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Startup Founder Won't Get Off The John

Startup Founder Won't Get Off The John | READ WHAT I READ | Scoop.it
Australian entrepreneurs are turning the typically dismissive phrase, "Who gives a crap?" into a launchpad for their business.
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1,000-Year-Old Coins Unearthed At Crusader Battleground

1,000-Year-Old Coins Unearthed At Crusader Battleground | READ WHAT I READ | Scoop.it
HERZLIYA, Israel, July 11 (Reuters) - A 1,000-year-old hoard of gold coins has been unearthed at a famous Crusader battleground where Christian and Muslim forces once fought for control of the Holy Land, Israeli archaeologists said on Wednesday.
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State releases grades for elementary, middle schools - Schools - MiamiHerald.com

Miami-Dade County Public Schools managed the slide better than the state average.
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Witness Of Police Beating: She Just Said 'Stop Choking Me, I'm Pregnant'

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Authorities in Texas are investigating allegations surrounding cell phone footage of police officers using force against a pregnant woman accused of prostitution. San Antonio police officers approached Destiny Rios around 4:30 p.m.
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Alleged Gang War Has Miami's Liberty City Under Deadly Siege

Alleged Gang War Has Miami's Liberty City Under Deadly Siege | READ WHAT I READ | Scoop.it

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This afternoon, Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones and Miami New Times columnist Luther Campbell are meeting with Miami Police Chief Manuel Orosa to ask him what he is doing to address a violent gang war that has enveloped Liberty City over the past three months. "We're going to ask him what the hell is going on," Campbell says. "The violence has gotten out of control."

 

On Monday night, Miami Police were searching for an SUV involved in a fatal shooting of a person in the 1000 block of NW 55th Street, not too far from Spence-Jones's home. She could not be reached for comment. Miami police have also not released the victim's name. Then, at 3:30 a.m. today, unknown suspects in a silver Toyota RAV4 rolled up on two men and shot them adjacent to a home at 132 NE 64th St., where Miami-Dade detectives were serving a warrant in an unrelated case. The cops fired at the SUV, but it sped away.

 

In the June 6 edition of the Miami Times, Miami police homicide detective Sgt. Ervens Ford told the black-owned newspaper that Liberty City could be in for "one of the bloodiest summers on record." In the article, Ford said a string of undocumented murders at the Liberty Square projects, the 753-unit public housing apartment complex commonly known as Pork & Beans, are the result of "feuds between young men who associate themselves with gangs." Ford did not disclose the names of the gangs, but he claimed there is an all-out campaign to force young men in Liberty City to join one side or the other. "The potential for significant and constant bloodshed is sure to rise," Ford told the Miami Times.

 

Unfortunately, the turf war has claimed several innocent bystanders...

 

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Vera Wang Splits From Husband Of 23 Years

Vera Wang Splits From Husband Of 23 Years | READ WHAT I READ | Scoop.it
In an ironic twist, the woman behind every little girl's wedding fantasies, Vera Wang, is separating from her husband Arthur Becker, reports Women's Wear Daily.
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Why Women Watch the Olympics (But Tune Out Other Sports)

Why Women Watch the Olympics (But Tune Out Other Sports) | READ WHAT I READ | Scoop.it
A new study explores why women may be participating in sports more, but not watching them on TV -- except for the Olympic games...
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Homeless Couple Find $10,000 In Cash, Return It

Homeless Couple Find $10,000 In Cash, Return It | READ WHAT I READ | Scoop.it
For those of us without Swiss bank accounts, $10,000 is a lot of money. For Rejaniel Santos and Sandra Domingues, a homeless couple that spend nights under an overpass in Sao Paulo, Brazil, $10,000 is a life-altering amount of money.
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Police ID 3 Shooting Victims In Palmetto Expressway Shutdown (VIDEO)

Police ID 3 Shooting Victims In Palmetto Expressway Shutdown (VIDEO) | READ WHAT I READ | Scoop.it

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MIAMI (CBS4) – Police have released the names of three shooting victims who were frantically driven to a FHP officer on the Palmetto Expressway for help.

 

Michael Cordero, 32, Jasmine Smith 29, and Juan Salgado, 50, were all injured by gunfire that erupted at Northwest 57 Avenue and 167 Street while the Chevrolet Impala was stopped at a light.

 

The driver, Alexander Jiron, 30, began searching for a nearby hospital but spotted the FHP trooper making a traffic stop on the Palmetto Expressway. The police spokesman said Jiron then approached the trooper’s cruiser and said there were three people with gunshot wounds in the car...


