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Trump sells Republicans on immigration bill

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump told House Republicans Tuesday night that he is "1,000 percent" with them as GOP leaders try to pass a sprawling immigration bill, and that he wants to see an end to his policy of separating undocumented children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.<p>"We …

Immigration

Email Phishers Using A Simple Way to Bypass MS Office 365 Protection

Security researchers have been warning about a simple technique that cyber criminals and email scammers are using in the wild to bypass most …

MS Office

Palm Coast’s Crazy Sections

From a birds eye glance, Palm Coast appears to be <b>pretty organized!</b> It’s carefully plotted and arranged in alphabetical sections. What could be easier …

Remote Controls

City of Palm Coast explores creating a taxing district to repair private seawalls in saltwater canal neighborhoods, if owners don't make repairs first | Palm Coast

<i>Updated 8:02 a.m. June 13.</i><p>A resident recently asked Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland, “Why can’t you increase teacher salaries?”<p>Holland told the City …

Repairs

Flagler students outperform state average in state-based testing for 2017-18 | Palm Coast

Students in Flagler County have scored higher than the state average in all state-based testing for the 2017-18 school year, according to a news …

Education

African American Cultural Society commemorates end of slavery with Juneteenth celebration | Palm Coast

The Heavenly Warriors perform during the celebration. Photo by Paige Wilson<p>Brenda Andrews pours water out to honor ancestors as the crowd shouts out …

Black History

Flagler Beach resident who helped hundreds after Hurricane Irma is now dealing with severe injuries from 18-wheeler crash | Palm Coast

Flagler Beach residents Russ Warner, Scott Fox, Paul Chestnut and Eric Cooley spent weeks ripping out mold-ridden carpet and belongings after …

Rainfall

Flagler Sheriff’s Budget For 2018-19 Would Go Up $3.8 Million, Largest In Over a Decade

The surge is driven by another increase in sheriff's deputies, and would bring the total number of new deputies to 22 in two years. The county …

Criminology

To Keep Sally Sherman, a $136,000 Employee, Flagler County Is Paying Private Agency $190,000

The bottom-line cost to taxpayers to retain Sally Sherman as a worker in Flagler government--totaling $258,554--is much higher than county officials …

University of Florida

Deputy County Administrator Sally Sherman ‘Retires’ at $136,500, Returns Next Day at $149,000, Plus $330,000 Pay-Out

Flagler Deputy County Administrator Sally Sherman's "retirement" is an extreme example of double-dipping and an end-run around a law that requires …

Retirement

Sheriff’s Office Completes Evacuation as Length of Nomadic Exile Remains Uncertain

The Flagler Sheriff's Office completed its relocation to the courthouse and its old administrative building pending analysis of the potentially sick …

Employment

Palm Coast Council Prepares Residents For Big Tax and Fee Changes Ahead

A combination of a potential huge revenue loss combined with rising infrastructure needs mean the current Palm Coast tax and fee structure is …

City Politics

Behind Campaign to 'Save Cooper' the Dangerous Dog, Broken Pledges and Palm Coast's Arbitrariness

Cooper, the twice-declared dangerous dog, is being held at the Flagler Humane Society pending a court appeal of Palm Coast’s decision to kill him. …

Animal Rights

White House scrambles to contain immigration fallout

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The White House, facing mounting outcry and contradictory statements about President Donald Trump's practice of separating children from their parents at the US border, entered damage control mode on Monday.<p>Press secretary Sarah Sanders delayed her briefing almost four hours as …

Donald Trump

All 5 first ladies speak out on family separations at border

NEW YORK (AP) — All four former first ladies have joined the current one, Melania Trump, in an unusual united political front expressing horror at children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.<p>Mrs. Trump did not go as far as some of her predecessors, though, and criticize the …

Immigration

Infographic: 6 social media marketing trends to watch

When it comes to social media marketing, one thing is certain: Nothing lasts forever.<p>What worked last year for your marketing strategy might not this …

