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Miley Cyrus smoked marijuana on stage during art week party in Miami Beach

In a bizarre and emotionally transparent performance, Miley Cyrus mocked her own music, opened up about her dark year and belted out some Led Zeppelin. Oh yeah, and she smoked pot onstage. Wearing a silver metallic Cleopatra wig and bright turquoise eye shadow, Cyrus kicked off a private, poolside show at the Raleigh Hotel in South Beach singing a duet of “Super Freak” with a topless woman. Cyrus was among the top-billed acts during the star-studded week of the prestigious Art Basel Miami Beach. The 22-year-old singer performed mostly covers, including Led Zeppelin, the Beatles’ “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” and Johnny Cash, telling the audience she understood they were serious about real art and probably weren’t fans of her pop-music style. “You thought (Art Basel) was a respected place where you could escape me,” said Cyrus, who talked about her difficult year after her twerking performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards and the death of her dog. The former Disney star said it took her to a dark place and made her realize many things she was doing seemed meaningless. “This year has constantly challenged me, and that’s why I started doing art,” she said before launching into a song she …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Deerfield Beach mother too intoxicated to watch boy, winds up at hospital

A Deerfield Beach woman was arrested after she got so drunk that she fell and wound up at a hospital while she was supposed to be watching her child, according to a Broward Sheriff’s Office arrest report. Selisia Johnson, 46, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of child neglect without great bodily harm. According to the report, someone called 911 because Johnson was unable to stand and fell to the ground repeatedly. When the arresting deputy arrived, he saw Johnson sitting on a plastic container in the front yard. He wrote in the report that Johnson had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, smelled of alcohol and was swaying while trying to keep her balance. Johnson refused to cooperate with the deputy, screamed obscenities at him and had difficulty speaking because of her intoxicated state, the report said. Johnson’s roommate told the deputy he saw her sitting in the front yard drinking earlier in the day and woke up to her screaming, the report said. Johnson was taken to Broward Health North to be treated for her injuries. The deputy determined that nobody was caring for the boy. He was released into the care of another family member. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Aesop Rock at Revolution Live

Hip hop artist and producer Aesop Rock performs live at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale on Friday, March 6th, 2015. Rob Sonic will open the show. The music is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. For tickets or more information click here. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Bette Midler Kicks Off Tour at Hard Rock Live!

Bette Midler kicks off her nationwide tour with two shows at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood on Friday, May 8th and Saturday, May 9th, 2015. Both concerts will begin at 8 p.m. For tickets or more information on Friday’s show click here. For tickets or more information on Saturday’s show click here. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Education

The Creation Station "Sneak Peek" 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

– Main Library Creation Station The Creation Station represents the democratization of design, engineering, fabrication and education for all residents of Broward County.The Main Library Creation Station makerspace is a community center with tools that enable individuals to design, prototype and make 3D items. Makerspaces often include tools and equipment too expensive or specialized for most people to own, as well as provide a gathering place for like-minded hobbyists to create and collaborate. …read more Source:: Broward County Library       ...
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Religion

Vatican finds hundreds of millions of euros “tucked away” – Cardinal Pell

By Philip Pullella By Philip Pullella (Cardinal George Pell gestures as he talks during a news conference for the presentation of new president of Vatican Bank IOR, at the Vatican July 9, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile) The Vatican’s economy minister has said hundreds of millions of euros were found “tucked away” in accounts of various Holy See departments without having appeared in the city-state’s balance sheets. In an article for Britain’s Catholic Herald Magazine to be published on Friday, Australian Cardinal George Pell wrote that the discovery meant overall Vatican finances were in better shape than previously believed. “In fact, we have discovered that the situation is much healthier than it seemed, because some hundreds of millions of euros were tucked away in particular sectional accounts and did not appear on the balance sheet,” he wrote. “It is important to point out that the Vatican is not broke … the Holy See is paying its way, while possessing substantial assets and investments,” Pell said, according to an advance text made available on Thursday. Pell did not suggest any wrongdoing but said Vatican departments had long had “an almost free hand” with their finances and followed “long-established patterns” in managing their affairs. “Very few were tempted to tell the outside world …read more Source:: Reuters Faithword       ...
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4 Miami residents accused of bank fraud arrested

Four Miami residents accused of bank fraud were arrested Thursday. Gabriel Salcedo, 20, Allen Salcedo, 22, Jerry Tejeda, 28, and Saly Tejeda, 23, are charged with grand theft, organized fraud, conspiracy to commit racketeering, credit card fraud and bank fraud. The arrests are the result of a joint operation involving the U.S. Secret Service, Coral Gables police and state prosecutors. Authorities said the defendants deceived banks into believing they were account holders who had their accounts compromised, even though they made the withdrawals themselves. The defendants are also alleged to have operated a credit card fraud scheme to scam financial institutions out of more than $100,000. All four suspects face more than 40 years in prison if convicted on all charges. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Christian

