• Florida Tourism Numbers Go Up Amid Tourism Agency Political Turmoil
Florida Tourism Numbers Go Up Amid Tourism Agency Political Turmoil

Estimates from Visit Florida indicate that of the more than 60 million tourists in the first half of the year, 53.2 million were domestic visitors, 5.3 million were overseas visitors and 2.2 million were Canadian visitors. During the last legislative session, the Governor House Speaker Richard Corcoran battled over how much taxpayer money should ...

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  • Lincoln Memorial on National Mall defaced with graffiti
Lincoln Memorial on National Mall defaced with graffiti

Crews are already working to remove the paint. A monument preservation crew is using a mild, gel-type paint stripper that is safe for use on historic stone. Most outdoor memorials around Washington , like those commemorating Lincoln, Jefferson and Franklin Roosevelt, are open to the public 24 hours a day.

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  • NYC teen charged in death of mom's ex-boyfriend
NYC teen charged in death of mom's ex-boyfriend

Sesma retreated back into her apartment as the situation apparently escalated, but the man, identified as 43-year-old Stanley Washington followed her inside and began beating her. According to the New York Daily News , Washington's criminal record included 26 arrests, two of them on domestic violence charges stemming from incidents that occurred i...

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  • Madeira: Deadly tree fall at religious event in Portugal
Madeira: Deadly tree fall at religious event in Portugal

RTP public television showed images of emergency workers rushing to the scene of the tragic incident near the city of Fonchal. One unnamed eyewitness said according to the Funchal town website: "I heard a great noise and when I looked at the tree it was already falling but was too fast and people started to run and those who couldn't run stayed u...

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  • Four Hurt After Tree Falls on Them in New York's Central Park
Four Hurt After Tree Falls on Them in New York's Central Park

The woman was hit in the head and was in and out of consciousness as the FDNY worked to remove the tree, spokesman Frank Dwyer said. One eyewitness who saw the Central Park tree fall on the mother said she lost consciousness for several moments.

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  • Nuclear war with N. Korea not 'imminent' - Central Intelligence Agency chief
Nuclear war with N. Korea not 'imminent' - Central Intelligence Agency chief

Guam's Homeland Security Advisor George Charfauros said Friday it would take 14 minutes for a missile fired from North Korea to reach Guam . Mattis said USA missile detection and tracking systems can determine swiftly whether a missile launched from North Korea is headed for US soil.

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  • Indian, Chinese soldiers scuffle in Ladakh
Indian, Chinese soldiers scuffle in Ladakh

The Army and ITBP personnel took part in the informal exchange of candies at Nathula, barely 25 km from Doklam where the two armies are face-to-face for over two months now, Army sources said, as per PTI . This area has been a bone of contention between India and China as both claim it to be a part of their territory. The intrusion attempts we...

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  • Anthony Scaramucci defended Trump's compassion to Stephen Colbert. Colbert called bullshit
Anthony Scaramucci defended Trump's compassion to Stephen Colbert. Colbert called bullshit

In an appearance on the Late, Late Show with Stephen Colbert former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci spoke out against White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon , including condemning his "tolerance" of white supremacists.

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  • Britain proposes new European Union customs deal
Britain proposes new European Union customs deal

Britain's Brexit minister, David Davis, said in a statement: "The UK is the EU's biggest trading partner so it is in the interest of both sides that we reach an agreement on our future relationship". The EU's chief Brexit negotiator said: "This week's experience has quite simply shown that we make better progress where our respective positions...

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  • U.S. greets Pakistan on Independence Day, says to continue working together
U.S. greets Pakistan on Independence Day, says to continue working together

Then why does Pakistan celebrate Independence a day earlier? This image - taken on August 14, 2017 - shows the Pakistani Ambassador to Jordan hoisting the flag of Pakistan at the Pakistani Embassy in Aman, Jordan. Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday midnight hoisted the largest national flag in the history of Pakistan at the Pakista...

