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Shots fired in northwest Miami-Dade County

Police are investigating after multiple shots were fired Wednesday morning in northwest Miami-Dade County. The shots were fired near Northwest 23rd Avenue and Northwest 50th Street. Miami-Dade police said the occupants of two vehicles were shooting at each other for about a block. No injuries were reported, but some vehicles in the area were struck. Sky 10 was above the scene as several shell casings were found near an AT&T truck parked in the area. Brownsville Middle School was briefly placed on lockdown as a precaution. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Of Mice & Men at Revolution Live Outdoors

Of Mice & Men performs live at Revolution Live Outdoors in Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday, April 28th. Crown The Empire and Volumes will open the concert. The music is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. For tickets or more information click here. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Fla. couple rescued from garbage truck after falling asleep in dumpster

A Florida man and woman who were intoxicated had to be rescued after falling asleep in a dumpster that was later emptied into a garbage truck. Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputies say the couple had been sleeping in a dumpster outside a convenience store near Tampa early Wednesday. When the dumpster was emptied into the back of the garbage truck, they started screaming and banging on the sides of the truck. Rescue crews were called just after 5 a.m. They removed Donald L. Jordan, 37, and Lisa Spirella, 49, from the truck. They were taken to Tampa General Hospital after complaining of back pain. Deputies originally believed they were homeless, but learned they were highly intoxicated after hanging out at a nearby casino. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Charli XCX Plays Revolution Live

Charli XCX performs live at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, June 13th. Fans will be sure to hear hits like “Boom Clap” and “Break The Rules”. The show is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. For tickets or more information click here. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Education

Book Club in a Bag 10:30 AM to 7:30 PM

– Weston Reference Desk Interested in starting your own book club? Join the book-club-in-a-bag program today! When you join, you will receive a kit that contains 10 copies of a title, and all the tools you will need for your own book club. To get started, please contact Linda Abraham 954-357-5304, or stop by the Reference desk. …read more Source:: Broward County Library       ...
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Jeb Bush aide resigns after making insensitive remarks on Twitter

A day after apologizing for making insensitive remarks on Twitter, the technology chief of Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign-in-waiting has resigned. Ethan Czahor was hired in January as chief technology officer of the former Florida Republican governor’s Right to Rise political action committee. Before he was hired, he had posted messages on his personal Twitter account that referred to women as “sluts” and made remarks about gay men. He resigned after racially insensitive comments were found on a website attributed to Czahor. Bush spokeswoman Kristy Campbell said it was “appropriate for him to step aside.” Czahor said in Twitter posts late Tuesday that he hoped his “recent news won’t dissuade future techies from entering politics.” Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Christian

Top Obama Aide: President Lied About Opposing ‘Gay Marriage’ to Deceive Blacks, Get Elected

By Heather Clark WASHINGTON – A new book written by a longtime Obama aide states that the then-presidential candidate was advised to lie about his beliefs regarding same-sex “marriage” in order to get elected. David Axelrod’s “Believer: My Forty Years in Politics” was released on Tuesday, and serves as a memoir of Alexelrod’s political career, including his time as Obama’s campaign and presidential adviser. Axelrod outlines in the book that Obama supported same-sex “marriage” while first running for office in 2008, but because Alexrod believed the position wouldn’t win votes from African American Christians, he advised Obama to lie about his stance. However, this didn’t set well with Obama. “I’m just not very good at bull ,” he quotes Obama as stating. So, Obama, reluctant to take Axelrod’s advice, chose to compromise in the matter, deciding to state his support for civil unions but not “gay marriage.” “Opposition to gay marriage was particularly strong in the black church, and as he ran for higher office, he grudgingly accepted the counsel of more pragmatic folks like me, and modified his position to support civil unions rather than marriage, which he would term a ‘sacred union,’” Axelrod outlines. But he said that Obama never felt completely comfortable with the scheme. “Having prided …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Texas Lawmaker Crafting Bill to Protect Rights of Unborn When Mother is Brain Dead

