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Miami Heat star Chris Bosh out indefinitely with abdominal injury

Miami Heat star Chris Bosh out indefinitely with abdominal injury | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Miami Heat All-Star power forward Chris Bosh will be sidelined indefinitely with a lower-abdominal muscle strain...

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New York Times: Unprecedented college loan debt over $1 trillion is crippling a generation

New York Times: Unprecedented college loan debt over $1 trillion is crippling a generation | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

With more than $1 trillion in student loans outstanding in this country, crippling debt is no longer confined to select groups...

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Two injured, service suspended after Miami International Airport Mover train derailment (VIDEO)

Two injured, service suspended after Miami International Airport Mover train derailment (VIDEO) | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Two people were injured after the MIA Mover was involved in an accident at Miami International Airport, officials said...

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Top 10 Reasons to Abolish the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Top 10 Reasons to Abolish the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Spoiler alert: It'll make America safer!

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RIP : Paul Dee, former University of Miami athletic director, dies at age 65

RIP : Paul Dee, former University of Miami athletic director, dies at age 65 | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
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Holy Anton Furst, Batman!

Holy Anton Furst, Batman! | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

The 1989 Batmobile live at O Cinema in Miami...right now: http://www.o-cinema.org/2012/05/batman/

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'Mitt Romney courts Evangelical voters, slams same-sex marriage at conservative Virginia university'

'Mitt Romney courts Evangelical voters, slams same-sex marriage at conservative Virginia university' | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
Mitt Romney spoke at a controversial Christian university Saturday to make a bid for Evangelical voters — and touted his conservative credentials by slamming same-sex marriage...
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'Thanks to City Manager Jorge Gonzalez, Miami Beach Is Now Miami-Dade's Most Corrupt Town'

'Thanks to City Manager Jorge Gonzalez, Miami Beach Is Now Miami-Dade's Most Corrupt Town' | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
Among Gonzalez's dubious achievements:

• His pick to head the troubled Building Department was canned after admitting to double-billing taxpayers for more than $154,000.

• His cops have been charged with harassing gays, shooting innocent bystanders, drunken joyriding that nearly killed a beachgoer, and drinking on the job.

• Prosecutors probed whether he extorted thousands of dollars in free tickets from the New World Symphony.

• His procurement director resigned over ties to a felonious developer and accusations of ethics breaches in a convention center renovation project.

• The FBI busted five of his code compliance officers and a firefighter for accepting bribes from clubs, and another firefighter for helping to arrange cocaine shipments.

One question remains: What the hell happened?
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‘The Avengers’ Leads To Increased Sales in Shawarma

‘The Avengers’ Leads To Increased Sales in Shawarma | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Yes, because of The Avengers restaurants from coast to coast are experiencing increased sales in the Middle-Eastern food known as shawarma...

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THE DARK KNIGHT Will Rise In More Ways Than One This Summer: THE DARK KNIGHT XXX porn parody is, uh...coming soon

THE DARK KNIGHT Will Rise In More Ways Than One This Summer: THE DARK KNIGHT XXX porn parody is, uh...coming soon | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

On July 20, Axel Braun's next "porn parody" will be released...THE DARK KNIGHT XXX...and here are few pics from the show. A teaser should be available for this 'round next week..we'll let you now...

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Philadelphia Eagles Sign Former University of Miami Hurricanes QB Jacory Harris

Philadelphia Eagles Sign Former University of Miami Hurricanes QB Jacory Harris | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

The Eagles signed rookie free agent quarterback Jacory Harris to a contract, the team announced Friday...

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University of Miami's new "football agent policy" bars athletes from communicating with agents until their eligibility expires...Does this hurt student athletes?

University of Miami's new "football agent policy" bars athletes from communicating with agents until their eligibility expires...Does this hurt student athletes? | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

We are just over a month since the NFLPA repealed the "Junior Rule" that limited agent contact until after the players' junior year in college. That was a great move by the organization designed to protect the best interest of the players. They recognized that legal agent activity was not the problem and by putting restrictions on the dialogue they were hurting good agents and helping those who already chose to operate off the grid.


While the NCAA has done nothing in response to the Junior Rule's repeal, one school most certainly has decided to step up their policy and regulations. According to Rand Getlin of Yahoo! the University of Miami has taken the junior rule and turned it into the all eligibility rule...

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Warren Sapp To Appear On New Fox Dating Game Show 'The Choice'

Warren Sapp To Appear On New Fox Dating Game Show 'The Choice' | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Fox’s upcoming celebrity dating show The Choice has lined up a list of famous bachelors and bachelorettes to audition sexy singles in prime time...

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All about the money: Buzz builds on Florida State University ditching the ACC for the Big 12...

