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Today on Context Florida: Donald Trump — comedian or candidate, Botox and International Year of Light

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Donald Trump understands that when running for office any news is good news, Marc Yacht writes.  A campaign manager will argue that garnering media attention will improve name recognition and such attention means votes. No candidate gains more successful press attention than presidential hopeful Donald Trump. But as a serious presidential candidate, though, Yacht says the nation would fare better if he keeps his day job.

After sending her best friend a selfie, Catherine Durkin Robinson received this response: “What’s up with your forehead?” She looked again at the picture. Yes, her forehead had lines and she can’t deny it. “Come for a visit,” her friend said. “I’ll hook you up with my dentist and she’ll introduce you to Botox. It’s 2015, there’s no excuse for wrinkles.”

In December 2013, at the United Nations’ 68th General Assembly meeting, the assembled countries could not, as usual, solve the problems of world conflicts, human slavery, wide-spread famine and the Israeli-Palestinian question. Michael Bass says they instead decided to do something it could: It declared that 2015 would be the International Year of Light.

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