VIDEO: Video emerges of 2017 accident during Wallenda circus rehearsal

The accident involving Circus Sarasota happened in February 2017 at the Circus Arts Conservatory, the big top tent next to the mall at University Town Center. Five people in an eight-person pyramid fell from the 28-foot high wire.

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Facebook says there is no evidence that employees had abused access to this data.
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  After mosque attacks, New Zealand quickly bans assault weapons

The government is now working on a large-scale buy-back plan to encourage owners of the banned weapons to surrender them.

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House panel approves school bill allowing arming of teachers

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Police: Florida man wrote ‘kill the Jews,’ ‘death’ in Miami Beach

Police say they've arrested a man linked to drawing swastikas and writing "death" and "kill the Jews" around Miami Beach.
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  Shelter-in-place order lifted near burned Texas chemical plant

Authorities issued a shelter-in-place order Thursday due to "reports of benzene or other volatile organic compounds" in Deer Park.

Florida woman charged with manslaughter in boy’s hot-vehicle death

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  Local law enforcement agencies crack down on drivers who “block the box”

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  New Zealand moves to ban assault rifles

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  Feds give employers easier path to dump retiree pensions

That decision reverses Obama-era guidance that banned the practice of offering lump-sum payments to seniors. Pensions provide a guaranteed monthly income for as long as an employee lives in retirement.

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North Florida Man becomes first person to purchase legal whole flower cannabis

Police: Florida man wrote ‘kill the Jews,’ ‘death’ in Miami Beach

Police say they've arrested a man linked to drawing swastikas and writing "death" and "kill the Jews" around Miami Beach.

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2019 health report ranks Sarasota County second in Florida for ‘health factors’
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  Teacher forced preschoolers to stand naked in closet as punishment, Illinois police say

Two teachers have been placed on administrative leave, one for the alleged discipline and the other as an alleged witness who did not report the actions.

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Florida man accused of beating his father to death while out at sea

Owl with injured wing and leg rescued by patrol commander in DeSoto