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Busch Gardens: No snow at Christmas Town this year

Florida kids are used to a Christmas without snow, but since 2012 they've been able to fake it at Busch Gardens' Christmas Town. Not this year. The Tampa theme park says the nighttime holid …

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Halloween things to do

From haunted houses to harmless mazes, we've got so many Halloween events in our database it's scary. Use our Halloween page to find something fun near your home.

    Man who investigated Secret Service prostitution scandal implicated in prostitution case in Florida

    From the New York Times:

    WASHINGTON — The investigator who led the Department of Homeland Security’s internal review of the Secret Service’s 2012 prostitution scandal quietly resigned in August after he was implicated in his own incident involving a prostitute, according to current and former department officials.

    Sheriff’s deputies in Broward County, Fla., saw David Nieland, the investigator, entering and leaving a building they had under surveillance as part of a prostitution investigation, according to officials briefed on the investigation. They later interviewed a prostitute who identified Mr. Nieland in a photograph and said he had paid her for sex.

    Mr. Nieland resigned after he refused to answer a series of questions from the Department of Homeland Security inspector general about the incident, the officials said. ... In an email message on Tuesday, Mr. Nieland said, “The allegation is not true,” and declined to answer any questions....

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    American Horror Story

    Binge these show on Netflix for a good Halloween scare

    Trick-or-treating isn't for everyone, especially us couch potatoes. But even if you're not going door-to-door to hunt for candy on Halloween, that doesn't mean you can't be festive.

    There's nothing like a good scare, and if you're staying in this weekend, no better way to get them than from spooky shows. So for a real fright from the comfort of your own home, grab some candy, turn off the lights, log onto Netflix and check out one of these four TV seasons to splurge on:...

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    Always wanting the thing we can't have

    Three things I underlined in Sam Anderson's piece in today's New York Times Magazine on Florida's various Fountains of Youth:...

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