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Philip Levine: State should identify, protect pedestrian terrorism targets

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Faced with the growing worldwide trend of terrorists using vehicles to mow down pedestrians, Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine is asking Gov. Rick Scott to identify and help protect high-volume pedestrian corridors in Florida’s cities and towns.

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Donald Trump’s assertions echo site filled with tales of dark plots

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President Donald Trump‘s assertion that the media often fails to cover terrorist attacks is false, but he’s hardly alone in making the claim. The statement is just the latest by Trump to echo a website known for trafficking in dubious allegations of plots and cover-ups. “You’ve seen what happened in Paris and Nice. All over Europe it’s happening. It’s gotten to a point where it’s not even being reported. And in many cases, the very, very dishonest press doesn’t want…

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Donald Trump takes aim at Dodd-Frank financial overhaul

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The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 1:28 p.m. President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that will direct the Treasury secretary to review the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial overhaul. It’s Trump’s first step at scaling back regulations on financial services. Trump has called the law a “disaster” and said it failed to address some of the causes of the 2008-2009 financial crisis. The president has also signed a presidential memorandum related to retirement planning. The administration’s move…

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Jeb Bush using Paris attacks to pitch broad military buildup

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Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is calling for a broad military buildup and says the U.S. armed forces have been left ill-prepared to defeat the Islamic State, blamed for the Paris attacks that killed at least 129 and wounded hundreds more. The former Florida governor is projecting himself as a potential commander in chief able to handle such challenges, as his presidential bid tries to gain traction in a primary campaign likely to be shaken up after the Paris attacks.…

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Man charged with threatening Islamic center in Pinellas

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Authorities say a man threatened to firebomb an Islamic center in Florida shortly after the terrorist attacks in Paris. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Tampa reported in a statement that 43-year-old Martin Alan Schnitzler called the Islamic Society of Pinellas County last Friday. The release says he left a voicemail saying he was going to the center to “firebomb you and shoot whoever is there.” FBI agents arrested Schnitzler on Tuesday. He was charged with making a telephonic threat to…

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Authorities investigate threat made against mosque in St. Petersburg

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Federal authorities are investigating a threat made against a mosque in Florida. Local news agencies report a caller left a threatening phone massage to the Islamic Society of St. Petersburg Friday night, following the terrorist attacks in France. Hatem Jaber, a volunteer and teacher at the mosque, says he received a voicemail which threatened to “firebomb” the mosque and shoot people in the head. Jaber says the caller also referenced Friday’s attacks in Paris, saying, “This act in France is…

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