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Kid drownings: Oceans, lakes bigger risk than pools

Kid drownings: Oceans, lakes bigger risk than pools

More than 1,000 children drowned in 2016 — the highest rate of drownings since 2011 — and 43 percent of those deaths happened in oceans, lakes, rivers and other open waters. Pool drownings accounted for 38 percent of the deaths; 9 percent happened in bathtubs. These statistics come from a report...

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Disney: Star Wars Land will open in Orlando in fall 2019

Walt Disney Company has said it plans to open Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Anaheim first with Orlando’s version following behind it. But on Tuesday night, the company released a more detailed timeline for the anticipated new lands. Disneyland’s Star Wars land will open in summer 2019, and then in...

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UCF athletes set record with highest APR score in school history

UCF athletes set a school record, posting the Knights’ highest four-year Academic Progress Rate average at 988. The APR is the NCAA’s metric developed to track athletes’ academic progress, factoring in graduation, retention and eligibility during a four-year period to evaluate a school’s overall...

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Royal Caribbean ship gets first new Sky Pad attraction

Royal Caribbean’s new bungee-jumping, trampolining, virtual reality attraction has made its debut on Independence of the Seas. The feature was installed on the top deck during a dry dock for the 3,858-passenger ship that will spend the summer based in Southampton, England before returning to Fort...

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Explore Florida's Polk County: Reclaiming Florida at Streamsong Resort
 

Explore Florida's Polk County: Reclaiming Florida at Streamsong Resort

Beneath Florida’s crust lies a third of the world’s phosphate, the compressed residue of 25 million years of prehistoric creatures. It was largely ignored until the 1889 Phosphate Rush, which birthed a strip-mining industry that severely scarred the wilderness. In 1975, the Mandatory Mine Reclamation...

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Homeland Security puts Orlando back where it belongs

Homeland Security puts Orlando back where it belongs

Orlando is finally back where it belongs on a list of U.S. metropolitan areas eligible for federal anti-terrorism grants. The Department of Homeland Security’s decision after 2014 to drop Orlando from the list of areas considered vulnerable to terrorism was inexplicable. But keeping it off the...

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Should Florida teachers carry guns in school? Here are 2 differing opinions
 

Should Florida teachers carry guns in school? Here are 2 differing opinions

With another school shooting in the past week, this time in Santa Fe, Texas, with 10 lives lost, it’s time to discuss gun control and Florida schools. Two members of the Orlando Sentinel Community Conversations Team – George Diaz and David Whitley – who have two decidedly different points of view...

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Survey says Rollins is the priciest college in Florida

Survey says Rollins is the priciest college in Florida

Talk may be cheap, but Rollins students have earned the right to scream “We’re No. 1!” Rollins ranks above all other state institutions of higher learning in perhaps the most meaningful college category. No, not football ranking. We’re talking cost. The liberal arts college in Winter Park is the...

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Jared Kushner receives permanent security clearance

Jared Kushner receives permanent security clearance

President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has been granted a security clearance after a lengthy background check, a move that ensures the key White House adviser with a broad international portfolio can have access to some of the country's most closely held secrets. Kushner, who serves...

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