Social Media

Prisma co-founders raise $1M to build a social app called Capture

Two of the co-founders of the art filter app Prisma have left to build a new social app.<p>Prisma, as you may recall, had a viral moment back in 2016 when selfie takers went crazy for the fine art spin the app’s AI put on photos — in just a few seconds of processing.<p>Downloads leapt, art selfies …

Social Media

Donald Trump's Twitter feed is getting more and more bizarre

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's hard to say that President Donald Trump's Twitter habits are getting stranger. After all, this is a President who has, from the start of his presidential campaign, used the social media site as among other things, a communications device, a Festivus pole and a psychologist's couch. …

Trump orders tariffs on $200B more Chinese goods

President Donald Trump on Monday raised the stakes in a growing trade dispute with China, ordering trade officials to draw up a list of $200 billion worth of Chinese goods that would be hit with an additional 10 percent tariff.<p>The move, which drew a strong response from Beijing, follows China's …

China

Fall of the American Empire

The U.S. government is, as a matter of policy, literally ripping children from the arms of their parents and putting them in fenced enclosures (which officials insist aren’t cages, oh no). The U.S. president is demanding that law enforcement stop investigating his associates and go after his …

Political Science

How Donald Trump Got Played By a Ruthless Dictator

Before President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un issued their joint statement on Tuesday afternoon in Singapore, before the two men met in …

North Korea

Publishers Are Seeing Traffic From More Than Just Facebook and Google

For publishers, the past two years were a lesson in chasing traffic and finding the true value of an audience. Some have shut down and others have …

Advertising Industry

Celebrity Influencer Marketing Is Dead, Report Says--Real Employees And Customers Are Better

While many (including me) have heralded influencer marketing as one of the Holy Grails of effective public relations, a new report from Sprout Social suggests that celebrity influencers are rapidly losing their power.<p>But before you hang up the towel on influencer marketing, consider this novel (and …

Marketing

Trump voices support for bipartisan pot legislation

President Donald Trump said Friday he “probably will end up supporting” bipartisan legislation to bar the federal government from interfering with marijuana legalization laws at the state level, putting him at odds with efforts by his own Justice Department to crack down on the substance nationwide.<p>…

Donald Trump

White House in Panic Mode After TV Star with Racist Twitter Feed Loses Job

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—The White House was reportedly in panic mode Tuesday afternoon, shortly after news broke that a television star with a racist Twitter feed had been fired.<p>According to a White House source, Donald J. Trump immediately huddled with close advisers to discuss the …

Donald Trump

On Memorial Day, Trump Honors Fallen Soldiers; Draws Criticism Over Tweet

President Trump joined Americans on Memorial Day in paying respect to those who gave their lives for the country, laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.<p>"Our fallen heroes have not only written our history, they have shaped our destiny," Trump said, …

Memorial Day

Jeff Flake: GOP needs to stand up to Trump more forcefully

WASHINGTON — Sen. Jeff Flake on Sunday called on Republicans in Congress to more forcefully push back against President Donald Trump and said there is growing concern behind the scenes that the president could take action against special counsel Robert Mueller.<p>“When the president says things that …

Donald Trump

Teacher mails Trump's letter back with edits - CNN Video

Yvonne Mason, a retired English teacher, received a letter from President Trump and returned it to the White House with edits and corrections.

The White House

Rudy Giuliani admits 'Spygate' is Trump PR tactic against Robert Mueller

This is part of the propaganda machine. Let’s spread a completely fallacious story and say it needs to be investigated Adam Schiff<p>Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani said on Sunday that his repeated imputations of a supposed scandal at the heart of the Robert Mueller investigation – which …

Donald Trump

Israel defends Gaza crackdown as Palestinians bury their dead

<b>Gaza (CNN) —</b> Thousands of Palestinians gathered Tuesday for the grim task of burying the 60 protesters killed by Israeli troops at the Gaza border, as Israel faced international condemnation over the deaths.<p>Funerals took place across Gaza on Tuesday, a day after Israeli troops fired on Palestinians …

Israel