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Orlando Gunman's Dad Spotted at Clinton Rally

He says Trump 'has no solutions'

(Newser) - The mustachioed man in a red ball cap standing behind Hillary Clinton at a rally Monday night in Florida might have seemed ordinary, but his appearance is getting quite a lot of attention. That's because the man, Seddique Mateen, is the father of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen, reports... More »

HIV+ Guy Gets Booted From Florida Rec League

Dakota Basinger, 21, diagnosed last week

(Newser) - Last week, a 21-year-old Florida man was diagnosed with HIV. After he posted about it on Facebook, Dakota Basinger was pulled from a local basketball league game on Sunday, the Orlando Sentinel reports. In the second half of a playoff game, a Kissimmee city official called a time out, then... More »

Baby Dies After Eating Detergent Packet

7-month-old might be first such death in the nation

(Newser) - A Florida baby might be the first in the nation to die from ingesting a packet of laundry detergent, reports the Orlando Sentinel . The 7-month-old Kissimmee boy ate the packet after plucking it out of a laundry basket and immediately went into distress. Michael Williams died later at the hospital,... More »

Kid, 17, Dupes Fla. Hospital, Snags ER Job

Police say Matthew Scheidt wore lab coat, examined patients, gave CPR

(Newser) - A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on charges of impersonating a physician's assistant and working in a Florida hospital's emergency room for a week, reports the Orlando Sentinel . Police say Matthew Scheidt dressed in a lab coats and surgical scrubs, conducted physical exams, and reportedly even gave CPR... More »

Craigslist Sex Sting Snags Braves Minor Leaguer

Deunte Heath accused of offering money for sex

(Newser) - A Craigslist prostitution sting arranged by Florida police has netted, among several others, an Atlanta Braves minor league pitcher. Deunte R. Heath, 24, is accused of offering $75 for a “sex act,” the Orlando Sentinel reports. Cops posted fake ads on the Craigslist and Backpage websites and nabbed... More »

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