By Heather Clark AUSTIN, Texas – A Texas lawmaker is working to craft a bill that would protect the rights of unborn children in cases where the mother is declared brain dead. The legislation comes in response to an incident in Fort Worth that made headlines last year as a judge ordered that a pregnant woman be removed from life support as per her family’s wishes, thus ending both her life and that of her nearly 23-week-old unborn child. As previously reported, in November 2013, Marlise Munoz, 33, was found unconscious in the middle of the night by her husband Erick, 26. According to Mr. Munoz, the woman got up after 2 a.m. to check on their infant son, and when she did not return, he got up to check on both of them, finding his wife collapsed on the floor. Doctors believe that Munoz suffered a blood clot in her lung, which caused her to collapse. She had no brain activity over the two months that she spent at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. However, her baby, who was fourteen weeks gestation at the time of the incident, reportedly had a measurable heartbeat, which resulted in a disagreement between the hospital …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Charlotte Considers Allowing Men Who Identify as Women to Have ‘Restroom Choice’

By Heather Clark CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Officials in Charlotte, North Carolina are considering additional wording for its existing non-discrimination ordinance that would allow men who identify as women and vice versa to have “restroom choice” in public. The issue reportedly has the city council divided about the proposal, which seeks to add sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, marital status and familial status to its current citizen protections. If the ordinance is passed, any places of public accommodation, such as restaurants and stores, must allow transgendered persons to use the restroom with which they are most comfortable. But according to reports, Monday’s meeting in Charlotte City Hall was tense as some expressed apprehension over the potential ramifications of the legislation. “I think there exists in our community still a concern about exposing children, for example, at an early age to kind of the complexity of gender identity issues,” Council Member Ed Driggs told those gathered. Council Member Kenny Smith said that he does not feel it is appropriate for people who are biologically of the opposite sex to share such a private and personal space as a restroom. “I am not comfortable taking my six-year-old daughter into the men’s room, nor is it acceptable for me to …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Police cruiser found riddled with bullets in Cutler Bay

Miami-Dade police have launched a criminal investigation after someone shot up a squad car that was parked outside a home in Cutler Bay. A homeowner called 911 around 1:52 a.m. Wednesday after hearing multiple gunshots near Gulfstream and Marlin Roads. When investigators arrived, they found multiple bullet holes on the car. That police cruiser was used as a decoy to slow down drivers in the area and was unoccupied at the time of the shooting. Investigators also confirmed one of the bullets struck a home. A witness in the area told police that he saw a man on bicycle just moments after the shooting. This latest shooting comes two weeks after another squad car was shot up. That shootout happened outside a home near SW 104 Ave and 181 Street. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Religion

Prominent U.S. Mormon activist excommunicated for doubting LDS doctrine

By Reuters Staff By Reuters Staff (Mormon women walk to Temple Square in an attempt to get tickets to the priesthood meeting at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints semi-annual general conference in Salt Lake City, Utah April 5, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart) A prominent Mormon activist who went against the church by supporting same-sex marriage and the ordination of women has been excommunicated by a council that found he publicly doubted the faith’s core principles, the church said on Tuesday. The excommunication of John Dehlin, the outspoken founder of the “Mormon Stories” website and podcast, marks one of the highest profile disciplinary actions the church has taken as it seeks to counter challenges from the left to its doctrine and practices. The move follows demonstrations by other members of the church who have called for the ordination of women, a cause Dehlin says he supports. A local council of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints returned the decision against Dehlin, a resident of North Logan, a community 70 miles (113 km) north of Salt Lake City, after meeting on Sunday to decide his case. Dehlin, 45, told Salt Lake City radio station KUER he received a letter from church officials outlining their decision …read more Source:: Reuters Faithword       ...
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$3,000 reward offered for info leading to arrest in Fort Lauderdale fatal shooting

A $3,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the fatal shooting of a woman in Fort Lauderdale. Police said Lakendra Jones, 18, was found shot Feb. 1 outside her home on Northwest Third Avenue. She was taken to Broward Health Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. Now, Broward County Crime Stoppers will pay a $3,000 reward for information leading to her killer’s arrest. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Jack Seiler re-elected as Fort Lauderdale mayor for third term

Jack Seiler has been re-elected as Fort Lauderdale mayor. Seiler won a third term with 70 percent of the votes cast. However, voter turnout was very small — about 3 percent. The mayor is coming off a controversial few months over the city’s rules on feeding the homeless. Seiler beat out Chris Brennan and Earl Rynerson, who has already lost to Seiler twice before. Robert McKinzie picked up a commissioner seat with nearly 59 percent of the vote. For complete results of Tuesday evening’s election, click here. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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