert Runcie on Thursday outlined the district’s progress in making the safety and security reforms recommended by the state commission that investigated the Parkland school massacre. Runcie said the district had completed more than half of the recommendations… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Runcie, criticized since Parkland shooting, details Broward’s response to school safety recommendations

By Tonya Alanez Embattled Broward School Superintendent Robert Runcie on Thursday outlined the district’s progress in making the safety and security reforms recommended by the state commission that investigated the Parkland school massacre. Runcie said the district had completed more than half of the recommendations… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Fort Lauderdale will push for homeless daytime center

By Brittany Wallman There’s more to helping the homeless than just putting a roof over their heads, Fort Lauderdale officials said Thursday, advocating for a daytime gathering center where the formerly homeless could socialize and get services. Two months after a persistent homeless encampment in downtown Fort Lauderdale… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Fort Lauderdale will push for homeless daytime center

By Brittany Wallman There’s more to helping the homeless than just putting a roof over their heads, Fort Lauderdale officials said Thursday, advocating for a daytime gathering center where the formerly homeless could socialize and get services. Two months after a persistent homeless encampment in downtown Fort Lauderdale… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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He lost control of Jeep at 109 mph and slammed into girlfriend on sidewalk — while she was on phone with him

By Doug Phillips, Linda Trischitta She was on a sidewalk in Delray Beach. He was barreling down South Congress Avenue in a Jeep Grand Cherokee at 109 mph, police say. Seconds later on that December night, James Alfred Avirett III would run a red light, whip into a right turn “made impossible by his speed,” crash into a Fiat Spider… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Broward Health defendants reject plea offer, trial date set

By David Fleshler Several Broward Health defendants rejected plea offers Thursday, leading a judge to set a date for trial on criminal charges of violating Florida’s open-meetings law. At a hearing in Fort Lauderdale, lawyers for four of the five defendants said their clients planned or were likely to turn down… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Broward Health defendants reject plea offer, trial date set

By David Fleshler Several Broward Health defendants rejected plea offers Thursday, leading a judge to set a date for trial on criminal charges of violating Florida’s open-meetings law. At a hearing in Fort Lauderdale, lawyers for four of the five defendants said their clients planned or were likely to turn down… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Michigan State says president is out immediately for comments about Nassar assault victims

By David Eggert and Corey Williams Michigan State University ousted its interim president on Thursday, a week ahead of his scheduled departure, as the school stepped up efforts to finally move beyond the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal. Its new temporary leader, Satish Udpa, is a high-ranking but low-profile university administrator… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Parkland shooter’s biological mother refuses to comment on his horrific crime

Ex-con Brenda Woodard refused to answer questions about her biological son, Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz, when asked by DailyMail.com. When the 62-year-old former drug addict was approached outside her Dania Beach home, she said: “I’m not supposed to be talking to you. You’ve already cooked me…. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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