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Fort Lauderdale is a city on Florida’s southeastern coast, known for its beaches and boating canals. The Strip is a promenade running along oceanside highway A1A. It’s lined with upscale outdoor restaurants, bars, boutiques and luxury hotels. Other attractions include the International Swimming Hall of Fame, with pools and a museum of memorabilia, and Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, featuring trails and a lagoon.

Marlins take South Carolina high school outfielder with 16th selection in MLB draft

By RONALD BLUM FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — With the 16th selection in Major League Baseball’s amateur draft, the Miami Marlins selected outfielder PJ Morlando, a 19-year-old Summerville (South Carolina) High School graduate. Morlando is a left-handed hitter, and various analysts wrote that he would likely eventually play corner outfield or first base. As a senior in 2024, Morlando hit .392 with two home runs. Interestingly, Morlando donned a Florida Marlins-logoed hat after his selection was announced. Meanwhile, Australian second baseman Travis Bazzana was taken by the Cleveland Guardians with...

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Copa America final delayed almost an hour and a half after issues with unruly fans, sweltering heat

By ALANIS THAMES MIAMI GARDENS — The Copa America final between Argentina and Colombia was delayed for nearly an hour and a half on Sunday evening because of crowd issues. Related Articles Sports | Heat advisory extends to Palm Beach County — and safety alert called for Colombia-Argentina fans at Copa America final Hours before kickoff, fans appeared to breach the security gates at Hard Rock Stadium, one of the host sites of the 2026 World Cup. Video posted on social media showed fans, mostly wearing Colombia’s yellow and red colors, jumping over security railings near...

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Trump shooting changes Biden’s strategy to revive 2024 campaign

By Jordan Fabian, Bloomberg News President Joe Biden had just begun to turn the tables in his reelection bid when the attempt on Donald Trump’s life took away his most powerful tool: drawing attention to his opponent’s behavior and second-term agenda. Battered by doubts about his mental fitness and pressure to step aside, Biden fought back on Friday with an energetic speech in Detroit vowing to “shine a spotlight” on Trump — an argument he planned to drive home until Election Day in November. About 24 hours later, and just under 200 miles away, shots rang out at Trump’s rally in Butler, Pennsylvania,...

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Four US presidents were assassinated; others were targeted, as were presidential candidates

By Darlene Superville and Christina A. Cassidy, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Before Saturday’s apparent attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump, there have been multiple instances of political violence targeting U.S. presidents, former presidents and major party presidential candidates. A look at some of the assassinations and attempted assassinations that have occurred since the nation’s founding in 1776: ABRAHAM LINCOLN, the 16th president Lincoln was the first president to be assassinated, shot by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865, as he and his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln,...

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Shock and relief cross party lines as past and present leaders react to shooting at Trump rally

By Gary Fields, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic leaders, past and present, expressed shock Saturday night following the news that gunfire had broken out during a Donald Trump campaign rally in Pennsylvania — and relief that the former president had survived the attack. Notable officials, including former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, praised the fast action of the Secret Service and expressed gratitude that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee appeared to be OK. “As one whose family has been the victim of political violence, I know firsthand...

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Biden says ‘everybody must condemn’ attack on Trump, hopes to speak with ex-president soon

By Will Weissert, Associated Press REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden said Saturday that “everybody must condemn” the suspected assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump, adding that he hoped to speak with his 2024 presidential rival soon. Addressing the nation about two hours after the shooting, Biden said he was relieved that Trump is reportedly “doing well.” He said he had been unable to reach Trump before his remarks and pledged to update the public later Saturday on whether they speak as well as additional details about the investigation. Republican presidential...

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Marlins strike out seven straight times to start game, see rally fall short against Reds

BY MITCH STACY CINCINNATI (AP) — Rookie Rece Hinds hit his first career grand slam, Jonathan India and Jeimer Candelario had first-inning solo shots and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Miami Marlins 7-4 on Friday night. Reds starter Carson Spiers (3-2) struck out his first seven batters and eight of the first 10 he faced and finished with a career-high nine in the opener of the final series before the All-Star break. Spiers allowed three runs and six hits through five innings. The Reds, who took three of four from the Colorado Rockies this week, did their damage in the first three innings off Miami...

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Old Rubio confidante accused of acting as Venezuela agent can go to RNC, judge says

A federal judge is allowing embattled former U.S. Rep. David Rivera to travel to Wisconsin for the Republican National Convention. The question is: does U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio want him there? Rivera, who’s charged with acting as an unregistered foreign agent for Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro’s government, has a decades-long personal and political relationship with Rubio. The two men have known one another for decades, and even owned a home together in Tallahassee at one point. They served alongside one another in the Florida state House and Rivera won his U.S. House seat the same year Rubio...

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Man with history of mass shooting threats lied about drug use to try to buy a gun, officials say

A Margate man who authorities said has threatened to carry out a mass shooting multiple times in the last decade was sentenced Friday to over two-and-a-half years in federal prison for making a false statement while attempting to buy a gun in 2019. Robert Mondragon, 31, was most recently arrested in 2022 after he allegedly defaced the memorial at Pine Island Road and Holmberg Road for the victims of the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland by leaving dead animals on a bench on three separate days. He has pleaded not guilty in that case, which remains pending. After...

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How Do Presidential Elections Impact the Housing Market?

Some HighlightsAre you wondering if the upcoming election will have an impact on the housing market? Here’s what history tells us you need to know if you’re considering a move.?Data shows home sales slow in November but quickly bounce back and rise the following year. Prices usually keep climbing. And mortgage rates typically come down slightly.Presidential elections have only a small and temporary impact on the housing market. If you have questions, connect with a real estate agent.

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