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  • Backgrounder: Who is suspect charged with killing 1 in Charlottesville clash?
Backgrounder: Who is suspect charged with killing 1 in Charlottesville clash?

He answered the judge's questions with a simple "Yes, sir" and "No, sir", according to The Associated Press . He told the judge, "no, sir" when asked if he had ties to the community of Charlottesville. "You can be sure we will charge and advance the investigation towards the most serious charges that can be brought, because this is an unequi...

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  • 'We could be gone tomorrow': Life in North Korea's crosshairs
'We could be gone tomorrow': Life in North Korea's crosshairs

The US military has a large presence here - its bases cover nearly a third of the island's land area and - and prepares for worst-case scenarios like this. State-run media ensures that the population gets the North Korean side of the story, but doesn't convey any sense of worldwide concern about the situation.

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  • North Korea must stop 'provocative' behaviour and we're ready to protect Guam
North Korea must stop 'provocative' behaviour and we're ready to protect Guam

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been briefed on a plan to fire missiles towards the U.S. territory of Guam , home to USA air and naval bases, Pyongyang's state media said early on Tuesday morning. "The relationship between the two Presidents is an extremely close one, and will hopefully lead to a peaceful resolution of the North Korea prob...

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  • Obama's tweet after Charlottesville one of most popular tweets ever
Obama's tweet after Charlottesville one of most popular tweets ever

Barack Obama is still the man, in case any of y'all were wondering. " No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion ". Those were without doubt the weakest, most cowardly, irresponsible terms in American presidential history. During his Late Show on Monday night, comedian Seth Meyer...

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  • Mattis: US Would 'Take Out' Any North Korean Missile Aimed at US
Mattis: US Would 'Take Out' Any North Korean Missile Aimed at US

Mogherini called on North Korea "to refrain from any further provocative action that can only increase regional and global tensions". Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov fears the risk of a military conflict between the U.S. But, he added, there is "no intelligence that would indicate that we're in that place today ". Grasping this realit...

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  • Korean tensions keep yen near eight-week highs
Korean tensions keep yen near eight-week highs

When the rhetoric between the two leaders heated up, investors were scurrying for safe haven currencies, including the Yen and the Swiss Franc , which surged about 1.1% on Wednesday. USD/CAD and AUD/USD are also down, USD/CAD is at 1.2736 (-0.06 percent) and AUD/USD is at 0.7849 (-0.33 percent). Emerging market stocks lost 0.89 percent.

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  • Kenya's opposition leader delays major address amid post-election jitters
Kenya's opposition leader delays major address amid post-election jitters

Odinga claims that hackers infiltrated the electoral commission's systems and manipulated the results. Odinga was left disappointed by his loss to Uhuru Kenyatta in the country's recent elections, which he said were rigged . Kegoro said the group has not received any formal communication from the NGO board. On Tuesday, the NGO board asked police...

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  • Preparing for the First TOTAL Solar Eclipse Since 1979
Preparing for the First TOTAL Solar Eclipse Since 1979

Joseph at 1:06 p.m. CDT. Some people will even get to see a total eclipse, where the moon completely blocks out the light from the sun. "We're also going to let kids, through a craft activity, build their own viewer out of cardboard and tubes and do the same kind of activity".

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  • How to watch the 2017 solar eclipse
How to watch the 2017 solar eclipse

According to Whisler, two more total solar eclipses will happen in the continental U.S.in the coming years - on April 8, 2024, and on August 12, 2045. For those who might be inside during the eclipse, there is an app to live stream the event from NASA cameras through the Smithsonian Eclipse 2017 app.

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  • Japan prepares missile defense system, following North Korea's nuke threat
Japan prepares missile defense system, following North Korea's nuke threat

Pacific territory. This came just hours after the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told South Korean leaders Monday that the United States was ready to use the "full range" of its military capabilities to deal with North Korea. North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un has been briefed on plans for missile tests near Guam. "Donald Trump is p...

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