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Rubio announces presidential campaign

Campaign 2016
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 4/13/15, 07:48 pm

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., officially announced his campaign for president today, pledging to revive flagging American exceptionalism. 

“I believe our very identity as an exceptional nation is at stake, and I can make a difference as president,” Rubio said to cheering supporters at Miami’s Freedom Tower, where thousands of Cuban refugees found relocation assistance in the 1960s and ’70s.

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South Florida's homeless feeding showdown

Homelessness | Taking care of the homeless has become a spotlight issue in mayoral election
by Daniel James Devine
Posted 2/10/15, 09:03 am

Arnold Abbott, a 90-year-old man who wears a white chef’s jacket, has been filling the bellies of the homeless in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for the past 24 years. His all-volunteer organization, Love Thy Neighbor, provides about 1,400 gourmet meals a week to the city’s homeless population.

The weekly feedings include an outdoor meal served next to the restrooms at Fort Lauderdale’s public beach. Last Wednesday evening, between 150 and 200 people showed up, Abbott said.

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Photo by Norma Lopez Molina

Legislative guardian

Congress | Meet Daniel Webster, the nonradical advocate for a radical step
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 9/19/14, 01:00 am

Florida Congressman Daniel Webster’s office displays a standard American flag and a painting of Abraham Lincoln kneeling in prayer. What’s happily missing, though, are photos with celebrities. Instead, among the family photos is a John MacArthur Study Bible and a book containing the speeches of the 19th-century Daniel Webster, a distant relative who gained fame as an orator while serving in the U.S. Senate and twice as U.S. secretary of state.

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