A Pulse Nightclub Responder Confronts A New Crisis: PTSD

Gerry Realin says he wishes he had never become a police officer. Realin, 37, was part of the hazmat team that responded to the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando on June 12, 2016. He spent four hours taking care of the dead inside the club. Now, triggers like a Sharpie marker or a white sheet yank him out of the moment and back to the nightclub, where they used Sharpies to list the victims that night and white sheets to cover them.
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This week, former Vice President Joe Biden spoke with NPR's Michel Martin, promoting his new book that reflects on his late son Beau's battle with brain cancer. During the interview, Biden also told NPR he has "no plans" to run in the 2020 presidential election.

Although Martin and Biden's conversation touched on many topics, it was apparent Beau's memory and presence continue to be at the forefront of his mind.

Along with his book, family and 2020 election prospects, NPR asked about Anita Hill's allegations of sexual harassment against Justice Clarence Thomas.

Prosecutor Misses Filing Deadline To Seek Death Penalty

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A Florida prosecutor who recently reversed a blanket policy against executions has missed the filing deadline to pursue the death penalty in a murder case.

Just under three months ago, the state of Florida scrubbed its website. No longer can someone go online and view documents about the inspections of nursing homes — information that might be crucial for a family determining where their loved ones should reside during their final years.

Letters Rachet Up Nursing Home Regulatory Fight

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who has consistently bemoaned unnecessary regulations on businesses, is escalating a legal and regulatory feud with the state's long-term care industry.

Judge Rips State Prisons Over Hepatitis Care

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In a scathing ruling issued Friday, a federal judge found that Florida corrections officials have a “long and sordid history” of failing to treat inmates infected with the Hepatitis C virus and ordered the state to immediately come up with a plan to properly provide care.

Group Sues Over Access To Veterans Nursing Home

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A disability-rights organization has filed a federal lawsuit against the Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs, contending the group was improperly prevented from having access to a state veterans nursing home.

AHCA Seeks To Block Deposition In Nursing Home Case

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The state Agency for Health Care Administration asked a judge Friday to shield a high-ranking agency official from being deposed in a legal battle about revoking the license of a Broward County nursing home.

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A pair of very large scissors and an orange carpet were rolled out in the Fort Lauderdale sun Friday afternoon.

The orange-themed German rental car company, Sixt-Rent-A-Car, opened its North American headquarters in the city. 

Sixt, which is known for renting luxury vehicles at “an economy cost,” will add 300 new jobs to the area over the next five years.  Florida’s recently released October jobs report showed unemployment across the state is down to a decade-low  3.6 percent. In Broward County, that number is even lower, at 3.3 percent. 

U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs Office

Military personnel are seldom surprised or starstruck. But that’s exactly what some of the men and women at the U.S. Southern Command in Doral were after meeting World War II and Tuskegee Airmen veteran and educator Dr. Harold Brown. 

Brown was invited by the Miami-Homestead Air Force Association chapter and presented awards to four local aviators for their outstanding performance in 2017 at a special event at the Southern Command on Thursday. 

An organization that deals a lot with human trafficked kids says it’s important to go into the schools and educate potential victims early about traffickers.

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