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Florida lawsuit challenges campus ban on early voting

By Mark Skoneki Should Florida college students be able to vote early on their campuses? A new lawsuit is attacking the state’s refusal to allow it, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Read the full story here. The complaint filed in federal court Tuesday by the League of Women Voters seeks to negate a controversial… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Education

Did Charisma “Trump” Narcissism in 2016?

By Tasha Yohan Guest Editorial – Op/Ed Did Charisma “Trump” Narcissism in 2016? Bryan Deptula, Ph. D. Why would anyone vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton? My co-researchers and I set out to determine how Republican, Democrat, and Independent voters chose between Trump and Clinton in the 2016 Presidential election. Selecting leaders is one of the most sacred rights that Americans enjoy. Our voting privilege comes with an awesome responsibility to put personal agendas aside and select leaders that will do the greatest good for the greatest number. We studied qualities that were likely to attract voters despite the candidates’ overblown self-importance, excessively high self-esteem, and reluctance to accept criticism. Not surprisingly, the more narcissistic the candidate, the less likely they were to earn someone’s vote, and the less charismatic they seem. What else, then, convinced voters to pick ‘the lesser of two evils’? The answer is Charisma and Values. Many qualities that make a leader narcissistic are the same that make them an appealing charismatic leader: showing confidence and power, taking risks, and putting one’s self at the center of attention. Here’s how it works. When a voter sees a candidate as charismatic, they attribute to that person super-human qualities, and the effect is even greater when the …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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EPA bars three reporters from covering meeting; one says she was shoved by a guard

By Paul Farhi Officials at the Environmental Protection Agency barred reporters from three news organizations, allegedly shoving one out of the building, after they had sought to cover a meeting attended by other journalists on Tuesday. The incident occurred at a summit on water contaminaton at the EPA’s headquarters… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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City thought it fixed zombie alert problem after Irma. It was wrong.

By Marci Shatzman Lake Worth’s zombie alert was either a prank or a test message, but the city known for its funky attitude is taking the snafu in stride. “Our zombies are not violent,” city manager Michael Bornstein joked. The city sent a power outage alert to residents at 1:41 a.m. Sunday. Its message included… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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After some major restaurant closings, readers share which South Florida eateries they can't live without

By Dan Sweeney It seems every year after tourist season ends we get a restaurant closure or three. But with the shuttering of Fort Lauderdale institutions Sublime and Tarpon Bend this year (not to mention Boca Raton’s Truluck’s and Delray Beach’s 32 East), 2018 seemed like a rougher year than most for restaurant… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Pension fund calls for more transparency in FPL-parent NextEra's political contributions

By Marcia Heroux Pounds FPL parent NextEra Energy’s shareholders are getting ready to vote on an institutional investor’s proposal that would require greater disclosure of political contributions. The vote is scheduled to take place Thursday as NextEra holds its annual meeting in Tucson, Ariz. The New York State Common… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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We asked every member of the House of Representatives about the Parkland gun policy agenda. Here’s what they said.

By Christopher Ingraham A student walked into Santa Fe High School outside Galveston, Texas on Friday and began shooting his classmates, murdering eight students and two teachers. The horrific shooting comes at a time of increased focus on gun policy issues nationwide, brought to the forefront by survivors of the Stoneman… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Python milestone: Hunters kill 1,000th snake in Everglades

By Susannah Bryan As pythons go, this one was nothing spectacular. Eleven feet 2 inches long, 32 pounds. Killed with a shot to the head. But this bunny-eating reptile, done in by python hunter Brian Hargrove, was the 1,000th snake killed as part of the python elimination program started by the South Florida Water… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Jewish Federation wins international award for unity

By Lois K. Solomon It’s often difficult to get Jews of different denominations together in the same room. But for its success in bringing members of the Reform, Conservative and Orthodox movements to meetings, rallies and charity events, the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County has won an international award,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Education

The Great Jewish-American Novel with Caren Schnur Neile, Ph.D. 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

– Main Library Bienes Museum Ceremonial Room The Great Jewish-American NovelWith Caren Schnur Neile, Ph.D.Between 1934 and 2016, Jewish-American fiction transformed from a niche activity to some of the most important and celebrated writing in the world. Come explore its changing themes, characters and settings in a dynamic presentation that examines the dozen most important works written by Jewish-American novelists such as Saul Bellow, Bernard Malamud, Philip Roth, Michael Chabon and Jonathan Safran Foer. This lecture summarizes a popular two-semester course taught at Florida Atlantic University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Program.Caren Schnur Neile, Ph.D., teaches storytelling studies at Florida Atlantic University. A graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary, her numerous publications include chapters in The Encyclopedia of Jewish-American Literature, Mitzvah Tales and Elie Wiesel and the Art of Storytelling, as well as a bi-weekly column in the Florida Jewish Journal, South Palm Beach County edition. …read more Source:: Broward County Library       ...
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Things to do if we get a rainy Memorial Day weekend

Meteorologists are calling Memorial Day Weekend a washout with more of the same, dreary heavy rains and flooding that we’ve been seeing the past few days. With the likelihood downpour ahead, here’s a survival guide on what to do while staying dry over the long weekend. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Christian

Son of Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Plotting Terror Attacks After His Father Alerts FBI

By Heather Clark BOSTON, Mass. — The son of a Boston police officer has pleaded guilty to plotting terror attacks on locations such as college cafeterias in the name of the barbaric Islamic group ISIS. The father had alerted the FBI of his son’s concerning support of the terror group three years ago. Alexander Ciccolo, 25, who also went by the name Ali Al Amriki, pleaded guilty… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Man who peddled diseased body parts faces sentencing

By Ed White A Detroit-area man who made money by supplying diseased body parts for medical training sometimes peddled them twice and sent the decedent’s family a different set of cremated remains, an FBI agent testified Monday. Arthur Rathburn faces sentencing for fraud and shipping hazardous material. The… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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