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By Clint Henderson   The internet is full of videos exposing police officers' use of excessive physical force when trying to apprehend or detain "potential criminals". Every year in fact there seems to be an increase in YouTube video uploads, video views, and news stories depicting this type of injustice. Much of this increase is due to the rising number of security cameras, which allow us to witness e ...

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By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA                                   THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, October 11, 2012......l.A lawyer for The Florida Times-Union asked a Leon County judge to quash a subpoena for one of the paper’s reporters in a case involving a former aide for Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carrol Prosecutors want to talk to Times-Union reporter Matt Dixon about what he received from Carletha Co ...

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Author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad Files for Bankruptcy

  by Dr. Boyce Watkins When you make millions giving financial advice to other people, the last thing anyone expects is for you to go bankrupt.   Robert Kiyosaki, author of the best-selling book, “Rich Dad, Poor Dad,” has filed for bankruptcy.   Kiyosaki made the move after being wiped out by a $24 million dollar lawsuit that he lost to the Learning Annex.   The bankruptcy is not an indicator of K ...

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Florida billionaire tells employees Obama a threat to their jobs

Enlarge PhotoReuters/Reuters - Westgate Resorts CEO David Siegel talks at his home in Windermere, Florida July 27, 2012. REUTERS/David Manning ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - A Florida billionaire has told his employees he could be forced to lay off some of them if U.S. President Barack Obama wins a second term, calling his administration a threat to their jobs. David Siegel, the owner of Orlando-based Westgat ...

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By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA HE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, October 10, 2012.........A Leon County circuit judge Wednesday said two South Florida counties can pursue a legal challenge against Gov. Rick Scott about a state crackdown on local gun restrictions, though the House and Senate will be dropped from the case. Palm Beach County commissioners late last year filed a constitutional challenge to ...

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  STUDENT INFO COMPROMISED IN LARGE DATA BREACH Personal identifying information about students from around Florida who were eligible for Bright Futures scholarships several years ago – including social security numbers in some cases – has been either stolen or accidentally released, state officials said Wednesday. The 200,000 records from 2005-2007 were part of an "information security breach" reporte ...

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By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Posting or forwarding this material without permission is prohibited. Contact THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, October 10, 2012......... As the race for the White House tightens, Republicans and Democrats are battling for every congressional seat they have a chance of winning. And in a north Florida district, Democrats are targeting first-ter ...

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Profiles Of Courage: The Rich History Of African-American Firefighters

ByD.L. Chandler     The men and women who serve on the front lines as firefighters, rescuing citizens in harm’s way, should be saluted daily for their bravery. In one of the most-dangerous and selfless occupations in the world, firefighters risk their lives for the safety of others at a moment’s notice. Even though history has not been kind to the memory of African-American firemen, their contribution to fi ...

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Dwyane Wade announces shoe deal with Li-Ning

by Tim Reynolds, Associated Press Two-time NBA champion Dwyane Wade is signing with Chinese sportswear provider Li-Ning, which is giving the Miami Heat guard his own brand within the company along with plenty of creative and strategic input. The partnership will be announced Wednesday in Beijing, where Li-Ning is headquartered and where the Heat are visiting for the NBA China Games tour. Wade told The Assoc ...

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