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Despite fire, Cleveland Clinic will host open house Sunday

By Linda Trischitta Three days after an explosion rocked a building under construction at Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston and a rooftop fire drew firefighters to extinguish the blaze, the hospital said its planned open house Sunday will go on as scheduled. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Christian

ISIS Beheads 21 at Beach: We Will Mix ‘Crusaders’ Blood With Osama Bin Laden’s in Sea

By Editor A newly released video by the barbaric Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group shows the mass beheading of 21 people and condemns the opposition as “crusaders.” “All crusaders: safety for you will be only wishes, especially if you are fighting us all together,” a man states on the video with a North American English accent. “The sea you have hidden Sheikh Osama Bin Laden’s body in, we swear to Allah we will mix it with your blood.” The five-minute video, which includes the caption, “The people of the cross, followers of the hostile Egyptian church,” shows 21 men on their knees in orange jumpsuits having their heads cut of by black-clad Islamists. …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Local News

2 gunmen sought in Boost Mobile robbery in Deerfield Beach

Police were looking for the two robbers who took thousands in merchandise and cash from a store that specializes on prepaid cell phone service in Deerfield Beach. Two gunmen walked into the front door of Boost Mobile, 1668 W. Hillsboro Blvd. They were wearing masks. After locking the store’s front door, they threatened a customer and an employee, police said. They forced the employee to open the safe. They used tape to tie their hands and locked them in an office. The two fled through the back door. The two were asking any one with information to call Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477 or 1-866-493-8477. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Religion

No to Netanyahu – Jews’ loyalty to Denmark runs deep

By Reuters Staff By Reuters Staff (People hold candles during a memorial service is held for those killed on Saturday by a 22-year-old gunman, in Copenhagen February 16, 2015. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s calls for Jews to move to Israel after attacks in Paris and Copenhagen may strike a chord with thousands of French Jews but will likely fall on deaf ears in Denmark. While French Jews are moving to Israel at an unprecedented rate, Danish Jews embrace their country. Denmark has a generous welfare system and a healthy economy, and Sunday’s attack on a synagogue may do little to change the loyalties of Danish Jews. One guard died on Saturday when a gunman attacked a Copenhagen synagogue, which followed a shooting at a cafe hosting a conference on free speech. The incidents came less than a month after 17 people were killed in Paris when Islamist gunmen attacked the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and later targeted a Jewish supermarket. The Jewish Agency said 12 Danish Jews migrated to Israel in 2014, compared with 17 the year before, despite worries about growing anti-Semitism. In contrast, more than 7,000 French Jews made Aliyah, or emigrated to Israel, in 2014, up from 3,400 in 2013, for reasons that community …read more Source:: Reuters Faithword       ...
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Christian

Grand Jury Indicts Self-Proclaimed Atheist in Murder of Muslim University Students

By Heather Clark CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – A grand jury has indicted a self-described “anti-theist” with three counts of first-degree murder after allegedly gunning down three Muslims near the University of North Carolina campus last week. As previously reported, Craig Hicks, 46, turned himself into the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday following the execution-style shooting that took the lives of Deah Barakat, 23, and his wife Yusor Abu-Salha, 21, as well as Abu-Salha’s sister Razan. Barakat was studying at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry and his wife was set to attend the school in the fall. Hicks had regularly shared posts about atheism on his social media page, noting himself to be a supporter of “Atheists for Equality” and a fan of the TV show “The Atheist Experience,” as well as Richard Dawkins’ “The God Delusion.” “Of course I want religion to go away,” his Facebook cover reads. “I don’t deny you your right to believe whatever you’d like, but I have the right to point out it’s ignorant and dangerous for as long as your baseless superstitions keep killing people.” On Feb. 8, Hicks shared a photograph about the alleged commonalities between “radical Christians” and “radical Muslims,” and late last …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Local News

