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The British actor who starred in the Harry Potter movie series as Severus Snape and in such hits as Die Hard and Love Actually died Thursday. He was 69.

Miami-Dade County is considering building a ferry terminal that would serve carriers offering regular service to Cuba. It's a sign that in a city that's home to Cuban exiles, times have changed.

He lost his sight in his youth. So he never married. But he's lived an independent life for decades — despite the best efforts of goats to raid his crops.

Irvin, who died Monday at 96, was one of the first black players in Major League Baseball. He showed Mays the ropes when Mays entered the league. Irvin, Mays said, was "sort of like my father."

Military service does not guarantee U.S. citizenship, which has meant a group of veterans has wound up together just over the border in Tijuana, Mexico, at a refuge they've dubbed "The Bunker."

It's called "the beautiful game," but sports commentator Frank Deford says that's because of who plays soccer, not because of how it's played.

Members of the National Rife Association continue to hold classes and events locally, and many say they're OK with the new rules. Meanwhile, response from the NRA's national leadership has been muted.

A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill training program for physician assistants recruits veterans and gives them credit for their experience.

Florida ranks second in the nation in the number of death row inmates, with 390 men and women currently awaiting execution, and the ruling casts doubt on their status.

Mohammed al-Nimr says he felt relieved following his father's execution because the sheikh was abused for years by Saudi authorities.




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