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January 10, 2019

Poll finds support by Miami-Dade Cubans for ending embargo fading

A new survey from the Cuban Research Institute (CRI) at Florida International University (FIU) shows a slight majority of the Cuban community in Miami-Dade County now favors maintaining the embargo between the U.S. and Cuba. That’s a shift from the last version of FIU’s poll in 2016, which showed 54 percent opposing continuation of the […]

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Former Winners Foundation Director Bob Fletcher Dies

The California racing community is mourning the passing of Bob Fletcher, a man who willingly donated his time and effort to help others in the game as Executive Director of the Winners Foundation for more than 10 years. Fletcher died on Sunday after suffering a stroke two years ago. The Winners Foundation has a presence […]

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Rick Kriseman boasts ‘unprecedented growth’ in St. Pete economy speech

In his fourth annual State of the Economy address this week, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman touted a range of key accomplishments in 2018 — from high construction value to the low cost of living. Among economic indicators, St. Pete had the highest construction value on record with nearly $700 million in construction projects stemming from more than […]

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High Winds Force Aqueduct To Cancel Portion Of Thursday Card

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has canceled live racing on Thursday afternoon at Aqueduct Racetrack following the day's fifth race due to sustained high winds forecast to continue through the afternoon in the New York City metropolitan area. With the National Weather Service calling for gusts exceeding 40mph, the stewards consulted with the […]

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Update: Florida Cabinet pardons Groveland Four

UPDATE:  The Florida Board of Executive Clemency agreed to pardon the Groveland Four on Friday. The board, headed by newly seated Gov. Ron DeSantis, agreed unanimously to pardon the four men involved in the 70-year-old case. More to come. ___ The case requesting pardons in the 70-year-old Groveland Four saga will be presented Friday to the […]

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‘I think we’re there’ on AOB reform, House insurance chairwoman says

Through two straight years of political stalemate over assignment of benefits reform, legislative leaders have declared it would take a crisis to deliver a bill to the Governor’s office. Finally, according to state Rep. Cyndi Stevenson, “I think we’re there.” Stevenson, the new chairwoman of the House Insurance & Banking Subcommittee, spoke Thursday following the panel’s […]

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