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Here's What You Need To Know If You Are Going To Parkland's March For Our Lives Saturday

The primary March For Our Lives event is happening in Washington D.C. on Saturday, March 24, but there are also more than 830 marches scheduled worldwide to demand stricter gun control laws and an end to gun violence.

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A bipartisan bill Congress passed this week spells out how the federal government will spend $1.3 trillion.

It also allocates some smaller amounts: the money customers leave behind as tips in restaurants, nail salons and other businesses.

The legislation makes it clear that tips belong to the workers who receive them and can't be taken by their employers, managers or supervisors.

Camila Duarte recalls the chaos in her community after the shooting at nearby Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.


It’s been about six months since Hurricane Irma crashed across the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm.

WLRN News is documenting where we were — and how far we’ve come.

Here’s how you can be part of this project: Find a photo you took right after the storm, then take a photo of the same place now. The photos can be taken with your cell phone or a professional camera.

H. Wayne Huizenga, Billionaire Entrepreneur and South Florida Sports Icon, Dies At 80

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Roy Erickson / Courtesy of Florida Memory

H. Wayne Huizenga’s father once offered his boy the kind of sage advice many parents give their children:

“You can’t make money working for somebody else.”

Huizenga, unlike many, listened. And learned.

Updated 1:52 p.m. ET

A man who took hostages in a supermarket in southern France killed three people and wounded 16 others, says French President Emmanuel Macron. Investigators say he killed the first of his victims when he hijacked a car, then killed two others at the grocery.

An official with the police union told The Associated Press that the suspect was shot to death when police raided the market in the town of Trebes.

The recent school shootings in Florida and Maryland have focused attention on the National Rifle Association’s clout in state and federal lobbying activities.

Two days after instructing federal prosecutors to seek the death penalty in drug-related cases, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions came to Tallahassee on Thursday to promote President Donald Trump’s plan to combat the deadly opioid epidemic.

An expert witness testified that portable coolers actually made things worse in a Florida nursing home where patients died without air conditioning during Hurricane Irma.

On Aug. 12, 1945, days after atomic bombs were dropped on Japan, the Donnors received an official telegram at their home in Big Rapids, Mich. Their son, U.S. Navy Radio Technician 2nd Class Clarence Donnor was missing in action, it said.

Although they did not know it at the time, Donnor had been listed as aboard on the USS Indianapolis, which had been sunk by a Japanese submarine in the Philippine Sea on July 30, resulting in the largest loss of life at sea in U.S. Navy history.


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