For Florida, 2010s became a decade of mass shootings

By : Wire Report
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) | For Florida, the 2010s were a decade of high-profile mass shootings: at a nightclub, a high school, an airport and a naval base — plus two headline-grabbing murder trials that ended in acquittals.

Florida passed New York to become the nation’s third-most populous state. Meanwhile, in politics, Rick Scott began 2010 as a near-unknown, was elected governor 11 months later and eventually defeated U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson. That ended one of Florida’s longest political careers. Donald Trump smothered the 2016 presidential aspirations of former Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio. Trump took the White House and then became a Florida resident.

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The Wonderful World of Wanzie: WAVEs of My Own

By : Michael Wanzie
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Michael Wanzie

Michael Wanzie

All this recent talk of WAVE Awards has had me thinking. First of all, you can’t really say “WAVE Awards” because the “A” in the word WAVE stands for “Award(s).” So when you say “WAVE Awards,” what you are actually saying is, “Watermark’s Awards For Variety and Excellence Awards.” That’s one “Awards” too many.

To take it one step further if you say “Watermark’s WAVE Awards,” what you’re actually saying is Watermark’s Watermark’s Awards for Variety and Excellence Awards.”

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Watermark’s annual look back at all things pop culture is as easy as ABC

By : Staff Report
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Athletes Professional team sports have not always been the most accepting of environments for coming out. That changed significantly this year thanks to NBA center Jason Collins, MLS winger Robbie Rogers, and WNBA center Brittney Griner, who each came out this year.

Big Brother Alec Baldwin used gay slurs when harassed by the paparazzi, and Oprah claimed charges of racism against a Swiss handbag store, but the most enlightened racist and homophobic comments were being made all summer long by the contestants on CBS’ popular reality competition series.

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