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W.Va. teachers' unions call for strike over education bill - Miami Herald West Virginia teachers' unions on Monday called a statewide strike over an education bill that they view as lacking their input and as retaliation for a walkout last year.

Lisa Borders steps down as head of Time's Up organization - Miami Herald Lisa Borders says she has resigned as president and CEO of Time's Up, the gender equality initiative formed last year in response to sexual misconduct allegations in Hollywood. Borders says in statement Monday that she is stepping aside "with deep regret" due to family issues.

Trump sees 'new day' for Latin America at Miami rally - Miami Herald President Donald Trump said Monday that "a new day is coming in Latin America," as he sought to rally support among the largest Venezuelan community in the U.S. for opposition leader Juan Guaido. Speaking at Florida International University in Miami before large American and Venezuelan flags, Trump said the U.S.

Venezuela's Maduro to throw concert rivaling Richard Branson - Miami Herald President Nicolas Maduro's government barely missed a beat Monday in announcing plans for its own huge concert to rival one being organized by a billionaire backer of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido.

Scientist who popularized term "global warming" dies at 87 - Miami Herald A scientist who raised early alarms about climate change and popularized the term "global warming" has died. Wallace Smith Broecker was 87. The longtime Columbia University professor and researcher died Monday at a New York City hospital, according to a spokesman for the university's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

Haitian police arrest five Americans who claimed they were on a ‘government mission’ Embassy was made aware of the Americans' arrest, and its consul general visited the judicial police on Monday where the men are being detained. Asked if it had any covert operations on the ground, the embassy told the police no, according to sources familiar with the ongoing investigation.

Trump proclaims ‘twilight’ of socialism in the Americas during Miami speech on Venezuela Outside the FIU Ocean Bank Arena, a crowd of several dozen marched in protest, with some waving signs with Guaidó's face crossed out, and reading "No U.S. Coup in Venezuela." "This is not about democracy.

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Wildwood police arrest homeless man found to be in possession of syringe filled with meth Wildwood police arrested a homeless man found to be in possession of a syringe filled with methamphetamine. Clayton Charles Glass, 44, had been walking with a woman shortly before noon Sunday in the area of Hazel Street and "acting odd," according to an arrest report from the Wildwood Police Department.

Summerfield man claims valuables went missing while he slept behind locked door A 69-year-old Summerfield man called a Marion County sheriff's deputy for help Sunday, claiming he was robbed while he was asleep. The man, who lives in the 9300 block of SE 144th Place, told the deputy that he went to sleep around 5 a.m.

Leesburg community rallies together to purchase wheelchair swing for kids A Leesburg business owner's efforts to raise money for a special swing for handicapped kids was such a huge success that he's now got his sights set on a second one. Mark Stapleton, owner of 441 Thrift Store, recently started raising money for the $3,000 swing that can be used by children in wheelchairs.

A pink bat was hidden in his sleeve. Video shows what he did with it at a Metro PCS store 13 at the store at 1499 SE 17th St. The video shows the man pulling the bat from his sleeve and swinging it as the cashier gets money from the cash register. The man is described as being 30 to 35 years old, about 6 feet tall and about 155 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to call Det.

Protesters March, Rally Outside Speech By President Trump In Support Of Venezuela MIAMI - Dozens of protesters at FIU rallied and marched ahead of President Trump's speech about the crisis in Venezuela. They marched behind a sign that stated "we reject the coup in Venezuela". Others held signs that read "hands of Venezuela".

Florida Panthers Dedicate Memorial For Parkland Victims Inside Team's Den Of Honor PARKLAND - One year after the deadly shooting in Parkland, the Florida Panthers dedicated a special tribute to the 17 victims. Before their game on Sunday against Montreal, the Panthers hosted a memorial ceremony, unveiling black and white drawings of the 14 students and 3 adults who died in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Armed with a bat, robber demands cash at Fort Lauderdale Metro PCS - Miami Herald The Fort Lauderdale Police Department is looking for a man who detectives say used a pink aluminum baseball bat to rob a Metro PCS Feb. 13, 2019.

Florida Police Keep Rattlesnake In Back Of Patrol Car A rattlesnake ended up in the back of a police car after a homeless man, claiming to be 'an agent of God,' was found walking around Jacksonville Beach Monday. Sgt. Larry Smith told local news stations the snake was 6 to 8 feet long. When police stopped the man, they told him to throw the reptile into the back of their vehicle for safety.

'I Don't Trust Them to Keep My Daughter Safe': Local Mom Speaks Out After Video Shows Student Being Bullied at Broward School A South Florida mother says her daughter is being bullied and is frustrated with the way school officials are handling the situation. Cellphone video from February 7 shows a female student at Coconut Creek High School yelling at another to stand up. Freshman India Carr is the girl sitting down.

Heroic’ rescuers race to pull driver out of flaming car on Louisiana road, video shows A call to authorities reported a vehicle "swerving all over the road" before 7 a.m., and soon the cars collided and caught fire, the Saint John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post on Monday. The crash happened on Airline Highway in Garyville, WVUE reports.

U.S. Car Buyers Could Face Higher Prices From Import Tariffs, Auto Industry Warns Automakers, car dealers and parts manufacturers have gone into high gear in a bid to derail the threat of new tariffs on foreign-made cars and car parts. The tariffs, they warn, could backfire, raising prices for U.S. consumers and sending the domestic automotive market into a tailspin, NBC News reported.

Weather Forecast: Melbourne Hits Record of 89 Degrees Temperatures will reach the low to mid 80s today.

Brevard Sheriff's Employee Hurt in Jacksonville Shooting - A Brevard County Sheriff's employee was in serious condition Monday after being involved in a shooting in Jacksonville, the Sheriff's Office said. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is conducting a criminal investigation into the shooting, which happened at about 10 a.m.

Man Arrested in Walmart Robbery, Altamonte Springs Home Invasion - A 21-year-old man was arrested early Monday after police say he robbed a Walmart store and then stole a car from a resident at nearby condominiums. Brandon Houston was charged with armed robbery, home invasion with a firearm and grand theft of a motor vehicle.

Shakira shows Miami Beach Police officers her boxing skills - Star singer Shakira visited the Miami Beach Police Department and showed off her right hook. Miami Beach Police posted the video of the singer boxing on their Twitter, Monday. After showing off her boxing skills, Shakira took pictures with fans at the department.

NYPD: Fetus, Bloody Clothes Found Near School in Brooklyn Police are investigating after a human fetus was found near a school in Brooklyn on Monday morning. Authorities say a person walking their dog at Bradford Street and Linden Boulevard in East New York around 7 a.m. discovered the fetus alongside a white grocery bag of bloody clothing.

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