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Storm wipes out Florida sand crucial for protection, tourism

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When Christa Savva returned to the Sandy Shoes Beach Resort a day after Hurricane Matthew brushed by Melbourne Beach, Florida, she looked at the beach in front of the pink-flamingo-colored hotel and noticed that half the sand dunes had disappeared. Savva guesses three-quarters of the missing dunes washed into the ocean, and the remaining quarter scattered onto the resort’s beachfront property, which was undamaged by the hurricane. “I was like, ‘Oh, my goodness!’” Savva, a property manager for the Space-Age-era…

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Kevin Cate: How Publix lost the power of Powerball

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The whole world watched and waited to learn the names of the winners of the $1.5-billion Powerball jackpot last month. Any news, and a lot of non-news speculation, was breaking news. Then we learned something. Publix in Melbourne Beach, Florida, sold one of the winning tickets. It was rewarded $100,000, but, it lost a lot more than that. While the media gobbled up the sliver of news, and millions of disappointed players moved on with their lives, Publix ignored the…

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Who are the 3 winners of the $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot?

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If they’re wise, the three mystery winners of the world-record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot will talk seriously with experts in tax law, financial planning, privacy, security and other safeguards before they become known around the planet. The lucky trio did not immediately identify themselves, but they bought their tickets in the small working-class town of Munford, Tennessee; in the modest Los Angeles suburb of Chino Hills; and at a supermarket in affluent Melbourne Beach, on Florida’s Space Coast. They overcame…

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