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Heartbreaking Reality Now Setting in for Surfside, Florida

As rescue crews continue to slowly remove debris from the scene, time has begun to run out.

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After 12 days of grueling, painful, and often-interrupted work, rescue crews in Surfside, Florida are beginning to acquiesce to the grim reality that faces them.

In the early morning hours of June 24th, a high-rise condo building in the Miami-adjacent neighborhood partially collapsed, trapping and killing residents and guests inside the rubble.  As rescuers worked to uncover and recover whomever they could, a number of debilitating setbacks arrived.  Lightning, fires within the debris, and then the need to demolish the remainder of the building all led to delays in their efforts.

Now, with a tropical storm bearing down on the area, a heart wrenching reality is coming into view.

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Search crews who resumed their work after the still-standing portion of the partially collapsed condo building in Surfside, Florida, was brought down using explosives Sunday night found three more bodies.

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The death toll now stands at 27, with 118 people still unaccounted for, Miami-Dade County officials told family members, the Associated Press reports. Two of the victims recovered Sunday were identified as Ingrid Ainsworth, 66, and Tzvi Ainsworth, 68.

The demolition occurred after 10 p.m. ET, 11 days after the shocking collapse of much of the residential Champlain Towers structure on June 24.

County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said the demolition of the remaining portion of the building was a necessary step for crews to continue their search for any possible survivors of the disaster.

But Cava also relayed the unfortunate state of the situation.

“This rescue effort, as far as I’m concerned, will go on until everybody is pulled out of that debris,” Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett said earlier Sunday during an appearance on CBS News’ “Face the Nation.”

“Families realize that time has gone by, they realize that the chances are growing dimmer and dimmer,” Cava acknowledged to NBC.

The collapse of the building has forced many building managers in the area to reassess their own properties, with at least one high-rise condo in North Miami Beach ordering an evacuation after an inspection turned up several major issues.

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Iowa Racetrack Announcer Thrills Crowd by Slamming Anthem Protesters, then Gets Fired

An announcer for an Iowa racetrack thrilled the home crowd with a rant against national anthem protesters, but his bosses were less accepting.

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An announcer for an Iowa racetrack thrilled the home crowd with a rant against national anthem protesters, but his bosses were less accepting. Video of announcer Lon Oelke’s rant was broadcast live on FloRacing, but once it was posted to social media it went viral. Some were upset over the announcer’s reference to “darker toned skin people.” After complaints filed in, the The Kossuth County Speedway in Algona, Iowa, announced that it had fired the announcer who was a fill-in announcer and not full-time. “It was not OK, and it will not be happening again,” the company said in a statement. “Kossuth County Speedway looks forward to proving to our fans, drivers and crews that we can and will do better.” During his announcement, Oelke told fans that he had a public service announcement. “I’ve got four words for you: Find a different country if you won’t do it,” he said. “Get the hell out of dodge!” He went on to slam the NFL. “Now they’re gonna have another national anthem, for those folks, I guess the darker toned skin color, I’ll just say, Blacks,” Oelke added. “They want a different national anthem and the NFL is thinking about doing it,” he said. “So, I just say shut the TVs off and let them play in front of nobody.” https://youtu.be/5GeJkeXW6pI Follow Warner Todd Huston on Facebook at: facebook.com/Warner.Todd.Huston.

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Adorable New Conservative Book with Anti-Trans Message Teaches Kids that ‘Elephants are Not Birds’

A new conservative children’s book is looking to keep the woke out of story time with a new anti-transgender theme.

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A new conservative children’s book is looking to keep the woke out of story time with a new anti-transgender theme. Brae Books has published its new book for the kiddos entitled, Elephants are Not Birds, that tells kids that you are what you are biologically. According to the website, Brave Books offers parents “a conservative alternative to the current cultural activism that our children are being taught in schools, in the entertainment they watch and the books they read.” Company CEO Trent Talbot said he was driven to create the new book line when he noticed that “that there is a real war going on for the hearts and minds of our kids. And everywhere I looked was propaganda,” the New York Post reported. Per the paper: An ophthalmologist by trade, Talbot pointed to Ibram X. Kendi’s picture book, “Antiracist Baby,” which urges parents and kids to “make equity a reality,” as content that needs a counterpoint. “Once my eyes were open I was seeing it everywhere and I couldn’t unsee it,” Talbot said. “I thought there was a need for books that could help parents teach the values they hold dear.” Brave Books’ first offering is called “Elephants are Not Birds,” the story of an elephant named Kevin who likes to sing, and then is convinced by a vulture — named Culture — that he warbles so well, he must actually be a bird. Brave Books also made the decision to to refuse to do business with Amazon.com and will sell their wares only on their website. The Post added: Other planned books include, “The Island of Free Ice Cream” by former OAN anchor Jack Posobiec, which will tackle Communism. The company is also courting Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas), to write “Fame, Blame, and the Raft of Shame” about…

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