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Rapper Nelly -- Cops Raid Tour Bus, Heroin Seized

Rapper Nelly -- Cops Raid Tour Bus, Heroin Seized | READ WHAT I READ | Scoop.it
Rapper Nelly was detained last night in Texas while police officers searched his tour bus -- and found HEROIN in addition to a loaded gun ...
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Man charged with sexually battering godson

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A man is accused of sexually abusing his godson from the time the boy was 6 until he was 15 years old.
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Astronomers spot "diamond planet"

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Earth-like exoplanet orbiting distant start is made largely of diamond, scientists say...
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Ronald Reagan Hologram Planned For After Election

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What better way to invigorate Republicans than to bring Ronald Reagan back to life?
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Galaxy S3 Mini: Samsung's big new move

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Samsung's newest smartphone with a smaller screen could give Apple's iPhone a run for its money. But the specs -- including the absence of 4G LTE -- aim the device more toward the mid-tier. Read this article by Shara Tibken on CNET News.
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NEW YORK: US crude oil supplies up by 1.7 million barrels - Business Breaking News - MiamiHerald.com

The nation's crude oil supplies increased last week, the government said Wednesday.
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Downtown Open Market is happening this weekend

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Looking for some great gifts? Why not start your Christmas shopping this weekend?
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Baked Sale: 2 Florida high school seniors accused of selling pot brownies on campus (VIDEO)

Baked Sale: 2 Florida high school seniors accused of selling pot brownies on campus (VIDEO) | READ WHAT I READ | Scoop.it

NEW TAMPA, Florida - For the first time, we're getting a look at two Bay area high school seniors accused of trying to sell cookies and brownies laced with marijuana.

 

Deputies arrested them on Warton High School grounds Wednesday morning around 11:30 a.m.

 

Sylvia Lizotte, a junior at Wharton High, said, "Well, we've had cops show up at our school a million times, so it's not all that surprising."

 

It all started when the school resource deputy said he received an anonymous tip that Christopher Lanigan and Nicholas Rodas were trying to sell baked goods laced with marijuana during the school day.

 

The deputy said Rodas had five individually wrapped cookies that tested positive for marijuana. Lanigan, he said, had two individually wrapped brownies that also tested positive for marijuana...

 

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Civil rights housing group accuses Bank of America of neglecting foreclosed homes in minority neighborhoods in Orlando

Civil rights housing group accuses Bank of America of neglecting foreclosed homes in minority neighborhoods in Orlando | READ WHAT I READ | Scoop.it

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ORLANDO, Fla. — The National Fair Housing Alliance and Fair Housing Continuum in Florida have filed a discrimination complaint against Bank of America with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

 

The groups said they looked at 14 Bank of America-owned homes in Orlando and found the majority of houses in predominantly black neighborhoods had trash, broken windows, water damage and no "for sale" signs.

 

The homes in predominantly white neighborhoods did not.

 

Fair housing officials said property values in minority neighborhoods are plummeting because of the bank's negligence...

 

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DT has one last crack at Texas - ESPN

DT has one last crack at TexasESPNNORMAN, Okla. -- More than four years after the most ballyhooed Red River battle for a recruit in recent memory, Jamarkus McFarland has no regrets about his decision to attend Oklahoma.
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Sports Shorts: Former NFL star Karras dead at 77 - Seacoastonline.com

CBC.caSports Shorts: Former NFL star Karras dead at 77Seacoastonline.comSports Shorts: Former NFL star Karras dead at 77. Today's most viewed articles.
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Sports log: Roger Federer wins easily despite death threats - Boston.com

Sports log: Roger Federer wins easily despite death threats - Boston.com | READ WHAT I READ | Scoop.it
Sports log: Roger Federer wins easily despite death threatsBoston.comRoger Federer ignored recent death threats from a Chinese blogger and won his opening match Wednesday at the Shanghai Masters, beating qualifier Lu Yen-Hsun, 6-3, 7-5, in the...
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WSVN-TV - Campus garage under construction collapses, workers trapped

Campus garage under construction collapses, workers trapped...
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Six Best Club Parties in Miami This Weekend - Miami - Music - Crossfade

Six Best Club Parties in Miami This Weekend - Miami - Music - Crossfade | READ WHAT I READ | Scoop.it
While the rest of the country has been putting on hoodies and celebrating the first cold-fronts of autumn, we've...
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Orange County, Florida commissioners were texting with lobbyists before controversial paid sick time vote (VIDEO)

Orange County, Florida commissioners were texting with lobbyists before controversial paid sick time vote (VIDEO) | READ WHAT I READ | Scoop.it

ORLANDO, Fla. — Orange County’s mayor is working to change the commission’s cellphone policy after a WESH 2 News investigation revealed most commissioners were in contact with lobbyists ahead of a controversial vote.

