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Some 7 million undocumented migrants hope for Congress to pass new immigration law

Many in the business sector worried that President Barack Obama’s executive order was going to have an impact on South Florida’s labor market, but it won’t. There are still at least 7 million undocumented migrants nationwide, who do not have a path toward a legal work permit. Jorge, who asked that his last name not be published, said Thursday night that what they need is Congress to pass new immigration law. Undocumented workers who are better off in the United States underpaid than in Central America or Haiti make up the work force of the agricultural fields in Homestead and Florida City. Work permits would mean higher pay since most of them make less than Florida’s $7.93 minimum wage. “There is an immigration system that promotes exploitation,” Jorge said. “We are not surprised that they are not fixing it.” Jorge – undocumentedThe 28-year-old has been undocumented since he said good bye to his parents in Guatemala when he was 19. He has participated in many protests. He has marched in Washington, D.C. He has gone in caravans to try to lobby in Tallahassee. On Thursday he wore a shirt with a sign that read “dignity, justice, equality” in Spanish. Obama’s executive order shields five million …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Arsonists set fire to man's business, home in Miami

Police are searching for two men who were captured on surveillance video shortly before setting fire to a food market in Miami. The incident happened at about 2:45 a.m. on Nov. 7 at the Five Sons Food Market on Northwest 22nd Avenue and 58th Street. According to police, the store owner, Iyad Awayssa, 38, had closed his business for the day and went to the back of the store where he also lives to get ready for bed. Awayssa told detectives he woke up due to the heavy smoke and fire. He was able to escape the building without suffering any injuries. The fire caused about $20,000 worth of damage to the business/home and Awayssa said he lost about $100,000 in inventory. Police describe the arsonists as two black men between the ages of 25 and 30. Anyone with information about this case is urged to call police. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Guestview: Don’t believe everything you hear — there’s only one pope

By Guest Contributor By Guest Contributor (Pope Francis (R) greets Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI before a mass in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican, September 28, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile) The following is a guest contribution. Reuters is not responsible for the content and the views expressed are the authors’ alone. Christopher M. Bellitto, Ph.D., is associate professor of history at Kean University in Union, New Jersey.* By Christopher M. Bellitto A flashy Daily Beast article on bubbling Catholic dissatisfaction with Pope Francis declares, “There’s more than one Pope in town.” Conservative columnists Ross Douthat warns, “remember there is another pope still living!” These are just two examples: you can find others along the ideological spectrum. There is only one pope and his name in Francis, whether people like him and the direction he is steering Roman Catholicism or not. Reporters, commentators, and academics should know better than to use the phrase “two popes.” This sloppy, ignorant, and irresponsible talk to drum up a good conflict story comes from both ends of the ideological spectrum. The mistake is not new and can’t be pegged to the recent Vatican Synod on the Family. Last April at the double canonization of John XXIII and John …read more Source:: Reuters Faithword       ...
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Guestview: Don’t believe everything you hear — there’s only one pope

By Guest Contributor By Guest Contributor (Pope Francis (R) greets Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI before a mass in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican, September 28, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile) The following is a guest contribution. Reuters is not responsible for the content and the views expressed are the authors’ alone. Christopher M. Bellitto, Ph.D., is associate professor of history at Kean University in Union, New Jersey.* By Christopher M. Bellitto A flashy Daily Beast article on bubbling Catholic dissatisfaction with Pope Francis declares, “There’s more than one Pope in town.” Conservative columnists Ross Douthat warns, “remember there is another pope still living!” These are just two examples: you can find others along the ideological spectrum. There is only one pope and his name in Francis, whether people like him and the direction he is steering Roman Catholicism or not. Reporters, commentators, and academics should know better than to use the phrase “two popes.” This sloppy, ignorant, and irresponsible talk to drum up a good conflict story comes from both ends of the ideological spectrum. The mistake is not new and can’t be pegged to the recent Vatican Synod on the Family. Last April at the double canonization of John XXIII and John …read more Source:: Reuters Faithword       ...
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Fort Lauderdale bids farewell to police horse

By Linda Trischitta He only patrolled Fort Lauderdale’s downtown and beach neighborhoods for a few months, but American quarter horse Thomas Red was known to visitors and residents and was a favorite in the police department’s mounted unit. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Fort Lauderdale bids farewell to police horse

By Linda Trischitta He only patrolled Fort Lauderdale’s downtown and beach neighborhoods for a few months, but American quarter horse Thomas Red was known to visitors and residents and was a favorite in the police department’s mounted unit. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Students return to class following shooting outside Miami Gardens high school

Miami Carol City Senior High School was surrounded by flashing lights Friday, a day after two teenagers were shot outside on campus. “I heard seven shots and that’s when I ran outside to see what happened,” said Kenneth Hayes, who is friends with the victims. “Everybody was scared.” A representative with the Miami-Dade County school board said one of the victims sought help from a teacher, who they said assisted. The two boys were airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Unit. One of the victims who was shot in the head was listed in critical condition at the time, while the other was listed in stable condition. Police said the shooting happened between 3:45 and 4 p.m. “I feel uneasy being here. I don’t know what is going to happen,” said Hayes. Police told Local 10 News that they have one suspect in custody but a second person remains on the run. “They got the school locked down, and they are not going to let that stuff happen again,” said ninth-grade student, Tyrece Witherspoon. The high school, Carol City Middle School and Barbara Hawkins Elementary School were all placed on lockdown after the shooting. Officials said 200 students in elementary school, 75 students in middle school and 400 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Paper Diamond Plays Revolution Live

Electronic music producer Paper Diamond performs live at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015. The show is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. For tickets or more information click here. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Ingrid Michaelson Live at the Culture Room

Singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson performs live at the Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday, February 12th, 2015. 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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Members of #FAU's video production staff recently produced a short film titled,...

By Florida Atlantic University Members of #FAU’s video production staff recently produced a short film titled, “An Unusual Meeting,” with the help from Viewster Online Film Festival: An Unusual Meetingwww.viewster.comIn this mystery tale an old man sits at the head of a table and holds a peculiar meeting with some of his oldest acquaintances. …read more Source:: FAU Facebook feed       ...
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Exclusive: Friend of FSU gunman speaks to Local 10

Louis Dilbert spoke exclusively to Local 10 News reporter Hatzel Vela, one day after his friend, Myron May, went on a shooting spree at the main campus library at Florida State University. Dilbert, who is from Allapattah, said he met May while they were undergraduates at FSU. Dilbert said he saw him last at a friend’s wedding a couple years ago, and said they stayed in touch on social media. “We ran the same circles in college,” said Dilbert. Dilbert said he and May were members of a service-based organization on campus called Progressive Black Men. “We ran into each other quite frequently and had positive interaction with each other,” said Dilbert. Dilbert said he was of course stunned by the news of the mass shooting, and said he is not sure why May would commit such an act. “(He was a) quiet guy,” said Dilbert. “But very active in the campus community. Most people would regard him as a positive individual.” But somehow, something went wrong. According to authorities, May sent out packages to eight friends before the shooting, including Joe Paul. Paul also knew May during their time at FSU and said they stayed in touch through social media. On Saturday, May reached out to Paul, asking …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Paula Poundstone Live In Coral Springs

Comedian Paula Poundstone performs live at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts on Saturday, February 21st, 2015. This show contains adult language and explicit content. The show is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. For tickets or more information click here. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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