Free concert to feature Andrea Bocelli, Ky-Mani Marley, Barry Gibb

Andrea Bocelli, Barry Gibb and Gloria Estefan are some of the starts who are scheduled to perform during a free music festival in Miami Beach to mark the city’s centennial. The March 26 beach-side concert will also include Jamaican reggae and hip-hop artist Ky-Mani Marley, Jon Secada, Dave Mason, Nestor Torres, Nicole Henry and Jamaican reggae band Third World. “I will be very happy to be here,” Bocelli said Monday during the announcement of the event. The Italian tenor bought a home in Miami Beach October 2013, and has surprised church goers at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Gibb, 68, said he also loves Miami Beach. “This is the greatest place to raise a family,” Gibb said. He has four sons and a daughter. Mayor Phillip Levine promised the events scheduled “will be incredible.” Hard Rock International, the Seminole Tribe of Florida and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel will be sponsoring the events. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Education

New Global Law Leadership Initiative at NSU Shepard Broad Law Center Prepares Lawyers for the Business of Law

By jdonzelli FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Shepard Broad Law Center will begin a unique immersion curriculum beginning with the August 2015 entering class that is designed to develop the technological, financial, and global economic competencies that are essential to the modern practice of law. The new elective curriculum – the Global Law Leadership Initiative – incorporates an international perspective and minority empowerment perspective. The ultimate goal of the Global Law Leadership Initiative is to help students acquire a foundation in doctrine, theory and legal analysis needed in today’s modern practice of law. They will develop fundamental skills in business, leadership, technology, and client engagement that will make them more attractive to prospective employers and better prepared to add value to their firms and clients upon graduation. While the curriculum is particularly geared toward students who have no prior work experience in corporate settings, aspiring lawyers with prior work history can also benefit from each class. The immersive summer semester includes courses such as Business Operations for Lawyers, Strategic Business Planning for Lawyers, and a Law Practice Business and Technology Workshop. Thereafter, as students progress through the Global Law Leadership Initiative, they will participate in courses which focus on areas of …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Local News

Gunman sought in late night pharmacy robberies in Broward

Roosevelt Fleurijeune said a “desperate” gunman is on the loose. Fleurijeune works at Walgreens, 501 E. Sheridan St., in Dania Beach. He was behind the cash register about 11 p.m. on a Sunday when a man pointed a gun at him. His hands were shaking. He wasn’t wearing gloves when he took out items out of a bag and left them behind. He shouted at Fleurijeune, 22, and told him he had two minutes to open the register and hand over the cash — or else he would kill him. He had a scar over his upper lip, witnesses told police. “My hands are sweating. My heart is racing,” he said. “Am I really about to die at Walgreens?” Fleurijeune said he even gave the gunman coins. Surveillance cameras captured the terrifying moment Feb. 8th, as a man with a medium build — wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and striped gray sweatpants — rushed in. “I tried to get him out of there as soon as possible,” he said. He also pointed his weapon to customers in the store. On his way out, the robber took a man’s cell phone. Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies said the gunman is a suspect in other recent robberies — including …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Miami Gardens police suspends officer after killing 25-year-old

Catherine Daniels Brown was overwhelmed with grief Monday. She had a question for police: “Why did you all kill my child?” While Miami Gardens Police Department works on getting her an answer, the veteran police officer who shot her 25-year-old son dead was suspended with pay Monday, police said. The department has yet to identify the police officer. The distraught grandmother said she called police for help about 5 a.m. Sunday. She was at her home at 19157 NW 3 Ave. Her son was near Northwest 192nd Street and Second Avenue. And she told police he had a “mental problem” and was getting violent. Officers showed up to find her son Lavall Hall was armed with an object, police said. He was armed with “a red broom with straws. old red broom,” said a witness, who wants Local 10 News to identify her as Regina. “What he going to do with that? With a whole bunch of cops with guns?” She added that she was inside her house when she heard officers shouting, “get on the ground! Get on the ground!” MIAMI GARDENS STATEMENT “We offer our condolences to the family of Lavall Hall. The loss of any life is tragic and understandably difficult …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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