In The News Today – November 3, 2015

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Miami Herald: Miami Dade College selected to host Democratic debate

The only 2016 presidential primary debate scheduled to take place in South Florida — and, for now, the only geared at Hispanics voters — will be held at Miami Dade College’s Kendall Campus, a Democratic Party source told the Miami Herald on Monday.

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WTSP: 10 Investigates finds more concerns at state mental hospitals

St. Petersburg, Florida — The video is shocking, even hard to watch.

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Miami Herald: Florida, Bondi can take a stand against job discrimination

Several weeks ago, the Miami Herald published my opinion piece in favor of modifying Miami-Dade County’s employment policies. To highlight the need to reform the content of job applications, I alluded to the notorious signs of blatant employment discrimination in American history: “No Irish need apply.” “No blacks, Jews or Mexicans.”

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Florida Politics: JAX PFPF FORENSIC AUDIT PILLORIED IN PUBLIC NOTICE MEETING

On Monday, Jacksonville Councilman Bill Gulliford convened a fractious public notice meeting related to the Police and Fire Pension Fund involving the Board of Trustees, the Concerned Taxpayers of Duval County, and (by phone) PFPF trustee Bill Scheu, as part of a “cast of thousands” in attendance.

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WSVN: Battalion chief accused of harassment to appeal termination

A Florida battalion chief accused of harassment has been fired.

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Motherboard: Drone Company Misled Military into Buying UAVs that Were Basically Toys: Lawsuit

A breach-of-contract squabble has spiraled into broader allegations of misconduct against a drone manufacturer with millions of dollars worth of US military contracts. A drone retailer claims that Prioria Robotics bilked the Army by selling a substandard drone that could be outflown by many hobby drones, which are far cheaper, according to a court motion.

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News-Journal: Flagler County seeks recovery of legal fees for ethics complaints

Flagler County officials will seek to recoup legal fees the county paid to defend against a pair of state ethics complaints dismissed last week.

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Suwannee Democrat: Updated: Kirby to remain detained

Former Live Oak Police Department sergeant Kyle Kirby, who was arrested last week by the FBI for having child pornography on his laptop, will be detained pending trial, according to the US Attorney’s Office.

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Sun Sentinel: Social Security going bankrupt

Under current law and absent reform, Social Security is projected to suffer cash-flow shortfalls — gaps between payroll taxes and spending on benefits — forever. The shortfall was $74 billion in 2014, will increase to $84 billion in 2015, and increases rapidly after 2018 as the pace of baby boomer retirements accelerates.

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Ocala Star Banner: Ocala Mayor Kent Guinn denies KKK link

Ocala Mayor Kent Guinn denied Monday that he has any ties to the Ku Klux Klan, calling the allegation made by an online anonymous hacker as an “unequivocal lie” and “hurtful.”

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