Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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Winner of $400M jackpot keeps name a secret

Winner of $400M keeps name a secret

The winner of a $400 million Powerball jackpot cashed in his ticket Monday in South Carolina, but he told lottery officials that he wants to remain anonymous. The lottery released a few details about Wednesday's winner, who lives in Columbia. He stopped to get gas at a Murphy Express station and his wife told him to buy some hot dog buns. The store didn't sell buns, but after seeing the $400 million prize advertised, he bought $20 in lottery tickets instead. It was his second time playing the lottery, he told officials. South Carolina is one of six Powerball states that allow winners to refuse to let their identities be released.

First blacks join German parliament

A chemist and an actor — both with family roots in Senegal — have become Germany's first black federal lawmakers, according to election results released Monday. They were among 34 lawmakers with immigrant backgrounds to win seats in Sunday's parliamentary election, up from 21 in the previous term, said the Migration Media Service, which provides facts and figures on immigration in Germany. Karamba Diaby, 51, is a Senegalese-born chemist. Charles Huber, 56, is an actor born in Munich to a Senegalese father and a German mother. More than 500,000 people of recent African origin are believed to be living in Germany.

Associated Press

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Melania Trump’s parents are legal permanent residents, raising questions on ‘chain migration’

Melania Trump’s parents are legal permanent residents, raising questions on ‘chain migration’

The parents of first lady Melania Trump have become legal permanent residents of the United States and are close to obtaining their citizenship, according to people familiar with their status, but their attorney declined to say how or when the couple...
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Where you can trade in your Gasparilla beads for doughnuts

Where you can trade in your Gasparilla beads for doughnuts

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts will be trading old Gasparilla beads for its famous glazed doughnuts.Anyone who brings in 12 pounds of beads to Krispy Kreme on Saturday will be rewarded with a dozen original glazed doughnuts, according to a news release.For t...
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Former Florida Rep. Robert Wallace jumps from Tampa overpass

Former Florida Rep. Robert Wallace jumps from Tampa overpass

TAMPA — Former Florida state Rep. Robert Wallace ended his life Monday by jumping from a Dale Mabry Highway overpass, records show. He was 65.At least one witness saw Wallace go off the overpass and plunge between 40 and 50 feet onto Gunn Highway, ac...
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Investor calls for Bloomin’ Brands to let Outback Steakhouse stand alone

Investor calls for Bloomin’ Brands to let Outback Steakhouse stand alone

TAMPA — A second activist investor is calling for a big shake-up at Bloomin’ Brands Inc. In a letter to Bloomin’s CEO, Barington Capital Group, a New York-based investment firm, urged the Tampa-based restaurant conglomerate to let Outback Steakhouse ...
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