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Two companies behind collapsed $14 million Florida pedestrian bridge also built other collapsed bridges: report

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Two companies which build a “first-of-its-kind pedestrian bridge” which collapsed at Florida International University have recently been accused of unsafe practices. One even built another collapsed bridge, reports Miami New Times.

First responders are still trying to rescue people buried underneath the $14.2 million bridge over six lanes of busy traffic. Several have been reported dead already.

But according to New Times, two companies involved in the FIU bridge have faced lawsuits regarding other collapsed bridges.

South Florida’s Munilla Construction Management, one of the companies that build the bridge, was accused of shoddy work at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood airport in a lawsuit filed just two weeks ago.

In that case, TSA worker Jose Perez says that a makeshift bridge erected by the company broke as he was walking on it on Oct. 20, 2016 .

“They built this makeshift bridge in the area where all the employees work, and it was poorly done. He fell and hurt himself really badly,” Perez’s lawyer told New Times. “He had multiple broken bones and damage to his spine … They did shoddy work.”

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Another company that partnered on the bridge, Tallahassee-based Figg, also had a bridge collapse while being built. That collapse happened in 2012, in Norfolk, Virginia. Four people were injured, the Virginian-Pilot reported, and officials there said the company was “fortunate” that no one was killed.

Videos of the collapsed bridge being constructed, and immediately after the collapse, are below.

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Pentagon gives senators classified briefing on UFOs reported by the Navy

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While it might sound like something out of "The X-Files," Navy pilots have been seeing UFOs, and U.S. Senators now want to know what's happening.

According to Politico, three more senators met with Pentagon officials for a classified briefing Wednesday about encounters pilots are having with unidentified aircraft. It seems the Pentagon is getting more and more requests by officials with high clearances to figure out what's happening.

The crafts are, at their most basic, nothing more than "unidentified aircraft," and while it isn't likely they're little green men, there are some senators who might have concerns about whether these UFOs are actually a foreign adversary.

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Wall Street Journal issues blistering editorial asking Trump what the point is of a second term

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In a blistering editorial, the Wall Street Journal is asking President Donald Trump what the point of a second term is since he hasn't done anything in his first term.

During his rally in Orlando Tuesday, Trump repeated the same tired lines and same tired policies from 2016. The "Promises Made, Promises Kept" slogan shown over the crowd, yet the supporters didn't understand the irony.

"The most striking fact of his speech was how backward looking it was," the editorial board said. "Every incumbent needs to remind voters of his record, Mr. Trump more than most because the media are so hostile."

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‘Crosses a line’: New York Times publisher unleashes on Trump for accusing paper of ‘treason’

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On Wednesday, New York Times publisher A. G. Sulzberger wrote a blistering editorial in the Wall Street Journal, saying that President Donald Trump's latest attack on his paper "crosses a line."

First it was the "the failing New York Times." Then "fake news." Then "enemy of the people," wrote Sulzberger. "President Trump's escalating attacks on The New York Times have paralleled his broader barrage on American media. He's gone from misrepresenting our business, to assaulting our integrity, to demonizing our journalists with a phrase that’s been used by generations of demagogues. Now the president has escalated his attacks even further, accusing the Times of a crime so grave it is punishable by death.

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