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Opinion: Why the Capital Gazette shooting was inevitable

Imagine it’s a Thursday morning. You work right outside of D.C. and the biggest story overnight was that a crucial Supreme Court justice, who was the deciding vote in some landmark cases of this country, decided to retire, sending the country into a frenzy. You have deadlines to meet and your editor won’t get off your back because you forgot ...

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XXXTentacion performing at Rolling Loud Festival in 2018. (Photo Courtesy of: Jerry Carnation)

Opinion: How social media has clouded the truth around XXXTentacion’s murder

n Monday, Broward County native Jahseh Onfroy, better known by his rap moniker XXXTentacion, was murdered while exiting a motorcycle shop in Deerfield Beach. The 20-year-old rapper’s death shook the community to its core. Within minutes of the shooting, videos and pictures of Onfroy’s seemingly lifeless body slumped over on his BMW i8 surfaced on Twitter. Of the videos, only ...

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From right to left Michelle Battle, Danielle Fernandez, Bryce Battle, Armin Battle, Sienna Fernandez, and Kalil Fernandez protesting in West Palm Beach  (Photo credit: Jaylin Hawkins)

West Palm Beach protestors hope march will amplify minority voices

While awaiting for the president to pass by the rally in his motorcade, protestors hoped that March For Our Lives would inspire change on many different fronts. Danielle Fernandez, a mother of two, attended the rally with her family to show their support for Marjory Stoneman Douglas students. She said she wanted the rally to be a space where minorities could be heard. “I ...

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