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• Watch films. Get involved. Change things. That’s the mantra of the Global Peace Film Festival, an annual Florida event that uses the power of filmmaking to change the world. Established in 2003, the little festival gives independent documentaries that don’t often see the light of day because they’re too controversial, underfunded or simply not sexy enough to bring in enough revenue to your local movie house. That doesn’t mean they aren’t worth watching. Read More »
• The Islamist rebels also known as ISIS or ISIL reportedly captured 16 Kurdish villages in northern Syria in a major push for territory. The move has prompted fears of a massacre of civilians. Read More »
• NASA’s announcement of the winners of its Commercial Crew competition is a boost to Florida’s Space Coast. Boeing’s CST-100 and SpaceX’s Dragon capsules are set to start flying from Florida to space in 2017. Boeing will base its operations at Kennedy Space Center, in an old shuttle processing facility. The company has promised 550 jobs. Lynda Weatherman of the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast says the news breathes life into the region, which has suffered since the last shuttle launch in 2011. “While we have unmanned launches and people come and they see it, there’s something obviously humanistic about having an astronaut. And we get so much, every hotel room is filled. People from all over the country … Read More »
• Scotland has lowered the voting age from 18 to 16 for Thursday’s referendum on independence. But it looks like the youngest voters won’t be casting ballots in the way that many had initially expected. Read More »