Florida Still Feeling the Fallout of Digital Domain Collapse

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The Tupac hologram wasn't enough.

Back in 2012, New Times brought you a comprehensive post-op on Digital Domain, a California-based special effects company that grabbed a lot of attention after it resurrected hip hop legend Tupac via hologram for the 2012 Coachella music festival.

But at the same time the company was collecting kudos for the stunt, the company was sinking into financial disaster. Six months later, the company declared bankruptcy. South Florida cities are still trying to pick up the pieces.

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Donald Trump Has Jumped Into the "Autism Caused by Vaccinations" Conspiracy Theory Fray

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As you may or may not know, Donald Trump is a prolific tweeter. And by that, we mean he likes to get into beefs with people or corporations on Twitter and call them losers, in between tweeting about his hotels and saying derogatory things about Obama.

And sure, it can be annoying. What with his beefing with FPL or Buzzfeed or even with fellow fringe conservatives. He's also been a big-time birther.

But all of that stuff could be reduced to simply being white noise from a very self-involved, narcissistic man with lots of time on his hands.

Yet, in the past 24 hours, Trump has gone from insufferable real-life cartoon villain to downright dangerous. His latest crusade has been to ignore medical science and inexplicably jump headlong into the "vaccinations cause autism" argument.

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Florida Group to Amazon, Google: Ban Fat-Shaming Apps

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Tampa-based Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) and a number of organizations -- including the American Board of Obesity Medicine -- submitted formal letters to the leaders of Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft on Wednesday. The letters ask that the companies remove fat-shaming apps the groups deem offensive.

The apps -- among them Fatify, Fatbooth and Fat You! -- allow users to upload photos of themselves and to manipulate how big the face gets. They're also approved for minors to download in the app store.


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Two-Year-Old Left in the Middle of Hallandale Beach Boulevard; Father Arrested

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Commuters on Hallandale Beach Boulevard had to be more vigilant than usual on Wednesday when they had to swerve their cars to keep from hitting a 2-year-old boy left there by his father.

The child was, thankfully, unharmed. But his father was arrested for child neglect after having simply left him in the 4200 block of West Hallandale Beach Boulevard, according to a BSO arrest report.

According to the report, a Broward Sheriff's Office deputy responded to a call about a boy being thrown onto the road out of a brown Pontiac Grand Am.

The child's father, Ronald Renelle Delancy, 25, of Miami, apparently was in the middle of a verbal spat with the child's mother, who was behind the wheel as they traveled eastbound on Hallandale Boulevard.

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Hey, Jeb Bush: Marijuana Won't Kill Florida's Tourism

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Former governor wants Florida to stay kid-friendly. You know, like Disney World. That's why people shouldn't vote yes on Amendment Two in November. In a statement released yesterday, Dubya's brother put it this way:

"Florida leaders and citizens have worked for years to make the Sunshine State a world-class location to start or run a business, a family-friendly destination for tourism and a desirable place to raise a family or retire.

See also: Anti-Medical Marijuana Group Insinuates Pot Cookies Will Be Used for Rape

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Florida High Schoolers Sue School District, Sheriff's Office for Missing Prom

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Morgan Kleabir got to spend only five minutes at her high school prom -- not even long enough to take a selfie.
Prom is a time to create either precious memories or future therapy fodder, depending on what clique you run with. But for a group of Jensen Beach High School girls, the event was reason to craft a bizarre lawsuit and file it in federal court.

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New Prancercise® Video Is Out, and It's Amazing

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Coral Springs' own Joanna Rohrback -- AKA the Prancercise® Lady -- is at it again. Her latest YouTube video features sweeping cinematography and is a wonderfully complex study on identity, relationships, and horses.

Or something like that.

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81-Year-Old Boca Man Pulls Gun on Teen During Road Rage Incident

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An 81-year-old man not only cut off an 18-year-old driver on a Boca Raton road but then proceeded to pull a gun on the kid as well.

Because, Florida.

According to Boca Police, the elderly man, Irving Feingold, pulled a .380 caliber pistol on an 18-year-old after cutting off the teen in his Cadillac and then getting into an argument with him.

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Deerfield Beach Man Takes Four Young Sons on Robbery Spree

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A Deerfield Beach man was busted for breaking into a home and stealing appliances. According to the Broward Sheriff's Office, the man had two accomplices -- his teenaged sons.

The two boys -- ages 15 and 16 -- helped their dad haul away the merchandise but were foiled when a witness spotted them coming out of a house with stuff that didn't belong to them.

And people complain that too many fathers just don't spend any quality time with their kids.

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A Voyeuristic Look at Camming Con, the First American Industry Expo For Cam Girls (Video)

This past weekend, hundreds of cam girls -- or women who make a living chatting with or performing for fans online -- descended upon the Eden Roc Hotel in Miami Beach. That's where CammingCon, the first-ever expo for this billion-dollar industry was held.

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