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Mitch Perry Report for 11.17.15 — No Syrian refugees, please

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The revelation that one of the men involved in the terrorist attacks in Paris entered Europe with a Syrian passport was enough evidence to convince 23 governors (all Republican, with the exception of New Hampshire’s Maggie Hassan, involved in a tight bid for re-election) yesterday to say that they don’t want the federal government to expatriate any Syrian refugees into their respective states. The Syrian war has gone on since 2011, and has been a tragedy from the start, with over…

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Spain’s King Felipe VI to visit Miami, St. Augustine in September

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The king and queen of Spain will head to Florida and Washington later this year, including their first official visit to the White House. King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia will arrive in the U.S. on Sept. 14 and meet with President Barack Obama the next day. The king and queen will also visit Miami and travel to St. Augustine, Florida. The White House says the visit reinforces strong and lasting ties between Americans and Spaniards. Spain’s 47-year-old king was…

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Never been to Spain? USF Bulls soon will be running there

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There will be a different kind of running of the Bulls in Spain this summer. The South Florida Bulls’ basketball teams, the men and the women, have announced plans for a 10-day trip to Spain beginning Aug. 8. Under NCAA rules, teams are allowed to participate in a foreign tour every four years. The USF teams have several players and coaches who speak Spanish. The men’s coach is Orlando Antigua. The women’s coach is Jose Fernandez. Women basketball players for…

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Alinea named top restaurant in U.S., #7 in the world; El Bulli no longer #1

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The annual San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants rankings has been leaked and it contains some interesting developments from 2009’s list. El Bulli is no longer #1 after four consecutive years atop this set of rankings, perhaps not surprising as Ferran Adria recently announced he would be shuttering El Bulli for two years. El Bulli is now ranked #2. Alinea, previously #10, is now #7, but more importantly has garnered the top American spot overall. This on the heels of being named the best…

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