 

According to text messages released as public record, five of six commissioners were in contact with one or more lobbyists, or the head of the Orange County Republican Party, while they considered a sick pay initiative.

 

The text messages show communications about the paid sick time measure proposed by the group Citizens for a Great Orange County were exchanged on Sept. 11 – the day the commission voted to keep the measure off the November ballot.

 

The text messages indicate that commissioners were getting advice on how to keep the initiative off the ballot...

 

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Girls Out of School and Into Wedlock

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Pregnancy and childbirth is still the leading cause of death for teenage girls in the poorest corners of the word, and despite all the progress in reducing maternal mortality by 47 percent we have yet to save these young, vulnerable lives.
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Andrea Bocelli Rollerblades ... with Seeing-Eye Bicyclist

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As if he wasn't talented enough, opera singer Andrea Bocelli showed off how fearless he is by in-line skating in Tuscany, Italy on Wednesday.The…...
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Suspected U.S. drone strike kills 16 in Pakistan - CNN.com

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A suspected U.S. drone strike killed 16 people and wounded six Thursday in one of Pakistan's semi-autonomous tribal regions, two officials said.
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Kellogg's recalls Mini-Wheats due to metal pieces

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Frosted and Unfrosted Mini-Wheats products affected by recall may contain flexible mesh fragments...
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3 victims identified in parking garage collapse

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The three men who were killed when a five-story parking garage that was under construction at Miami-Dade College West collapsed have been identified.
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Corrupt Miami Beach firefighter and Miami-Dade cop guilty in cocaine trafficking case, face 15 years to life in federal prison

Corrupt Miami Beach firefighter and Miami-Dade cop guilty in cocaine trafficking case, face 15 years to life in federal prison | READ WHAT I READ | Scoop.it

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A federal jury on Wednesday found a Miami Beach firefighter, a Miami-Dade police officer and an accomplice guilty of transporting shipments of fake cocaine on behalf of a client they believed was a South Beach club manager — but in fact was an undercover FBI agent.


Firefighter Henry L. Bryant, Officer Daniel Mack, and co-defendant Octavius McLendon, a friend of Bryant’s, were each found guilty of conspiring to possess and distribute multiple kilos of cocaine and using a firearm to protect the shipments. Together, the convictions carry a minimum sentence of 15 years and could lead to life in prison.

 

According to court records, agents recorded five code officers — including Miami Beach’s lead code administrator — as well as Bryant and a second fire inspector accepting bribes in exchange for favorable inspections and lenient treatment.

 

On Dec. 21, 2011, Bryant went to the club and picked up nine individually wrapped kilograms of “sham” cocaine in a duffel bag, drove north in his own car and was followed by a gold sedan until he left Miami Beach. Bryant’s passenger during the trip: McLendon. Mack was acquitted of that offense.

 

On Jan. 14, Bryant, with McLendon, transported one more 10-kilogram bundle of “sham” cocaine with an escort from Mack in his police cruiser. Earlier, Mack was in uniform when he met the agents and agreed to the deal at a North Dade restaurant.

 

Mack, a 16-year veteran, was suspended from the Miami-Dade Police Department without pay after being indicted. Miami Beach officials said they were waiting on the verdict to finalize paperwork to fire Bryant...

 

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Jessica Ridgeway latest news: Body found in search for missing Colorado girl - Examiner.com

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ABC NewsJessica Ridgeway latest news: Body found in search for missing Colorado girlExaminer.comOn October 10, 2012, the Westminster Police Department provided an update through Twitter stating a body had been found in Arvada, Colorado, but...
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Rookie Lillard leads Blazers past Lakers 93-75 - Yahoo! Sports

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Kansas City StarRookie Lillard leads Blazers past Lakers 93-75Yahoo! SportsYahoo! Sports. Search. Search Web. Breaking News Visit Yahoo! News for the latest. ×Close this window. Home · NFL · NFL Home · News · Y!
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Live Sport Reports Armstrong 'at centre of doping scheme' - WalesOnline (blog)

FRANCE 24Live Sport Reports Armstrong 'at centre of doping scheme'WalesOnline (blog)Lance Armstrong's reputation is in tatters after the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) labelled him a "serial" cheat who led "the most sophisticated,...
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WASHINGTON: Equifax settles charges of improperly selling consumer data - Business Breaking News - MiamiHerald.com

One of the nation’s largest credit reporting agencies has agreed to pay $393,000 to settle charges that it improperly sold lists of consumers who were late on their mortgage payments, government regulators announced Wednesday.
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