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Firm drops suit against family of paralyzed Broward County man

 
Eric Brody (center) arrives in Tallahassee with his parents in 2009.

After finding itself in a public relations nightmare last month, a prominent Tallahassee media firm has dropped its lawsuit against the family of a paralyzed Broward County man.

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Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart

    Education

    State suspends some standardized tests for kindergartners

    Florida’s littlest learners won’t have to worry about some standardized tests this year, the state education department said Monday.

  • 11 hurt when Tenn. school bus hits truck, tree

    Authorities in West Tennessee say a school bus crash has injured the driver and 10 children.

  • 25 killed in clashes in northern Yemen

    At least 25 people have been killed in the last 24 hours in clashes between Sunni tribesmen affiliated with Yemen's Muslim Brotherhood group and Shiite rebels in the northern city of Jawf, tribal and security officials said on Monday.

  • UN Security Council to meet on Ebola

    The United States called an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council Thursday on the Ebola crisis in West Africa, saying the situation on the ground is "dire" and getting worse every day.

  • In My Opinion

    #ThrowbackThursday, #FlashbackFriday: Nostalgia that keeps us grounded

    I’m not one to indulge in nostalgia, yet I’m intrigued by all those old pictures that keep popping up in my social media feeds. You know the ones — pre-digital photos that are stamp-dated by bouffant hairdos and bushy sideburns. Photos that, before they were uploaded and posted, tagged and shared, were stripped from a yellowing page of an ancient scrapbook.

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Maria Ramirez, left, puts the shoes on her one-year-old niece Maritza next to the remains of their home that was destroyed by Hurricane Odile in Los Cabos, Mexico,  Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Hundreds for impoverished houses were destroyed in the Unidad Real squatter's settlement and other equally poor neighborhoods. Hurricane Odile continued to lash the peninsula as it marched northward with strong winds and heavy rains.

    Odile slams Mexico's Baja California

    Odile weakened to a tropical storm Monday night after blazing a trail of destruction through Mexico's Baja California Peninsula that leveled everything from ramshackle homes to luxury hotels, and left entire neighborhoods as disaster zones.

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Butterflies is a network of about 100 core volunteers in Buenaventura, Colombia, which is described as a protection network of women helping women within the armed conflict. The group is the 2014 winner of UNHCR’s Nansen Refugee Award.

    Colombia Aid

    Colombian organization that aids displaced women wins top humanitarian award

    After Syria, Colombia has the highest number of internally displaced people in the world. On Friday, an organization that works with displaced and struggling women was recognized for its work.

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Miss New York Kira Kazantsev, left, gasps after she was named Miss America 2015 as she holds hands with Miss Virginia Courtney Paige Garrett during the Miss America 2015 pageant, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J.

    Happy red cup leads to happy new Miss America

    Miss New York Kira Kazantsev won the Miss America pageant Sunday night, with the help of a red plastic cup.

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