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FIs it time to cancel your favorite celeb?

We live in a social media age where most people aren’t afraid to ‘cancel’ celebrities if they don’t agree with their actions or views. Fast Company asks New Yorkers where they draw the line.

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TransPerfect Adds Two New US Locations In Hartford And Tampa

HARTFORD, Conn. and TAMPA, Fla. and NEW YORK, March 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, today announced its two newest office openings: Hartford, Connecticut and Tampa, Florida.

With the addition of these two locations, TransPerfect now maintains physical offices in 50 cities in the Americas in addition to its 50+ offices across more than 30 countries worldwide.

Hartford is the headquarters location for Fortune 500 members Aetna, Hartford Financial Services, and Eversource Energy. Other notable organizations like United Technologies, Stanley Black & Decker, and Carrier Corporation operate from Hartford suburbs.

The Tampa-St...

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How do sports stadiums impact real estate?

At an anticipated cost of $892 million, the proposed ballpark in Ybor City, Florida, for the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team would have just 28,216 seats, making it the smallest in the major leagues. But the stadium looms large for housing in the area, according to a report by Tex-X.

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Ron DeSantis lives in government housing (when he’s in Washington)

Rep. Ron DeSantis glances at the tv as he returns to his office after changing into more comfortable clothes for the evening. He will sleep on the couch later. [Andre Chung | For the Tampa Bay Times]

U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, the leading Republican candidate for Florida governor, is in his office sitting on a black, faux leather couch in T-shirt and gym shorts, a fuzzy grey blanket and pillow at his side. He is pouring over papers, and a DO NOT DISTURB door knob sign dangles outside his door to keep the janitorial crew from barging in as he snoozes.

He looked more like a beleaguered spouse booted from his house than the constitutionally elected voice of 700,000 Floridians in Daytona Beach and northeast Florida.

Depressing as it sounds, this is how DeSantis and dozens of other members of Cong...

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Hawaii lava crosses highway, flows into ocean

Officials on Hawaii’s Big Island say lava from an erupting volcano has crossed a highway and flowed into the ocean. The highway has shut down in some spots, and residents in the area have been evacuated. (May 20) AP

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You Paid For It: Hundreds wait for long overdue $26 million Tampa public housing project

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Plagued by crooked contractors, botched construction and even the weather, the much ballyhooed Tempo residential tower in the “Crown Jewel” Encore development has become the Tampa Housing Authority’s biggest boondoggle.

And it’s not over yet.

That’s a problem because there are 407 people on the wait list to move into the Tempo’s 203 units.

Of those units, 142 are dedicated to tenants in need of assisted-housing subsidies. Altogether, there are nearly 8,000 people on the THA’s citywide waitlist in need of affordable housing in Tampa.

The THA insists that its Tempo project partner Bank of America is now covering millions in cost overruns, not taxpayers, but the project still amounts to a useless asset without any rental income stream funded by $26 million t...

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Bodycam video sheds new light on a controversial arrest

Police in Fort Worth, Texas, released bodycam footage from a controversial arrest that took place on March 31, 2018. Initial video recorded by a bystander during the arrest appeared to show a police officer punching and kneeing Forrest Curry, 35, while Curry was pinned to the ground.

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Loyola’s loss proved no one is safe from the Crying Jordan meme

Loyola-Chicago’s magical NCAA tournament run came to and end Saturday evening in Chicago, as Moe Wagner and Michigan overturned a 10-point deficit to win going away, 69-57. In doing so, Michigan became the first team to reach the national championship game without facing a top-5 seed.

Loyola won the hearts of fans nationwide, and the team’s 98-year-old chaplain Sister Jean became an internet phenomenon over the course of March Madness. Sister Jean was a frequent target of TV cameras Saturday, but she left the court late in the second half after Michigan had taken the lead (though she returned to greet players after the game ended.)

Because Twitter is Twitter, even Sister Jean’s heartbreak was reduced to a Crying Jordan meme.

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Engineer Reported Cracks on Miami Bridge Days Before Collapse

Two days before a new pedestrian bridge collapsed in Miami, killing at least six people, one of the project engineers called a Florida transportation official to report cracks in the structure.

The official didn’t hear that call until after the bridge collapsed.

The Florida Department of Transportation released on Friday a transcript of a Tuesday voice-mail message from an engineer with FIGG Bridge Engineers Inc., the Tallahassee, Fla., company that designed the bridge for Florida International University over an eight-lane road.

“Calling to, uh, share with you some information about the FIU pedestrian bridge and some cracking that’s been observed on the north end of the span,” the engineer said, according to a transcript of the call...

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British prime minister: ‘Highly likely’ Russia behind spy poisoning

British Prime Minister Theresa May told members of the U.K.’s Parliament today that it was “highly likely” Russia was responsible for poisoning Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in England earlier this month.

She said Skripal and his daughter Yulia were exposed to a military-grade nerve agent developed by Russia. They fell ill in Salisbury, England, last week after being exposed.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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