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Los Angeles Public Schools Paid Nearly $500,000 To Scientology-Tied Tutoring Program

Los Angeles Public Schools Paid Nearly $500,000 To Scientology-Tied Tutoring Program | READ WHAT I READ | Scoop.it
According to documents obtained by The Daily, Los Angeles public schools invested nearly half a million dollars in a tutoring program tied to Scientology.
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Homeless Over $400?!

Homeless Over $400?! | READ WHAT I READ | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- The elderly and other vulnerable homeowners are losing their homes because they owe as little as a few hundred dollars in back taxes, according to a report from a consumer group.
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Man Allegedly Stashed Gun In Airport Planter For Keeps

Man Allegedly Stashed Gun In Airport Planter For Keeps | READ WHAT I READ | Scoop.it
PORTLAND, Ore. -- An Oregon man has been arrested after airport authorities saw him trying to hide his gun in a planter box so he could retrieve it upon his return.
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We Should Follow Those Who Finish Second, Not First | TIME Ideas | TIME.com

We Should Follow Those Who Finish Second, Not First | TIME Ideas | TIME.com | READ WHAT I READ | Scoop.it
The success story is a staple of business books and magazines: the faces of top investors and executives smile at us from the covers, and inside their words invite us to emulate their actions.
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Louis C.K. in Miami! Watch Scenes From the Louie Episode Shot in South Florida - Miami Arts - Cultist

Louis C.K. in Miami! Watch Scenes From the Louie Episode Shot in South Florida - Miami Arts - Cultist | READ WHAT I READ | Scoop.it
See Louis C.K. Comes to South Florida, Sells His Own Damn Tickets to Keep Prices Down.Louis C.K. fans who...
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$3 Million Worth of Baseball Cards found in Ohio Attic | NewsFeed | TIME.com

$3 Million Worth of Baseball Cards found in Ohio Attic | NewsFeed | TIME.com | READ WHAT I READ | Scoop.it
For a century, a box of baseball cards sat in a Defiance, Ohio, attic . Then, it moved to a dresser for about two weeks before landing on an office desk for a few more days.
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Woman Feels 'Closer To God' After Recovering From Man Throwing Acid At Her For Being Christian

Woman Feels 'Closer To God' After Recovering From Man Throwing Acid At Her For Being Christian | READ WHAT I READ | Scoop.it
When Julie Aftab was 16 years old, a man walked into the office in Pakistan where she worked and asked if she was Christian.
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'Sextortionist' Charged With Blackmailing Children To Make Sex Tapes

'Sextortionist' Charged With Blackmailing Children To Make Sex Tapes | READ WHAT I READ | Scoop.it
INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indiana man was formally charged Tuesday with tricking 10 teenagers in nine different states into performing sex acts on webcam that he recorded and used to coerce them into making more sexually explicit videos.
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Dog Adopts Baby Chimpanzee After Its Mother Dies

Dog Adopts Baby Chimpanzee After Its Mother Dies | READ WHAT I READ | Scoop.it
Thanks to Reddit user dmonnens, the world gets to see these heartwarming photos of a dog who, according to the thread, adopted a baby chimpanzee after its mother died at a zoo.
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Does This Video Make You Want To Work At Apple?

Does This Video Make You Want To Work At Apple? | READ WHAT I READ | Scoop.it
Apple is one of the most desired places to work in the United States for American twentysomethings -- it was the second-ranked "ideal employer" in a recent survey of "young professionals," sandwiched between rivals Google and Facebook -- so it...
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WATCH: The Most Amazing Driving Stunts You'll Ever See Around SF

WATCH: The Most Amazing Driving Stunts You'll Ever See Around SF | READ WHAT I READ | Scoop.it
Ever dream of doing donuts on the Bay Bridge? Keep dreaming, but in the mean time check out Gymkhana FIVE: Ultimate Urban Playground, San Francisco: a ten minute high-speed, high-risk ride through San Francisco from the Bay Bridge to Twin Peaks.
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Google’s New Street View Tours World Wonders

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Google’s Street View goes in-depth with cultural monuments.
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WSVN-TV - Child and man hospitalized after near drowning

Child and man hospitalized after near drowning...
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Gay Catholic Priest Reveals He's Been Married To A Man For 14 Years, Is Non-Celibate

Gay Catholic Priest Reveals He's Been Married To A Man For 14 Years, Is Non-Celibate | READ WHAT I READ | Scoop.it
In a new book, Father Bernard Lynch, a gay Catholic priest who has incurred the wrath of the Vatican for his views supporting LGBT Catholics, not only says he is non-celibate; he reveals that he has been married to a man for the past 14 years, and...
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Alligator bites off swimming teen's arm in Fla. - Nation Wires - MiamiHerald.com

An alligator at least 10 feet long lunged at a teenager swimming in a river and bit off the teen's right arm below the elbow, state wildlife officials said Tuesday.
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