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More than 1,500 members of the civic group 100 Black Men of America are in Fort Lauderdale this week for the organization’s 28th annual convention.

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MIAMI (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that investigators must obtain a search warrant to collect records from cellphone towers that are often used to track suspects' movements.

Semoran Boulevard in Orlando, lined with gas stations, strip malls and bus stops, is a good example of what's wrong with the roads in this busy Florida city.

It's the most dangerous street in a city that ranks No. 1 in the nation for pedestrian accidents, according to a recent national study. There have been 28 crashes involving pedestrians — and six deaths — on this stretch of road over the past seven years.

Florida Retail Federation

There are only three days left for Florida residents to stock up on emergency items like batteries and generators and not have to pay sales tax on them.

There are now three new inductees in the Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame. They range from the author of the Black National Anthem to another who’s hailed as the “father of St. Augustine’s civil rights movement.”

Robert B. Hayling, a Tallahassee native, is one of the new inductees into the third annual Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame. Speaking at a ceremony held in the Capitol building Wednesday, the 94-year-old recalled a time when he was much younger when it was just the Historic Capitol building.

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