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Blake Dowling: Star Wars: Rogue One brings hope, inspiration with CGI movie magic

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I saw the new Star Wars flick last week. Loved it. Like really loved it, as much as Luke loved shooting Womp Rats on Tatooine. I figured I would wait until the crowds thinned a little bit and not see the film in the first few weeks after release. I remember, as a kid, standing in line on the opening night of “Return of the Jedi” at Porter Square Mall in Dothan, Alabama; with what seemed like tens of thousands…

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Activist group holds Medicaid gap ‘public execution’ in Florida Capitol courtyard

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At 10 a.m, and again at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, a group of activists performed a skit along the Florida Capitol courtyard — acting out a scene where eight condemned people line up next to an executioner. Their crime? Condemned to die for not having health insurance. The players were from Catalyist, a Miami-based community organization that brought its members to Tallahassee this week. They’re lobbying lawmakers to pass a Medicaid expansion plan favored by a majority of the Senate, but…

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