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President Donald Trump talks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Washington, as he prepares to leave Washington for his annual August holiday at his New Jersey golf club.
Evan Vucci/AP Photo
August 09, 2019 - 12:06 pm
By Zeke Miller, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he believes he has influence to rally Republicans around stronger federal background check laws as Congress and the White House work on a response to last weekend's mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. At the same...
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Cesar Sayoc
Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP, File
August 05, 2019 - 11:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida amateur body builder who admitted sending pipe bombs to prominent Democrats and CNN was sentenced to 20 years in prison Monday by a judge who concluded the bombs purposely were not designed to explode. Cesar Sayoc, 57, wept and crossed himself, appearing relieved, when U.S...
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 30: A pedestrian walks by a McDonald's restaurant on January 30, 2018 in San Francisco, California.
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August 04, 2019 - 6:55 pm
MADEIRA BEACH, Fl. ( WFTS ) — A McDonald's employee was fired after turning away paramedics Wednesday night. Anthony Quinn, a paramedic with Sun Star Inc., claimed in a Facebook review of the Madeira Beach McDonald's that he and his partner were denied service at the restaurant. In his review,...
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In this July 30, 2008, file photo, Jeffrey Epstein, center, appears in court in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Uma Sanghvi/Palm Beach Post via AP, File
July 18, 2019 - 11:45 am
By Tom Hays and Larry Nuemeister, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A judge denied bail Thursday for jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex trafficking charges after prosecutors argued the jet-setting defendant is a danger to the public and might flee the country. The federal judge's ruling means...
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In this July 30, 2008, file photo, Jeffrey Epstein, center, appears in court in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Uma Sanghvi/Palm Beach Post via AP, File
July 15, 2019 - 12:45 pm
By Larry Neumeister, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Financier Jeffrey Epstein will remain behind bars for now as a federal judge mulls whether to grant bail on charges he sexually abused underage girls. The judge said he needed more time to make a decision during a hearing Monday in New York...
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In this courtroom artist's sketch, defendant Jeffrey Epstein, center, sits with attorneys Martin Weinberg, left, and Marc Fernich during his arraignment in New York federal court, Monday, July 8, 2019.
Elizabeth Williams via AP
July 09, 2019 - 9:11 am
By Curt Anderson, AP Legal Affairs Writer FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — There is only one Justice Department, but two of its largest U.S. attorneys' offices came to vastly different conclusions about what to do with financier Jeffrey Epstein over allegations he sexually molested dozens of underage...
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This image taken from video provided by WPLG shows debris covering the parking lot of a shopping center after an explosion on Saturday, July 6, 2019 in Plantation, Fla.
WPLG via AP
July 06, 2019 - 1:59 pm
PLANTATION, Fla. (AP) — A vacant pizza restaurant exploded Saturday in a thundering roar at a South Florida shopping plaza, injuring more than 20 people as large chunks of concrete flew through the air. The blast flung debris widely along a busy road in Plantation, west of Fort Lauderdale. The...
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FILE - In this June 24, 2018, file photo, iguanas gather on a seawall in the Three Islands neighborhood of Hallandale Beach, Fla. Non-native iguanas are multiplying so rapidly in South Florida that a state wildlife agency is now encouraging people to kill
Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP
July 05, 2019 - 5:23 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Non-native iguanas are multiplying so rapidly in South Florida that a state wildlife agency is now encouraging people to kill them. A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission news release says people should exterminate the large green lizards on their...
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Cori Gauff
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July 01, 2019 - 10:32 am
By Ryan Prior, CNN (CNN) -- American tennis prodigy Cori "Coco" Gauff, 15, just became the youngest player in the Open era to advance through qualifying to reach Wimbledon's main draw where she will play compatriot Venus Williams. The Delray Beach, Florida, resident, who's been touted as the next...
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Jun 29, 2019; Miami, FL, USA; Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez (16) scores a run in the fourth inning of the game against Miami Marlins at Marlins Park.
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June 29, 2019 - 7:55 pm
By Steven Wine MIAMI (AP) — Neil Walker homered and drove in three runs Saturday to help the Miami Marlins rally from a five-run deficit and beat the Philadelphia Phillies for the fifth consecutive time, 9-6. The Marlins fell behind 6-1 before starting their comeback when Walker snapped an 0-for-15...
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