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Bulletin Board: Week of Dec. 16

Stay up to date with local Bulletin Board listings of upcoming public events featuring a roundup of what’s happening in South Florida this week. Events are subject to change. Please check with venue. Today ‘Nutcracker’: Dance Theater of Florida performs 2-4 p.m. $22-$25. The Eissey Campus Theatre,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Think downtown Boca Raton is all disjointed? Here's the plan to fix that.

By Lois K. Solomon Boca Raton’s downtown government center, with lots of buildings spread over 30 acres north of Palmetto Park Road, could be transformed into a central destination for community gathering and government business over the next 10 years. The city is looking at several proposals to rebuild aging government… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Procrastinators guide to holiday shopping (and saving) | Doreen's Deals

By Doreen Christen Procrastinators take note: The deadline is fast approaching to get those gifts in the mail to arrive by Christmas Eve. Luckily, Amazon has extended its offer for free holiday shipping, with no minimum purchase required, through Dec. 18, according to a news release. You do not need a Prime membership… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Christian

Democratic Politician Arrested for Disciplining 7-Year-Old by Spanking Facing Up to 6 Months in Jail if Convicted

By Editor  (Yahoo News) — A Democratic assemblyman in California was arrested Monday on suspicion of child cruelty after allegedly spanking his daughter. On Wednesday, he claimed that he had only done so as a means of punishment. In an interview with the Fresno Bee, lawmaker Joaquin Arambula spoke about an incident at home Sunday night that led him to spank his… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Report: Johnson & Johnson knew since 1970s that its baby powder had carcinogenic asbestos

By MARLEY JAY Stocks are sagging Friday after weak economic data from China has investors worrying about the global economy again. China’s government said industrial output and retail sales both slowed in November. In the U.S., health care products giant Johnson & Johnson plunged after Reuters reported that… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Body found wrapped in car's trunk was missing Keys man; driver charged with murder

By Doug Phillips A man who was reported missing from the Florida Keys was later found dead inside the trunk of his car wrapped in bed sheets and plastic — and investigators say the man who was driving the car is the killer. The case began to unfold when the white 2018 4-door Honda Accord looked like the one that… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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'Hamilton' how-to: What you need to know before you go

By Phillip Valys, Rod Stafford Hagwood, Mike Mayo ‘Hamilton,” judging from the frenzy of box-office lines and overpriced resale tickets, is going to be a big deal when it makes its South Florida premiere Dec. 18 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale. The first U.S. tour of writer-lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda’s landmark… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Texas Lawmaker Files Bill That Would Allow Display of Ten Commandments in Public School Classrooms

By Heather Clark AUSTIN, Texas — A lawmaker in Texas has filed a bill that would allow the Ten Commandments to be displayed in public school classrooms, if desired. “I think it’s a good list of disciplines that young people would find very meaningful to them,” Rep. Dan Flynn, R-Van, told the Star-Telegram. House Bill 307 simply states that “he board of trustees of an… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Broward judge agrees to reprimand for berating lawyer

By Rafael Olmeda Broward Circuit Judge Dennis Bailey berated a defense lawyer during a criminal trial in front of the jury, ordering a court deputy to move the lawyer to his seat, then refusing to grant a mistrial when the attorney complained. Bailey, who was first elected in 2014, acknowledged his misconduct to… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Broward judge agrees to reprimand for berating lawyer

By Rafael Olmeda Broward Circuit Judge Dennis Bailey berated a defense lawyer during a criminal trial in front of the jury, ordering a court deputy to move the lawyer to his seat, then refusing to grant a mistrial when the attorney complained. Bailey, who was first elected in 2014, acknowledged his misconduct to… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Sears gets Bankruptcy Court approval for up to $25.3 million in bonuses to top employees

By Lauren Zumbach A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge signed off Friday on Sears’ request to pay up to $25.3 million in bonuses to top executives and other high-ranking employees even as the company reported losing nearly $1.9 billion in the first three quarters this year. Hoffman Estates-based Sears Holdings Corp., which… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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How Congress will tackle Latin America policy with fewer Cuban Americans in office

By Alex Daugherty The departure of Miami lawmakers Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Carlos Curbelo leaves Congress with two fewer experts on Latin America foreign policy. But the remaining Cuban Americans will still carry clout in foreign affairs. Three Cuban Americans will occupy top slots on the House and Senate committees… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Facebook says new bug allowed apps to access private photos of millions of users

By Tony Romm Facebook on Friday revealed that a major software bug may have allowed third-party apps to wrongly access the photos of up to 6.8 million users, including images that people began uploading to the site but didn’t post publicly. The mishap, which occurred over a 12-day period in September, adds… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski apologizes for describing Mike Pompeo with homophobic slur

By Lindsey Bever, Deanna Paul Following widespread backlash, MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski apologized early Friday morning for calling Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a “wannabe dictator’s butt boy” earlier in the week during a segment of the news show “Morning Joe.” Brzezinski, who had attempted to apologize for her remarks in… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Hyde: The secret behind the ageless Frank Gore and his success with Dolphins at 35 | Commentary

By Dave Hyde Ichiro Suzuki arrived to the Marlins as baseball’s oldest player with a trailer of workout machines to stay fit beyond mortal limits. Jaromir Jagr came to the Panthers as hockey’s oldest player with a stash of secrets that involved calling a strength coach late at night and say, “Meet me at the… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Guns will be exchanged for laptops Saturday in Miami

By Linda Trischitta Miami-Dade police and Miami police will host a gun buyback on Saturday and instead of gift cards, officers will give out Lenovo laptops. Gun donors do not have to be residents of Miami-Dade. Guns will be accepted anonymously, and owners don’t have to show identification or undergo questioning,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Guns will be exchanged for laptops Saturday in Miami

By Linda Trischitta Miami-Dade police and Miami police will host a gun buyback on Saturday and instead of gift cards, officers will give out Lenovo laptops. Gun donors do not have to be residents of Miami-Dade. Guns will be accepted anonymously, and owners don’t have to show identification or undergo questioning,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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NSU Launches First-of-its-kind Artificial Intelligence Bot to Help Students, Faculty and Staff

By Tasha Yohan FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Amazon may have Alexa, but Nova Southeastern University (NSU) has Julie! Created by NSU’s Office of Innovation and Technology, Julie is an AI chatbot that will optimize the university experience. NSU’s Office of Innovation and Technology has developed and debuted “Julie” to its students, faculty and staff. Julie is an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot that was designed to help the NSU community navigate and optimize their university experience. “At NSU, we consistently seek out ways to provide an edge for our students and Julie is another element that allows them to have access to innovation,” said Dr. George Hanbury, president of NSU. “Technology is embedded in NSU’s DNA, having pioneered many firsts that today are taken for granted. This latest feature is yet another advancement designed to provide the best possible educational experience for our students.” Online chatbots are typically a computer program or AI that holds a conversation with a user via text or voice, responding in ways that a human would. Beyond automating simple requests, they are able to provide assistance or access information quickly and efficiently. Julie is an animated and personalized chat bot that has been programmed with many abilities, such as providing …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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