The Tenth Chapter: Do Not Lightly Forego Holy Communion

By TomTruex The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à KempisBOOK FOUR: AN INVITATION TO HOLY COMMUNIONThe Tenth Chapter: Do Not Lightly Forego Holy Communion The Voice of Christ YOU must often return to the source of grace and divine mercy, to the fountain of goodness and perfect purity, if you wish to be free from passion and vice, if you desire to be made stronger and more watchful against all the temptations and deceits of the devil. The enemy, knowing the great good and the healing power of Holy Communion, tries as much as he can by every manner and means to hinder and keep away the faithful and the devout. Indeed, there are some who suffer the worst assaults of Satan when disposing themselves to prepare for Holy Communion. As it is written in Job, this wicked spirit comes among the sons of God to trouble them by his wonted malice, to make them unduly fearful and perplexed, that thus he may lessen their devotion or attack their faith …read more Source:: Imitate Christ       ...
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Christian

The Tenth Chapter: Do Not Lightly Forego Holy Communion

By TomTruex The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à KempisBOOK FOUR: AN INVITATION TO HOLY COMMUNIONThe Tenth Chapter: Do Not Lightly Forego Holy Communion The Voice of Christ YOU must often return to the source of grace and divine mercy, to the fountain of goodness and perfect purity, if you wish to be free from passion and vice, if you desire to be made stronger and more watchful against all the temptations and deceits of the devil. The enemy, knowing the great good and the healing power of Holy Communion, tries as much as he can by every manner and means to hinder and keep away the faithful and the devout. Indeed, there are some who suffer the worst assaults of Satan when disposing themselves to prepare for Holy Communion. As it is written in Job, this wicked spirit comes among the sons of God to trouble them by his wonted malice, to make them unduly fearful and perplexed, that thus he may lessen their devotion or attack their faith …read more Source:: Imitate Christ       ...
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Christian

Christians Threatened With ‘Loitering’ Citation for Pro-Life Outreach Take City to Court

By Heather Clark FORT MYERS, Fla. – Two Florida women have taken their city and local police to court after they were threatened with a loitering citation for conducting pro-life activities outside of a local abortion facility. The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) filed the legal challenge on behalf of Judith Minahan and JoAnn O’Connell of Fort Myers this fall, and a federal hearing was held over the matter on Tuesday. The women have been reaching out to pregnant mothers for the past decade outside of the Fort Myers Women’s Health Center, one of the largest abortion facilities in the area. “When individuals who are driving into the medical office complex stop to speak with Plaintiffs, Plaintiffs will generally hand them literature and speak with them about abortion-related topics, including information about the possible emotional and physical effects of abortion, nearby maternity homes, local and national helplines, and fetal development,” the complaint filed by ACLJ reads. Minahan and O’Connell stand on the public sidewalk during their outreach, do not block pedestrians and seek to reach women in a non-confrontational manner. But the women state that in October of this year, as they and two others were engaging in pro-life outreach, they were approached …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Court Orders School District to Pay $75,000 for Denying Boy Use of Girls’ Restroom

By Heather Clark AUGUSTA, Maine – A superior court has ordered a Maine school district to pay $75,000 to the attorneys of a male student who identifies as a female after it was declared that officials discriminated against him by denying the use of the girls’ restroom. As previously reported, Wyatt Maines is an identical twin who, according to his parents, has exhibited feminine behavior since he was a preschooler. By the time he reached fifth grade, Wyatt legally changed his name to “Nicole,” let his hair grow long, and began regularly wearing feminine clothing. During that same time period, Wyatt also started using the girls’ restrooms at Asa Adams Elementary School, which disturbed some of the other students. In late 2007, a student’s grandfather voiced his concern to school officials, and the superintendent asked Wyatt to instead use a unisex staff bathroom instead of the main girls’ restroom. However, Wyatt’s parents—Wayne and Kelly Maines—were unhappy with the superintendent’s request. So, in early 2008, they hired a lawyer and filed a lawsuit against the elementary school, claiming the bathroom policy unfairly discriminated against their child. The case has been battled all the way to Maine’s highest court. After previous court rulings had concluded that the …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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‘You Just Can’t Say That': ‘Pope Francis’ Asserts Islam Can’t Be Equated With Violence

By Heather Clark ROME – On his flight back to Rome after visiting Turkey, the Roman Catholic Pontiff known as Pope Francis told reporters that Islam should not be equated with terrorism and violence–a statement that some may disagree with considering the teachings of the religion. “On Islamophobia, it is true that when one sees these terrorist acts, not only in this region, but also in Africa, there is this reaction , ‘If this is Islam, I am going to get angry,’” he said. “And so many Islamic people are offended.” “Many, many say, ‘No, we are not this. The Koran is a book of peace. It is a prophetic book of peace. That (terrorism) is not Islam,” Francis continued. He posited that Islamic leaders should speak out against terrorism to dispel any negatives perceptions about the religion. “There are these small (radical or terrorist) groups,” the pontiff stated. “It would be a good thing if all Muslim leaders, whether they be political or religious leaders, say clearly that they condemn that because this would help the majority of the Muslim people to say no.” Francis asserted that it is wrong to consider Islam a terrorist religion, and compared it to considering all Christians to be “fundamentalists.” “Sincerely, …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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