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Nowhere left to run away to: The final days of the circus

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Goodbye to death-defying feats — daring young men (and women) on the flying trapeze, whip-wielding lion tamers, human cannonballs. Goodbye to the scent of peanuts and popcorn, the thrill of three rings, the jaunty bum-bum-dadadada of circus music. Send out the clowns. The Big Top is coming down — for good. On Saturday, officials of the company that owns the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced that it will close in May, ending a 146-year run that dates…

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House candidate Erin Grall says lobbyist Chip Case’s email is “unprofessional”

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If you work in the political process, your email inbox won’t go five minutes without being filled with yet another fundraising appeal from some candidate running for some office. Representing multi-million dollar companies, Florida lobbyists are especially inundated with these solicitations for campaign donations. Ninety-nine percent of the time, these emails are deleted as quickly as they arrive. That is, unless your email has the misfortune of landing in Chip Case‘s inbox. “Don’t send me your shit,” is how Case began…

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