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TRAFFICKERS TARGETING YOUTH IN STATE FOSTER CARE

By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, January 23, 2013..........Two state agency heads Wednesday warned a Senate panel that pimps and third-party labor contractors are targeting young people in the state foster care system. Department of Children and Families Secretary David Wilkins and Department of Juvenile Justice Secretary Wansley Walters told the Senate Children, Famili ...

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JACKSON HOSPITALS JOIN TRAUMA CARE FRAY

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, January 15, 2013.........After seeing their trauma-center proposals get shelved, two hospitals in Miami's Jackson Health System have filed legal challenges contending that the Florida Department of Health has made "selective" decisions about allowing new trauma facilities. Jackson North Medical Center and Jackson South Community Hospital ...

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Happy Birthday To Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.!

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (pictured center) may be the most-iconic African-American figure of all time. The clergyman, activist, and Civil Rights Movement leader managed to impact race relations during one of the most-turbulent periods in America. His tireless devotion to promoting racial equality via peaceful means stands as an indelible footprint in the annals of Black History. Today, NewsOne honors Dr. ...

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12-Year-Old B-Ball Star Collapses During League Game And Dies

A 12-year-old hoops star died during an all-star basketball game over the weekend, the Atlanta Journal-Constitutional reports.   Jeremy Nelson “was having a heck of a game” according to his coach, Bryan Larrieu, before he pulled up after missing a shot during the Saturday night game. Larrieu took Nelson out of the game. But he slipped in and out of consciousness soon as he sat on the bench. He was rush ...

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President Obama on the “fiscal cliff” agreement

President Obama on what's in the "fiscal cliff" agreement and what it means for you. Watch it and share it with friends and family. ...

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FAMU HAZING CONTROLS WERE WEAK

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA By BRANDON LARRABEE THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, December 28, 2012..........Safeguards against hazing at Florida A&M University were not strong enough in the lead-up to the 2011 death of drum major Robert Champion, but inflammatory accusations that university leaders recklessly ignored calls for action by the former band director can't be proven, according to a new report by a F ...

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Twas’ 11 days before Christmas…

Twas’ 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38 when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven’s gate. ...

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Unemployed Black woman pretends to be white, job offers suddenly skyrocket

At times, I would mark off that I was a Black female, but then I thought, this might be hurting my chances of getting employed, so I started selecting the “decline to identify” option instead. That still had no effect on my getting a job ...

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NRA blames everything except guns: Outdated video games, hurricanes and corporate media led to New Town

In a news conference repeatedly interrupted by protesters blaming the NRA for “killing our kids,” LaPierre shoveled out blame far and wide, going after reporters for glorifying killers like Adam Lanza, violent movies, video games, and music videos. ...

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