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Demolition begins on Florida mansion owned by Pablo Escobar

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A vestige of the drug wars that made Miami notorious for violence and smuggling in the 1980s is being razed, with its new owners anxiously sifting through the wreckage for any last traces of the reign of Pablo Escobar. Demolition began Tuesday on a pink waterfront mansion in Miami Beach that the Colombian drug lord owned before the U.S. government seized it in 1987. Escobar died in a shootout with Colombian National Police in 1993. “I’m very excited to see…

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Mitch Perry Report for 1.11.16 — R.I.P., David Bowie

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Good morning, everyone. What a weekend it’s been. On Saturday, I saw “The Revenant,” the quasi-true story of Mountain Man Hugh Glass, who was part of an expedition attacked by Indians in 1823. He was nearly torn to pieces by a bear near present-day Lemmon, S.D., and left for dead by two companions. Then there was the “The Revenant: The football game,” on Sunday, as the Seattle Seahawks battled the Minnesota Viking in subzero temperatures. We also had the release…

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Marco Rubio calls Sean Penn’s interview with El Chapo “grotesque”

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Marco Rubio disparaged Academy Award-winning actor Sean Penn on Sunday, calling all of the attention on his just published interview in Rolling Stone this weekend with famed Mexican drug lord El Chapo “grotesque.” El Chapo, whose real name is Joaquin Guzman, was captured on Friday in Mexico, six months after a daring prison escape last July through a mile-long tunnel. “Look, I think Sean Penn is someone I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about,” Rubio told George Stepanopolous on ABC’s This Week. “I didn’t…

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