Monday, February 17, 2020
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Companies like Pier 1, Papyrus and Express closing 1,000 stores

BY LAUREN ZUMBACH AND CORILYN SHROPSHIRE CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS The 10,800 stores closed by retailers last year wasn’t enough: just one month into 2020, they have...
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DeSantis removes Ayala from murder case

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday pulled Orlando-area State Attorney Aramis Ayala from a high-profile murder case, issuing an executive order that...
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DeSantis lawyers grilled on felons’ rights

Appeals court hears Amendment 4 case  BY KARINA ELWOOD FRESH TAKE FLORIDA ATLANTA – U.S. appeals court judges challenged lawyers for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis with...
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Thurston to lead Senate Dems in 2022

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER TALLAHASSEE – By a unanimous vote, members of the Senate Democratic Caucus on Wednesday designated Broward County’s Senator Perry E....
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Much more than a basketball legend

Sports fans in the United States and around the world – plus people who are not necessarily sports-oriented – are mourning the sudden death...
Ambassador Dr. Arikana Chihombori￾Quao, the former African Union diplo￾matic repre￾sentative to the U.S., speaks to Director Gen￾eral David K. C. Chien of the Taipei Econom￾ic and Cultural Office in Miami.

High-level international diplomacy

WORLD CONFERENCE OF MAYORS / ZORAFEST! Ambassador Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, the former African Union diplomatic representative to the U.S., speaks to Director General David K....
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WHAT CAUSED THE QUAKE ?

Tectonic plates grinding against each other is the reason for the recent tremor in the Caribbean, which was felt in Florida. BY JIM WYSS MIAMI...

Will a woman be president in 2020 ?

In a most unusual endorsement, the New York Times has endorsed both Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Amy Klobuchar for the Democratic nomination for...
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Report: 40 percent of homeless in the U.S. are Black

TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE The total number of homeless is 567,715 and 40 percent or 225,735 are African American although only 13 percent of the...
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Senate panel tables bottled water tax bill

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA An effort to impose a 12.5-cent-per-gallon tax on water bottled from Florida’s springs was tabled Tuesday before facing the possibility of...