Tag: Florida

Here’s What Happens When 2 Sons Buy a Billboard Asking for Birthday Wishes for Their Dad

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] It’s one thing to get an out-of-the-blue birthday call from a friend. It’s another to get 20,000 from strangers around the world. Chris Ferry, a 61-year-old insurance agent from Linwood, N.J., found himself fielding calls from as far away […]

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The Massage Parlor Owner and Mar-a-Lago

Even if you’re an avid follower of the news, it’s hard to keep track of Donald Trump’s scandals. The president’s singular governing innovation has been to engage in grift so baroque, so galactically expansive, that trying to comprehend it all at once tests the limit of the human mind. Revelations […]

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LISTEN: Florida School Bus Aide Rips MAGA Hat Off Student’s Head

Florida police are investigating a public school bus aide who allegedly ripped a “Make America Great Again” hat off the head of a 14-year-old student. LISTEN TO THIS: A Martin County school bus aide is under investigation for yelling at a student then grabbing his #Trump #MAGA hat off of his head for ‘hat day’ […]

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Police: Florida Woman Shoots Partner in Booze-Filled Snoring Dispute

A Florida woman is accused of shooting her partner on Wednesday during an alcohol-fueled dispute over snoring. Deputies arrested Lorie Morin, 47, of Cocoa, Florida, on Friday and charged her with one count of attempted murder and one count of attempted battery, Fox 35 Orlando reported. Morin told deputies she had been playing rummy and […]

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NY State Auditors Looking to Bill Those Fleeing State’s High Taxes

New York state auditors are looking to stick wealthy residents fleeing the state’s high taxes with a hefty bill to make up for a $2.3 billion budget deficit. New York Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo, one of President Trump’s most vocal critics, blamed the Trump administration and a GOP lawmaker- backed tax reform plan reducing state […]

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Report: Man Tries to Board Plane with Rocket-Propelled Grenade Launcher

A Florida man’s plan to board a plane carrying an unassembled rocket-powered grenade launcher was busted by Transportation Security Agency (TSA) officials, according to the agency. The unidentified man, who hails from St. Petersburg, Florida, allegedly attempted to board a plane at Lehigh Valley Airport in Allentown, Pennsylvania, headed for Orlando when his checked baggage […]

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Florida Teacher Cries As She’s Forced to Remove Kneeling Colin Kaepernick Poster

Screenshot: Twitter A Florida teacher was forced to remove a decorative door covering that showed former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling. The image was created for Black History Month and reportedly upset several whites in the community who found the cardboard image of a black man kneeling to be “offensive.” […]

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Rep. Matt Gaetz Questions Why The Atlantic Has Not Retracted False Tweet

Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz questioned Sunday why an Atlantic reporter has not yet retracted a tweet about him despite it being debunked by a Politico reporter and an on-record statement by the Florida Governor. Rep. Matt Gaetz tweeted: “How has @TheAtlantic not demanded retraction of this tweet from its reporter?1 – it didn’t happen2 […]

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Why Allen Weisselberg, Trump’s Money Man, Could Face Scrutiny Next

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] In testimony before Congress this week, Michael Cohen cast himself as a central figure in schemes that could threaten the presidency of Donald J. Trump. But Mr. Cohen said he didn’t work alone, unexpectedly […]

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The Republicans of Gilead

In “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Margaret Atwood’s ever-resonant tale of misogynist dystopia, Christian fascism has a sordid, perverse underbelly. On the surface, the Republic of Gilead, Atwood’s imaginary successor to America, is a place of totalitarian religious austerity. But as the book’s enslaved narrator discovers, the society’s leaders also maintain a […]

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Update On WWE Potentially Heading Back To Florida For WrestleMania 36

WWE Network Back in November of last year, the now annual “Is next year’s WrestleMania coming to Minnesota?” rumors started, and, like always, were quickly squashed in favor of WWE’s favorite place in the world: Florida. Here’s what Brad Shepard of the Oh, You Didn’t Know podcast said at the […]

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Watch: Donald Trump Speaks to Venezuelan Americans in Florida

President Donald Trump will deliver a speech in Florida on Monday about the current power struggle in Venezuela. The president is expected to offer strong support for interim President Juan Guaido and call for dictator Nicolás Maduro to step down from power. Trump will also urge the South American people to choose Democracy and turn away […]

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Student Accused of Threatening to Beat Teacher, Refusing to Recite ‘Racist’ Pledge

An 11-year-old Florida student was arrested for allegedly threatening to beat his teacher because he refused to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, calling the pledge “racist” to black people. The boy was removed from a classroom at Lawton Chiles Middle Academy in Lakeland, Florida, and arrested by a school resource officer on February 4 after […]

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Donald Trump to Announce State of Emergency Before Weekend Trip to Florida

President Donald Trump will speak Friday on the ongoing fight for border security and his decision to declare a State of Emergency. The White House scheduled a press event in the Rose Garden where Trump is expected to deliver remarks on the national security and humanitarian crisis at the Southern border. The event is scheduled […]

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Parkland’s Day of Remembrance: Moments of Silence, Reflection and Grief

PARKLAND, Fla. — On a day nobody wanted to remember — or forget — several people in maroon T-shirts emblazoned with #MSDStrong found their way Thursday to a place of solace: a flower garden outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that, at the first anniversary of the nation’s deadliest school […]

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Marco Rubio, Trump’s Shadow Secretary of State

It was not so long ago that Donald Trump and Marco Rubio were bitter enemies. During the 2016 primary, Rubio called Trump a “con man” and suggested that he had wet his pants during a debate. In return, Trump dubbed the Florida senator “Liddle Marco,” questioned the Cuban-American’s citizenship, and […]

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U.S. Opens Inquiry Into Handling of Jeffrey Epstein’s Sex Abuse Case

The Justice Department said Wednesday that it had opened an investigation into a 2007 plea deal negotiated by a prosecutor who is now a member of President Trump’s cabinet that kept the financier Jeffrey E. Epstein from facing federal charges related to accusations that he molested dozens of underage girls. […]

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