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Rescue ships dock in Spain as migrant debate roils Europe

VALENCIA, Spain — Ships in the Aquarius aid convoy docked Sunday at the Spanish port of Valencia, ending a weeklong ordeal for hundreds of people who were rescued from the Mediterranean Sea only to become pawns in Europe's fight over immigration.The Italian coast guard vessel Dattilo was the first of the three boats bearing the 630 migrants to touch land just before 7 a.m. Sunday. The 270 migrants on board soon began to disembark after medical staff had made a preliminary [...]
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Destin named top driving destination, according to car rental company

DESTIN — The World's Luckiest Fishing Village is within driving distance of many southern and southeastern states, and online travel company Expedia and its sister company CarRentals.com have taken note. CarRentals.com recently released an article entitled “You Want Adventure? You’ll Find It at These 5 Beach Towns” and featured Destin as a coastal town primed to explore via automobile. “It’s summertime! You know what that [...]
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Sanborn resigns from Santa Rosa TDC

MILTON — Jack Sanborn, the owner of Adventures Unlimited, has resigned from the Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Council. Sanborn was not at Thursday's meeting, but Santa Rosa County Commissioner Bob Cole read a letter by Sanborn. In the letter, Sanborn stated that he needed to focus his attentions on the city of Milton that he loves and supports.For nearly a month, Sanborn has received criticism and calls to resign after making a sexist remark towards a [...]
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One cool contribution

FORT WALTON BEACH — Steve Prince is not one to expect help or handouts.In fact, when he was getting ready to move into his childhood home, the 57-year-old was up until 3 a.m. most days trying to make it more accommodating for his wife, who is confined to a wheelchair. Much of the house needs updates, including the air conditioning unit, which was unreliable.But then on June 9, Jonathan Dandridge of Climate Engineers of Florida arrived at the Prince's house with a brand- [...]
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5 dead as SUV chased by Border Patrol crashes in South Texas

BIG WELLS, Texas — At least five people are dead and several others hurt as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people crashed while fleeing from Border Patrol agents in South Texas.Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd says the SUV went out of control at more than 100 mph and overturned on Texas Highway 85, ejecting those inside.Texas Department of Public Safety officials say four were pronounced dead at the scene midday Sunday. A fifth person died at a hospital. [...]
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