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Day: June 23, 2022

Brightline’s Miami To Orlando Rail Line Close To 80% Complete

Month by month, Brightline’s Miami to Orlando rail project continues to move closer to completion. In its latest report to investors released on June 21, Brightline said the overall project was now approaching 80% substantial completion. Approximately 1,000 construction workers were actively engaged in buildout of the Miami-Orlando project in May 2022, the company said. …

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Mexico scientist gets 4 years for spying for Russia in Miami

MIAMI — A prominent Mexican scientist who led a double life with two families on separate continents and was co-opted by Russian agents into surveilling a U.S. government informant residing in Miami has been sentenced to four years and one day in federal prison. Hector Cabrera Fuentes, 36, was sentenced Tuesday in Miami federal court, according …

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Rick Scott’s warning: Senate gun control bill not like Florida’s law

Sen. Rick Scott is one of more than 30 Senate Republicans likely to vote “no” on a bipartisan gun control bill under consideration. On Thursday, he offered some context for his opposition. Some commentators have invoked reforms Florida implemented in 2018 in the wake of a school massacre in Parkland — such as the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public …

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Ken Griffin’s Citadel Is Moving Its Headquarters to Miami From Chicago

Ken Griffin is moving Citadel’s headquarters to Miami, leaving its current home of Chicago after the billionaire decried the city’s crime rate and voiced frustrations with political leadership in Illinois.   The relocation will affect both hedge fund Citadel and Citadel Securities, the market making business, firm spokesman Zia Ahmed said Thursday. It’s the first step …

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U.S. Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski says he will retire, again

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski announced Tuesday he will retire from the NFL for the second time. The former New England Patriot also briefly left the NFL three years ago before coming out of retirement to join quarterback Tom Brady and the Florida team. “I will now be going back into my retirement home, walking …

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Florida bill allowing cities, counties to restrict beach smoking still pending

TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday signed a measure that will allow cities and counties to restrict smoking at beaches and parks that they own, according to information posted on the Senate website.  The bill (HB 105) builds on a 2002 constitutional amendment that prohibited smoking in restaurants and at other indoor workplaces. Under …

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