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Warbirds land in Venice Jan 23, 2020 17:23
The B-24J Liberator Witchcraft and Mustang fighter Toulouse Nuts will be at Venice Municipal Airport through Sunday.
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If the deal is ratified, teachers would receive up to 4.25% pay raises.
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WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump will discuss his still-secret Middle East peace plan at the White House next week in an unusual meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief political rival, Benjamin Gantz.The surprise meeting, set for Tuesday, comes as Israel lurches toward a third election on March 2, which will pit Netanyahu's conservative Likud party against Gantz's more centrist Blue and White party. Israeli voters have twice failed to give [...]
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ABOARD THE USS BATAAN — Over the past eight months, the United States has poured more than 20,000 additional troops into the Middle East to counter the escalating threat from Iran that peaked with the recent missile attack on American forces in Iraq.Despite President Donald Trump's pledge to bring troops home, the top U.S. commander in the Middle East on Thursday said the most recent forces to enter the region could be there for "quite a while.""You're here [...]
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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is imposing new visa rules aimed at restricting "birth tourism," in which women travel to the United States to give birth so their children can have U.S. citizenship. The regulations, which take effect Friday, address one of President Donald Trump's main political priorities.The regulations seek to chip away at the number of foreigners who take advantage of the constitutional provision granting"birthright citizenship" to anyone born in [...]
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The topic of homelessness and panhandling was discussed at Thursday’s Manatee Tiger Bay Club luncheon, which was held Thursday at Pier 22 Restaurant on Manatee River in Downtown Bradenton.
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NEW YORK — A second day of testimony in Harvey Weinstein's sex-crimes trial began Thursday with the first accuser to take the stand, Annabella Sciorra, the "Sopranos" actress who choked up as she described how Weinstein raped her in her New York apartment in the winter of 1993-94 and later told her in a "threatening" way not to tell anyone.After a morning of direct questioning by the prosecution, cross-examination of Sciorra began just before lunch, with Weinstein's lead [...]
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Republicans decline to respond to videos of past statementsRepublicans generally declined to respond to videos Democrats showed of past statements from members of the president’s legal defense team and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., about impeachable offenses and abuses of power.Trump’s attorney Jay Sekulow said his team was composed of lawyers from many different schools of thought on the level of conduct constituting an impeachable offenses, [...]
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A pilot said he was temporarily blinded by the laser.
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A letter sent Jan. 9 tells beachfront homeowners they have until Friday to comply with Sarasota County code violations.
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Environmental groups have already raised objections to the proposal, and plan to demonstrate in Sarasota before Kampachi Farm permit hearing
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House Democrats will continue detailing their case against President Donald Trump as the Senate impeachment trial resumes Thursday and are expected to focus on the Constitution and the legal grounds for the president's removal.
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THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The United Nations' top court on Thursday ordered Myanmar to take all measures in its power to prevent genocide against the Rohingya people, delivering a sweeping legal victory for the Muslim minority.The ruling came despite appeals last month by Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi for the International Court of Justice to drop the case amid her denials of genocide by the armed forces that once held the former pro-democracy champion under [...]
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Economist Henry Fishkind discussed issues facing Manatee County, Florida and the U.S. as a whole at the Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation’s annual forecast breakfast.
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BEIJING — Chinese authorities Thursday moved to lock down at least three cities with a combined population of more than 18 million in an unprecedented effort to contain the deadly new virus that has sickened hundreds of people and spread to other parts of the world during the busy Lunar New Year travel period.The open-ended lockdowns are unmatched in size, embracing more people than New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago put together.The train station and airport [...]
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Videos of purported snow in West Palm Beach are circulating but the National Weather Service explained that it was definitely not snow, it was small, soft ice particles similar to mushy hail.
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