All about the money: Buzz builds on Florida State University ditching the ACC for the Big 12... | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Talk about Florida State and the Big 12 has mostly been an unsubstantiated rumor for months, and several sources fueled local media reports that the league hadn't even considered the Seminoles as a possible future member.


However, in wake of the ACC's new media deal with ABC/ESPN which is expected to fetch less than the Big 12's new pending deal, Florida State is making itself very hard for the Big 12 to ignore...

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Sallie Mae Opts Not To Go After Family Of Dead Woman For $120,000 In Student Loans

Sallie Mae Opts Not To Go After Family Of Dead Woman For $120,000 In Student Loans | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

As we wrote last week, while many parents consider it a no-brainer to co-sign their children's student loans, that decision can come back to bite them later. And if that child passes away, there's little stopping loan servicers from piling debt on the parents' grief. But here's one story where Sallie Mae ultimately opted to not go that route...

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Florida Highway Patrol: Driver killed after head-on collision with horse

Florida Highway Patrol: Driver killed after head-on collision with horse | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

PENSACOLA — A 63-year-old man was killed Sunday night after he struck a horse running on U.S. Highway 29.


James Cobb and his passenger, 56-year-old Debra Cobb, were headed southbound on Hwy. 29 near Victory Road when they spotted a horse running northbound headed into the southbound lanes, according to the Florida Highway Patrol press release...


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'Corruption in South Florida: Here to stay...'

'Corruption in South Florida: Here to stay...' | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

"The situation has gotten so bad that it has sparked an unprecedented uprising of protests in the community. In the past several months, the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and Mesa Redonda, a group of powerful Hispanic leaders, have announced that they are organizing to find ways to stop corruption . ''We have had it!'' began a letter signed by 24 members of Mesa Redonda." -Miami Herald, Sept. 20, 1998...

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Marlins-Mets series tied 1-1: Miami snapped New York's 5-game winning streak last night, but fall 9-3 today

Marlins-Mets series tied 1-1: Miami snapped New York's 5-game winning streak last night, but fall 9-3 today | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

MIAMI (AP) — David Wright homered and singled three times in his fourth consecutive multi-hit game Saturday, and R.A. Dickey earned his fifth victory by pitching six innings to help the New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins 9-3.


The Marlins lost for only the second time in their past 11 games, while the Mets have won six of seven...

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Report: Florida Governor Rick Scott's chief of staff Steve MacNamara faces ethics inquiry, expected to resign

Report: Florida Governor Rick Scott's chief of staff Steve MacNamara faces ethics inquiry, expected to resign | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

TALLAHASSEE ­— Gov. Rick Scott's chief of staff Steve MacNamara will be announcing his resignation, ending what has been a tumultuous week of news reports about his steering no-bid contracts to friends and interfering in staffing decisions throughout state government, sources close to the Scott administration said Saturday afternoon...

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10 Jobs That Didn't Exist 10 Years Ago

10 Jobs That Didn't Exist 10 Years Ago | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
Employment trend watchers have been pinpointing the sectors where jobs are anticipated to increase forever: careers in a handful of sectors (most linked to technology, a growing concern about the environment and an aging population) are on the rise while others continue to falter...
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‘Godfather’ Sequel Published Amid Paramount, Puzo Suits

‘Godfather’ Sequel Published Amid Paramount, Puzo Suits | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
Proceeds from the sequel to Mario Puzo’s novel “The Godfather” published this week will be put in escrow while Paramount Pictures and the late novelist’s estate pursue litigation over the publishing rights...
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AP Source: LeBron James will win 3rd NBA MVP award

AP Source: LeBron James will win 3rd NBA MVP award | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

MIAMI (AP) - A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Miami's LeBron James will be announced Saturday as the NBA's MVP, the third time he's won the award in the past four seasons...

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'Terrifyingly Hilarious: Nebraska Woman Gives The Most Amazingly Bonkers Anti-Gay Rant Ever' (VIDEO)

'Terrifyingly Hilarious: Nebraska Woman Gives The Most Amazingly Bonkers Anti-Gay Rant Ever' (VIDEO) | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

You know what’s not funny? Hate. You know what’s also not funny? People going on hate-filled rants. However, you know what is funny, people going on hate-filled rants that make so little sense that they sound like someone took the worst comments from a political message board, mixed all the words around, translated them to Japanese, and then translated them back. And that’s what happened at a council meeting in Lincoln, Nebraska and it resulted in one of the craziest videos you’ll see this week...

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Wounded Officers Recovering Following Florida Turnpike Shooting

Wounded Officers Recovering Following Florida Turnpike Shooting | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Officers remain hospitalized following afternoon shooting in Hollywood...

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FBI releases images of shooter who wounded 2 officers in Florida Turnpike shooting

FBI releases images of shooter who wounded 2 officers in Florida Turnpike shooting | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
Police release images of shooter who wounded 2 officers...
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