Widow of ex-South Florida al Qaeda figure reported in Pakistan hostage swap

Al Masra's front page story last month with the story of Pakistan's release of al Qaeda boss Ayman Zawahiri's two daughters and the widow of ex-Miramar resident Adnan Shukrijumah.

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Nearly two years after Pakistan’s army said it killed fugitive terrorist leader and ex-Broward resident Adnan El Shukrijumah, the FBI still hasn’t verified his death. But news reports this month say al Qaeda recently claimed that Shukrijumah’s widow was one of three women released by Pakistan in exchange for the son of the country’s former army chief.

Gov. Scott’s blind trust and a company with a massive pollution problem

Gov. Rick Scott

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
When Gov. Rick Scott put $133 million of his assets into a blind trust two years ago, he included his shares of Mosaic, owner of the Central Florida fertilizer plant where 215 million gallons of contaminated wastewater recently drained into an aquifer that provides drinking water for millions of Floridians.

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As heroin, fentanyl deaths mount, Miami-Dade leaders “research the topic”

Epidemiologist James Hall, left, and drug addiction interventionist John Schmidt

By Francisco Alvarado
FloridaBulldog.org
Three months after presenting a plan to Miami-Dade commissioners to tackle an alarming rise in overdose deaths, drug-addiction experts say the county has not moved quickly enough to curb the local opiate epidemic.

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Its spy vs spy as CIA directors differ on making public 28 hidden pages of 9-11 report

CIA Director John Brennan, right, and former CIA Director Porter Goss

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Two CIA directors. Two conflicting opinions.
On Monday, former CIA director Porter Goss strongly disagreed with current CIA chief John Brennan’s assertions on Meet the Press as to why President Obama should keep secret 28 classified pages from a 14-year-old congressional report about 9/11 said to implicate the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the terrorist attacks.

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Broward Health looks to pay headhunting firm $300,000 to find a $950,000 CEO

Broward Health Interim CEO Pauline Grant, whose salary will be voted on Wednesday. Photo: Nova Southeastern University

By Dan Christensen and Buddy Nevins
FloridaBulldog.org
Taxpayer supported Broward Health’s board of commissioners will be asked today to approve spending $300,000 for a search firm to find a new CEO whose total pay would be $950,000 a year.

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Broward Health seeks bids for ad contract as huge no-bid deal with Zimmerman dies

Broward Health hq

By Buddy Nevins and Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
In a signal that Broward Health’s controversial no-bid $71.4 million deal with Zimmerman Advertising is dead, blueprints have been drafted for a new, smaller marketing campaign for the public health system.

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Bob Graham questions decision to send Guantanamo detainees to Saudi Arabia for rehab

The Mohammad bin Naif Counseling and Care Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which claims a nearly 90 percent success rate in rehabilitating terrorists

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Ex-Florida Sen. Bob Graham is questioning the wisdom of the Obama Administration’s decision to release nine Guantanamo detainees to Saudi Arabia for “rehabilitation.”

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9-11 widows ask Obama to read secret ’28 pages,’ support bill to allow suit against Saudis

The National September 11 Memorial in New York City

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Five 9/11 widows said Tuesday they were “horrified” to watch President Obama say in a Monday television interview that he hasn’t read the secret 28 pages of a congressional investigation into 9/11 said to implicate Saudi Arabia in support for the hijackers.

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Banned in New Jersey’s public schools, ex-official wants on Miami-Dade School Board

Steven Gallon III

By William Gjebre
FloridaBulldog.org
A former Miami-Dade County school principal/district administrator banned from working in New Jersey public schools following an investigation during his tenure as superintendent of a 7,000-student district is seeking a seat on the Miami-Dade School Board.

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9/11 Commission lawyers wanted to probe possible Saudi Royal family ties to hijackers

By Brian McGlinchey
28pages.org
A 9/11 Commission document declassified last summer without publicity or media analysis indicates that investigators proposed exploring to what extent “political, economic and other considerations” affected U.S. government investigations of links between Saudi Arabia and 9/11.

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Saudi Arabia’s king ran state charity that 9/11 victims say funded and armed al Qaeda

Saudi King Salman with President Obama at Erga Palace during a January 27, 2015 trip to Saudi Arabia. Photo: Pete Souza, official White House photo

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Editor’s Note: This story was first published Feb. 6, 2015.
Saudi Arabia’s king, Salman, “actively directed” a Saudi charity whose funding was “especially important to al Qaeda acquiring the strike capabilities used to launch attacks in the U.S.,” say court papers filed this week by lawyers representing 9/11 victims and their families.

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