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Man Deported After 30 Years In America: It Wasn't My Choice To ComeJorge Garcia, the man who had lived in the U.S. for 30 years and was deported to Mexico this week  despite having no criminal record, wishes the Trump administration was willing to look at immigration cases individually.


1/17/2018 8:24:32 AM

Flashback 1997: Bob Dole cracks jokes during White House medal ceremonyIn 1997, Former Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) was invited to the White House and joked about having lost the presidency. Ten years later, Tim Russert asked him about the joke on Meet the Press


1/17/2018 5:25:39 AM

Trump's language on immigrants provokes a backlash in the pulpitsMany Christian pastors and educators were deeply troubled President Trump’s demeaning language about some foreign countries — less because of the vulgar language he used than the racist views it implied. Many churches have sent missions to Haiti and appreciate their struggles.


1/17/2018 4:00:10 AM

How 2 California Parents Could 'Home-School' Their Shackled And Abused ChildrenTwo California parents were arrested over the weekend when police found 12 of their 13 children in filthy conditions, some chained to beds and starving.


1/16/2018 4:54:07 PM

Blessing of the animals on St. Anthony's DayThe feast of St. Anthony, Spain’s patron saint of animals, is celebrated each year. On the eve of St. Anthony’s Day, riders guide their horses through a bonfire in the village of San Bartolome de Pinares as part of the Luminarias ritual in honor of St. Anthony the Abbot.


1/17/2018 12:29:06 PM

Police issue warning about drugs cut with 'Rizzy' after man's skin is eaten awayPolice in Alliance, Ohio, issued a warning to other law enforcement officials after a man's skin was eaten away when he allegedly injected heroin tainted with a substance called "Rizzy" into his arms, according to WEWS. Narcotics officers who arrested the unnamed 25-year-old man last week said they immediately noticed his horrific injuries. WEWS reports that the man's forearm skin was blackened and peeling, and some of his flesh had been completely eaten away.


1/17/2018 9:22:00 AM

World's biggest flooded cave found in Mexico, explorers sayA group of divers has connected two underwater caverns in eastern Mexico to reveal what is believed to be the biggest flooded cave on the planet, a discovery that could help shed new light on the ancient Maya civilization. The Gran Acuifero Maya (GAM), a project dedicated to the study and preservation of the subterranean waters of the Yucatan peninsula, said the 347-km (216-mile) cave was identified after months of exploring a maze of underwater channels. Near the beach resort of Tulum, the group found that the cave system known as Sac Actun, once measured at 263 km, communicated with the 83-km Dos Ojos system, the GAM said in a statement.


1/16/2018 10:14:22 PM

Social Security Has Paid Benefits To My Dead Husband For A YearAnn Brenoff’s “On The Fly” is a weekly column about navigating growing older ― and a few other things.


1/17/2018 4:46:36 AM

Girl From Viral Photo Dies of Aggressive Brain Cancer DIPG"Our sweet Braylynn, our warrior princess, earned her sparkly pink angel wings this evening," according to a Facebook post from Braylynn's Battalion, a page started to keep family, friends and anyone else up to date with Braylynn Lawhon's fight against diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG. DIPG cases make up 10 percent of central nervous system tumors in children. "Her nickname was Princess Bel and she could light up any room," the Facebook post continued.


1/17/2018 10:49:57 AM

Murders By U.S. White Supremacists More Than Doubled In 2017, New Report ShowsWhite supremacists in the United States killed more than twice as many people in 2017 as they did the year before, and were responsible for far more murders than domestic Islamic extremists, helping make 2017 the fifth deadliest year on record for extremist violence in America, a new report states.


1/17/2018 4:06:43 PM

Welcome to Florida


 
State in the extreme SE United States. A long, low peninsula between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. Florida is bordered by Georgia and Alabama.
 
Area, 58,560 sq mi (151,670 sq km).
Pop. (2000) 15,982,378, a 23.5% increase since the 1990 census.
Capital, Tallahassee.
Largest city, Jacksonville. 
Nickname, Sunshine State.
Motto, In God We Trust.
State bird, mockingbird.
State flower, orange blossom.
State tree, Sabal palmetto palm.
 
 
 
Tourism plays a primary role in the state's economy; in 1996 visitors to Florida spent over $48 billion. Walt Disney World, a massive cluster of theme parks near Orlando that is one of the world's leading tourist attractions; Universal Studios, a combination theme park and film and television production facility, also near Orlando; and other attractions draw millions yearly.
Famed beaches, such as those at Miami Beach , Daytona Beach , and Fort Lauderdale , attract hordes of vacationers. With more than 4,000 sq mi (10,360 sq km) of inland water and with the sea readily accessible from almost anywhere in the state, Florida is a fishing paradise. Other attractions include Everglades National Park, with its unusual plant and animal life; Palm Beach , with its palatial estates; and Sanibel Island's picturesque resorts.

Famous for its citrus fruits, Florida leads the nation in the production of oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, and market-ready corn and tomatoes. Other important crops include sugarcane and many varieties of winter vegetables. Cattle and dairy products are important, as is commercial fishing, with the catch including crabs, lobsters, and shrimp.

 

 

*Information from Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition