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Darryl E. Owens: Proposals for offsite reform school memorial insults memory of dead Dozier boys

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Emotion drenched the first meeting last week in Marianna of the state task force charged with deciding how Florida memorializes dead boys who possibly endured unspeakable depravity at the shuttered state-run Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys. For two years, University of South Florida researchers scoured the nearly 1,400-acre grounds. Their sleuthing unearthed 51 sets of remains dumped in the Boot Hill Burial Ground. Researchers identified 21 bodies rescued from obscurity from the unmarked graveyard. With marching orders from the…

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Donald Trump says he saw people celebrating 9/11 in Jersey City

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he saw people cheering the Sept. 11 attacks across the river in New Jersey – a claim officials strongly deny. Trump first told the story Saturday at a rally in Birmingham, Alabama, as he pressed the need for greater surveillance, including monitoring certain mosques, in the wake of the Paris attacks. “I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down. And I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of…

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Photographers capture landmarks, skylines for Blue Angels

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U.S. Navy fighter jet pilot Lt. Ryan Chamberlain has flown in war zones, logged more than 300 landings on aircraft carriers and thrilled millions since 2013 with breathtaking maneuvers as part of the Navy’s elite Blue Angels demonstration squadron. But Chamberlain says his career’s most memorable moment came after he took detailed instructions from the petty officer riding in the backseat of his F-18 Hornet. Chamberlain and Navy photographer Terrence Siren flew over New York City with the Blue Angels…

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New Jeb Bush video whacks Donald Trump for being stumped on foreign policy

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Just in time for the Sunday morning shows, the Jeb Bush campaign on Saturday night is taking a shot at Donald Trump’s abilities to be the next commander in chief. On Friday, Bush told Charlie Rose that he didn’t know if Trump had the right stuff to keep America safe. But a new web video released by the Bush camp on Saturday night shows that in fact, Bush has little confidence that Trump knows what he’s talking about at all when it comes…

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14th anniversary of 9/11 attacks brings memories, moments of silence

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Bells tolled Friday as New York City held moments of silence to observe the times hijacked planes struck the towers of the World Trade Center 14 years ago. Families of victims and others of the 2001 and 1993 World Trade Center attacks began reading names Friday at ground zero. Nereida Valle carried a photo of her daughter, Nereida DeJesus, who was 31 and working for Aon when she died on the 98th floor of the south tower. Says the mother…

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14 years after attack, remaining Trade Center steel dwindles

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In an airplane hangar at New York’s Kennedy Airport, fewer than 30 pieces of steel remain from the debris recovered after terrorists flew hijacked planes into the World Trade Center’s twin towers on Sept. 11, 2001. Even 14 years after the attacks, applications are still pending for the pieces of metal – mostly for memorials and museum exhibits – and some pieces found a new home as recently as last week in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Florida. Here’s a look…

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