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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COLLABORATES WITH STATEWIDE PROFESSIONAL HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS TO SHARE LATEST UPDATES ON MENINGITIS OUTBREAK

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Health (DOH) today announced further collaboration with numerous state health organizations to ensure that information is shared with their respective members in the health and medical communities. Information has been disseminated to 30 professional health care associations over the past several days.   “The Florida Society of Neurology (FSN) cannot overemphasiz ...

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Obama leaves L.A. after star-studded fundraising swing

Obama leaves L.A. after star-studded fundraising swing By Steven Herbert City News Service President Barack Obama shakes hands with supporters at a campaign event at the Nokia Theater, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) (Mark J. Terrill) LOS ANGELES - About a half-hour behind schedule, President Barack Obama left Los Angeles today bound for Keene in Kern County for the establis ...

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Dolphins Pull Out Win Against Bengals

By Roger Paul In a game that featured absolutely putrid calls on the field by the recently-returned "professional" refs, the Dolphins managed to hold off the Cincinnati Bengals for a 17-13 win. An overall sloppy game for both teams was sealed when safety Reshad Jones intercepted Andy Dalton with 1:22 left in the fourth quarter. If not for some stout defensive play by the Dolphins defense, we'd probably be i ...

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The Heat’s Shane Battier Is Super Famous in China

The Heat's Shane Battier Is Super Famous in China By Kyle Munzenrieder The Heat will travel to China next week for two preseason games against the LA Clippers, and fans in the country are basketball-crazy, perhaps even more so than in America. Hell, they worship Shane Battier. Seriously, dude's face is apparently plastered all over billboards, and he's nicknamed "Mr. President." Oh, sure, Dwyane Wade and Le ...

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Usain Bolt To Go For Three-Peat At 2016 Olympic Games

By Associated Press After Bolt became the first man to successfully defend both sprint titles at the London Olympics, he was coy about his prospects of competing in Rio and there was speculation he could switch to the long jump or 400 for a new challenge. But during a promotional visit to New Zealand on Monday, the self-declared “living legend” said his plan for 2016 “is all about just going and defending m ...

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Detroit’s Top Cop Retires Amid Sex Scandal

By Associated Press     Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee has announced his retirement from the Detroit Police Department following allegations of a sex scandal with an officer -- his third extramarital liason brought to light since taking over the department and his second alleged affair with a subordinate employee. Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, who had suspended Godbee for 30 days after DPD officer Angelica Ro ...

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4 Weeks Left To Election Day!

By Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Rumbling in to its final four weeks, the presidential campaign is playing out on both coasts and multiple fronts, with Republican Mitt Romney seeking stature on foreign affairs and President Barack Obama raising political cash by the millions. Joining celebrities for fund-raising in Los Angeles on Sunday, Obama for the first time needled himself over a poor debate performan ...

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Hastings Renews Call for Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program

Contact: Lale Mamaux  Phone: (202) 225-1313 www.alceehastings.house.gov   (Washington, DC) Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-Miramar) sent the following letter to President Obama urging the administration to create a Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program.  This program would allow Haitians with approved family based visa petitions to come to the United States while awaiting their visas. (Please ...

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Breast Lumps: What’s Normal, What’s Not

By Felicia Vance, BDO Staff Writer            So you found a lump — now what? Though all breast lumps need to be evaluated by a trained medical professional, the majority turn out to be noncancerous, especially in younger women. First, don’t panic… 80 to 85 percent of breast lumps are benign, meaning they are noncancerous, especially in women younger than age 40. Not only that, but if you’re at an age where ...

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There Go Our Heroes: Top 10 Black Action Movie Heroes

By Candice Frederick    We all know white dudes aren’t the only ones who could open up a can of whoop-ass on screen. They may dominate the box office (sometimes), but it’s the brothas—and some sistas—who really shut the whole thing down. And, you know what they say, black don’t crack. Here are ten action heroes who will never go out of style: 10) Michael Jai White: Marcus from Tyler Perry’s “Why Did I Get M ...

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