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Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooter May Have Heard Voices Urging Violence, Officials Say

Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooter May Have Heard Voices Urging Violence, Officials Say

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Federal law enforcement officials said they were investigating whether the gunman who opened fire on Friday at the airport in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., killing five people and wounding eight, was mentally disturbed and heard voices in his head telling him to commit acts of violence...

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Explodes During Test Firing In Florida

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Explodes During Test Firing In Florida

An explosion destroyed a Falcon 9 rocket belonging to Elon Musk's SpaceX during routine test firing at Cape Canaveral in Florida on Thursday, shaking buildings miles (km) away and sending a thick plume of black smoke pouring into the air...

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Mother Charged After 6-Year-Old Son, Beats Newborn Sister to Death

Mother Charged After 6-Year-Old Son, Beats Newborn Sister to Death

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A 62-year-old Florida woman is charged with aggravated manslaughter after authorities said her 6-year-old son beat his newborn sister to death while the children and their 3-year-old brother were left alone in the family's minivan...

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Punta Gorda, Florida: Woman Accidentally Shot and Killed During Police Academy Drill

Punta Gorda, Florida: Woman Accidentally Shot and Killed During Police Academy Drill

PUNTA GORDA, Florida — A woman was accidentally shot and killed during a community police academy exercise in Punta Gorda, Florida. Mary Knowlton was shot by a police officer during a “shoot/don’t shoot” role-play scenario at the Punta Gorda Citizen Police Academy, Police Chief Tom Lewis said at a news conference...

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