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Goodbye Brightline. Hello Virgin Trains USA

By Wayne K. Roustan Florida’s multi-colored, higher-speed passenger trains will be getting a major makeover in the new year. Brightline officials announced Friday a strategic partnership with billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Group. Brightline will rename itself Virgin Trains USA this month and transition to Virgin… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Holiday Story Slam: Your Best True Story 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

– Century Plaza/Leon Slatin Branch Library Adult Services Display Accept the challenge! Submit your stories by November 20th at Century Plaza for a chance to tell your best true holiday story. Your family-friendly story can be humorous, life changing, all about family, being alone; whatever story that fits our Holiday theme. Teens and Adults welcome to submit. Call 954-357-7740 for more information. …read more Source:: Broward County Library       ...
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Jobs, salaries swell in South Florida's tech industry, survey says

By Marcia Heroux Pounds Jobs and salaries are increasing in South Florida’s technology industry, according to a survey related to the tech industry’s ITPalooza conference Dec. 13 in Fort Lauderdale. Ninety-one percent of South Florida employers surveyed say they plan to hire, with 60 percent of IT professionals willing… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Missing ballots, voter fraud allegations, court battles: That was the Florida recount — in 1916

By Brett Clarkson Cantankerous Florida recounts aren’t just a 21st Century phenomenon. Over 100 years ago, in 1916, a staunchly racist, anti-Catholic, gun-toting pastor turned insurance salesman named Sidney J. Catts ran to become the Democratic Party’s nominee for governor — and won. At least, at first he won. … …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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William Goldman, Oscar-winning screenwriter of 'Butch Cassidy' and 'All the President's Men,' dies at 87

By Adam Bernstein Badly hung over, the detective rises from a fold-out couch in his office. He turns off the TV that has been on all night, dunks his head in ice water, shuffles into the kitchen and prepares a fresh coffee filter, only to realize he is out of grounds. He opens his wastebasket. Spies yesterday’s… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Magic Leap giving up to $500,000 in grants to developers who use the company's first product

By Marcia Heroux Pounds Plantation-based, mixed-reality startup Magic Leap is offering $20,000 to $500,000 in grants to developers who want to bring their “creative vision to life” using the company’s first product, Magic Leap One. Developers have until Dec. 15 to apply. Grant winners will be provided developer and marketing… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Magic Leap giving up to $500,000 in grants to developers who use the company's first product

By Marcia Heroux Pounds Plantation-based, mixed-reality startup Magic Leap is offering $20,000 to $500,000 in grants to developers who want to bring their “creative vision to life” using the company’s first product, Magic Leap One. Developers have until Dec. 15 to apply. Grant winners will be provided developer and marketing… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Want to adopt a greyhound rescue? What to know before you do

By Susannah Bryan If you think greyhound rescue dogs are hyper and ready to race, think again. “They’re like big cats,” said Carey Theil, executive director of Grey2K USA Worldwide, a nonprofit advocacy group. “They’re docile and gentle and they don’t require a lot of exercise.” Thousands of greyhounds will need… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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1 dead, 3 wounded in Kenosha County shooting

By Associated Press One person is dead and three others are wounded in an overnight shooting in Kenosha County. Sheriff’s officials say the shooting happened in a home in the Town of Wheatland about 10:30 p.m. Thursday. Deputies found two people with gunshot wounds. One person died at the scene. A short time later,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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An old-fashioned answer for police radio problems was used during Parkland shooting

By Lisa J. Huriash After police struggled to communicate during the Parkland school shooting, they came up with a solution: pagers. The Coral Springs Police Department now issues old-fashioned pagers to counterparts at the Broward Sheriff’s Office so the two agencies can be alerted during a catastrophe. Coral Springs… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Comparison to Bay County election is ludicrous | Letters

We’re not Bay County: Defense of Snipes is ludicrous The comments made by Commissioner Geller in the Sun Sentinel with regards to the Supervisor of Elections was laughable. Mr. Geller, how dare you compare our election malaise with Bay County, an area that has been devastated by a natural occurrence… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Amazon offers $20 off at Whole Foods Market with deals on organic turkeys

By Doreen Christensen Amazon again is offering special Thanksgiving savings and deals at Whole Foods Market. The company is enticing people to sign up for an annual Prime account for $119 with an offer to save $20 on a $20 purchase at Whole Foods Market. Get started with a free 30-day trial before the 12-month membership… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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GOP senator: It’s a 'great idea' to make it harder for 'liberal folks' to vote

By Emily Wagster Pettus A Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi is shown in a new video talking about “liberal folks” and making it “just a little more difficult” for them to vote. A campaign spokeswoman for Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith criticized the video, saying the senator was joking. The brief clip appeared on social… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Key design flaws in bridge that had deadly collapse

By Jennifer Kay Designers overestimated the strength of a critical section of a Florida International University pedestrian bridge that collapsed, killing six people, and they underestimated the load on that same section, federal investigators reported Thursday. Cracks that were observed in the bridge before it… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Manual recounts beginning in races for Florida US Senate and state agricultural commissioner

By Larry Barszewski Hundreds of workers began gathering in the Broward County elections office warehouse before dawn Friday preparing to start a hand recount in the U.S. Senate race. The recount was scheduled to begin at 7 a.m., but was running late. Elections officials still have not given instructions to the workers… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Ultra Music Festival finds new home in Miami

By Johnny Diaz The Ultra Music Festival will rock in Virginia Key next year. Miami city commissioners voted Thursday to allow the three-day event to take place at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park and Miami Marine Stadium Flex Park March 29-31. Commissioners voted 4 to 1 in favor of the move with commissioner… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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