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Mitch Perry Report for 3.16.15 — Vladimir Putin is still alive

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In St. Petersburg today — St. Petersburg, Russia, that is — Vladimir Putin reappeared in public for the first time in 11 days, ending the rumors of a Kremlin coup or even his own death. This isn’t the first time that the Russian leader has dropped out of society for awhile, and the sh*t really starts to build up for Putin, who has been in charge in one way or another since 1998. The negative news of late was the recent murder…

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Marilyn Smith booted off Hillsborough County Charter Review Board

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Hillsborough County community activist Marilyn Smith was removed from the County’s Charter Review Commission on Friday. The move came after County Commissioners Ken Hagan and Les Miller heard heaps of criticism about Smith from members of the Latino community, following the first meeting of the newly constituted Review Commission last week. Smith was accused by fellow board member Yomari Rodriguez of being disruptive during the meeting and making racially provocative remarks. After the meeting concluded, Rodriguez says Smith told her, “You people won’t…

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