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Florida wildlife officials encouraged by high manatee count

Florida wildlife officials encouraged by high manatee count

February 21, 2017


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ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida wildlife officials are encouraged by the results of a recent survey that counted 6,620 manatees in the state. It is the third straight year that the count showed more than 6,000 manatees in Florida. The count was aided by clear water conditions, warm temperatures and sunny weather,...

Mysterious stranding kills 81 false killer whales off Southwest Florida

Mysterious stranding kills 81 false killer whales off Southwest Florida

January 17, 2017


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MIAMI — More than 80 false killer whales have been found dead after stranding themselves along the remote coast of Southwest Florida in Everglades National Park, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Monday. So far, the death toll is 81, with just one of the rare whales foun...

US babies should be tested for Zika virus, CDC says

February 11, 2016


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By Franco Ordonez McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS) WASHINGTON — An obscure mosquito-borne virus that has already prompted warnings in Central America to avoid getting pregnant and is thought responsible for thousands of birth defects in Brazil has now reached the United States, according to health o...

Movie Review: Identity Thief

Movie Review: Identity Thief

Nikita Rector, Editor in Chief

February 14, 2013


Filed under Movies

Identity Thief is an action packed comedy, filled with heartwarming moments. It is the perfect blend of family, friendship, fun, excitement and adventure. Sandy Patterson, played by Jason Bateman, is a hardworking husband and father, who discovers that his identity has been stolen, and he is about...

Operation Beautiful: Scales Measure Weight, Not Worth

Brooklyn Schlote, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 31, 2011


Filed under National

Operation Beautiful, an organization devoted to ending “fat talk” from women’s vocabulary everywhere, may be singlehandedly responsible for the success of Post-it Notes. The woman behind the magic is Caitlin Boyle, the founder of Operation Beautiful. OB got started as a site in June 2009 and so...

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