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Horse, rider die in Southwest Ranches

A horse and a female horse rider were both found dead on a riding path Thursday in Southwest Ranches, Davie police said. The discovery was made by a canal off Griffin Road and SW 188th Avenue after 4 p.m. Thursday. Witnesses said they had seen the woman riding her horse at full speed along the canal. Several witnesses familiar with the family said the horse was an ex-racehorse, however it is unclear exactly how the horse and rider died. Horse riders frequent the area, witnesses said. A man who saw the woman said she was riding a race horse. Witnesses said the woman appeared to be a very experienced rider. Davie police crime units were at the scene investigating. The woman’s body was covered with a yellow tarp. The horse was not. Follow Andrew Perez for updates on Twitter @PerezLocal10 Follow Local 10 News for updates on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Gay 'conversion' therapy banned in 3 states, legal in Florida despite warnings

When Linda Robertson’s son, Ryan, came out to her over instant messenger when he was 12, she was “completely shocked.” It was November 2001. Linda was on the computer in her home office when she received an instant message from Ryan, who was on the computer in his bedroom. “Can I tell you something?” he asked. “Yes, I am listening,” Linda replied. “I am gay,” Ryan said. At first, Linda wasn’t sure how to respond. “ only brother had come out to us several years before, and we adored him. But Ryan? He was unafraid of anything, tough as nails, and ALL boy,” Robertson writes on her blog justbecausehebreathes.com. “We had not seen this coming, and the emotion that overwhelmed us, kept us awake at night and, sadly, influenced all of our reactions over the next six years, was FEAR.” Linda and her husband, Rob, gave Ryan an ultimatum: “Basically, we told our son that he had to choose between Jesus and his sexuality.” For the next several years, Ryan was forced to attend weekly “reparative therapy meetings” with the family’s pastor. “Reparative and conversion therapy,” psychological counseling aimed to turn minors who identify as gay into heterosexuals causes severe depression and anxiety, The American Psychiatric Association has said. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Broward cracks down on Uber, Lyft

By Robert Nolin Making good on a promise made last month, Broward County officials have issued an ultimatum against ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft: Get off the road or we’ll arrest your drivers and impound your cars. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Broward cracks down on Uber, Lyft

By Robert Nolin Making good on a promise made last month, Broward County officials have issued an ultimatum against ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft: Get off the road or we’ll arrest your drivers and impound your cars. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Broward cracks down on Uber, Lyft

By Robert Nolin Making good on a promise made last month, Broward County officials have issued an ultimatum against ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft: Get off the road or we’ll arrest your drivers and impound your cars. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Religion

Vladimir Putin’s religious, ethnic rhetoric gets a little scary in Russian state-of-the-union address

By Lucian Kim By Lucian Kim Vladimir Putin lives in a scary world, where enemies plot tirelessly to undermine, trick, and destroy Russia. Containment wasn’t just a Cold War policy but a practice of Russia’s rivals for centuries. Even without a conflict in Ukraine, the United States and European Union would have come up with another pretext for imposing economic sanctions; they were an inevitable response to a rising Russia. In his annual state-of-the-nation address on Thursday, the Russian president laid out his version of the year’s events in an effort to shore up support for his confrontation with the West amid growing economic troubles. The one-hour speech, held before 1,000 politicians and other public figures in the Kremlin, was defensive, strident, and formulaic. At moments, it was hard to tell whether Putin really believed everything he was saying — or if he had fallen prey to his own propaganda. Putin’s main message was that despite the challenges Russia faces at home and abroad, the country is united and will prevail. He provided little grounds for optimism. Often Putin seemed to be trying to convince himself that the risks to which he had exposed Russia were worth it and beyond reproach. The presidential address was …read more Source:: Reuters Faithword       ...
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Fugitive who fled to Peru extradited to Miami

A fugitive who fled to Peru is back in South Florida nearly seven years after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Joel Alexander Chirinos, 31, was flanked by U.S. marshals Thursday afternoon as he arrived at Miami International Airport. Chirinos is accused of sexually assaulting a girl when she was 7 years old. He had been in the custody of Peruvian law enforcement since his Dec. 6, 2013, arrest. Marshalls traveled to Peru last weekend to extradite him back to the U.S. A warrant for the sexual assault suspect was issued in January 2008, but he had already fled to his native country by then. U.S. Marshals Service spokesman Barry Golden said Chirinos was linked to a fashion design website based in Lima, Peru, so agents began focusing their efforts on the South American country. In 2013, marshals received information about specific locations where Chirinos was frequenting in Lima, including an Internet café where he was believed to be using a computer to conceal his location. Chirinos was turned over to Miami police to be booked into jail on the charges. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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