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Jeb Bush has launched his bid to become the Republican nominee for president.

In a video released hours ahead of his official launch in Miami, the former Florida governor has pledged to fix America.

Jeb Bush, 62, declared: “I’m ready to lead.”

The brother of ex-President George W. Bush and son of ex-President George H.W. Bush also promised to protect America’s most vulnerable and remove the barriers to social mobility.Jeb Bush launches White House 2016 campaign

However, doubts persist among conservatives in his party.

Early polling suggests that Jeb Bush has yet to dominate a wide field of Republican candidates.

In his latest video, entitled The Greatest Century, Jeb Bush strikes a very optimistic note, saying: “I see a great country on the verge of its greatest century, and I’m ready to lead.”

Although his campaign becomes official on June 15, it’s been no secret for many months and his team is well on the way to raising a $100 million war chest.

During a tour of Europe last week, Jeb Bush warned he would not waver from his core beliefs, even if some are unpopular in his party.

He said: “I’m not going to change who I am.

“I respect people who may not agree with me, but I’m not going to change my views because today someone has a view that’s different.”

In a separate video, called Making A Difference, Jeb Bush champions the rights of women, ethnic minorities and the disabled.

He says: “My core beliefs start with the premise that the most vulnerable in our society should be in the front of the line and not the back.

“What we need is new leadership that takes conservative principles and applies them so that people can rise up.”

Jeb Bush becomes the 11th Republican to declare, with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Florida Senator Marco Rubio among his biggest rivals.

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Miami has rejected David Beckham’s plan to build a soccer stadium on a city waterfront.

The city determined the proposed location next to a major basketball arena was “inappropriate”.

Former football player David Beckham has travelled to Miami frequently in recent months to launch a Major League Soccer (MLS) club.

David Beckham’s business group, Beckham Miami United, has said it will continue to pursue alternative locations.

Miami has rejected David Beckham's plan to build a soccer stadium on a city waterfront

Miami has rejected David Beckham’s plan to build a soccer stadium on a city waterfront

The group is required to finalize a stadium deal before it can win approval from MLS, the US professional soccer league, to open a club.

An earlier proposal for a waterfront stadium site also experienced local resistance from cruise lines.

Scrutiny of the deal rose sharply after the city provided $500 million in public funding to build a new stadium for the Miami Marlins baseball team.

Public anger over that deal is said to have contributed to a 2011 vote ousting the former Miami-Dade County mayor from office.

Beckham Miami United has agreed to finance a $250 million stadium – expected to seat an estimated 20,000 spectators – and pay rent on the publicly owned land.

David Beckham’s partners in the endeavor include British entrepreneur Simon Fuller and mobile phone services billionaire Marcelo Claure.

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Justin Bieber has been granted bail after appearing in a Miami court accused of racing and driving under the influence of alcohol, marijuana and prescription drugs.

Justin Bieber was pulled over by Miami Beach Police in the early hours of Thursday morning whilst driving his yellow Lamborghini

Justin Bieber was pulled over by Miami Beach Police in the early hours of Thursday morning whilst driving his yellow Lamborghini

Amateur footage shows the moment Justin Bieber, 19, was pulled over by Miami Beach Police in the early hours of Thursday morning whilst driving his yellow Lamborghini.

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Justin Bieber was released from a Miami jail on Thursday afternoon following his arrest hours earlier for DUI, driving with an expired license and resisting arrest.

As he walked out of the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center surrounded by police, Justin Bieber, 19, climbed atop his waiting SUV, sat down and waved to fans while putting on a brave face.

Clad in a black hoodie, sunglasses and the same baggy leather shorts he was wearing when he was busted for allegedly drag-racing in the wee hours of Thursday morning, Justin Bieber tried to look as unaffected as possible by the incident by acknowledging the looky-loos waiting outside the jail.

Justin Bieber walked out of the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center surrounded by police and climbed atop his waiting SUV

Justin Bieber walked out of the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center surrounded by police and climbed atop his waiting SUV

Justin Bieber’s swagger-laden stance upon his release echoed his smiley mugshot and reported bad attitude with the arresting officers. He reportedly asked one: “Why the **** are you doing this?”

But behind the scenes, it was apparently a different story.

According to People magazine, after a judge set his bond for $2,500 via a video link from jail, Justin Bieber broke down.

Wearing a red jail jumpsuit with the sleeves rolled up far enough to show off his tattoos, Justin Bieber was “crying his eyes out,” says a source.

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It may come as a surprise to see the Kardashian sisters coming to blows in the new trailer for their upcoming reality show Kourtney And Kim Take Miami.

For as fans of their original show Keeping Up With The Kardashians know, the only thing the girls like more than making and spending money is a bit of drama.

The sisters come to blows in the brief 30 second clip – although there’s no explanation as to why they are fighting.

With their hair flying around, Kim and Kourtney Kardashian are seen engaging in what can only be described as a cat fight.

The trailer promises more of the winning formula which has made the sisters such a hit with fans – with scenes featuring Kim and Kourtney Kardashian sunning themselves in bikinis, Khloe in the bath with husband Lamar Odom, and of course an explosive fight.

The trailer also shows the reality stars water skiing and drinking with pals.

Kim and Kourtney Kardashian are seen engaging in what can be described as a cat fight in their new reality show, Kourtney and Kim Take Miami

Kim and Kourtney Kardashian are seen engaging in what can be described as a cat fight in their new reality show, Kourtney and Kim Take Miami

Filming on the series has now wrapped, with the sisters heading back to Los Angeles for Christmas.

Kim Kardashian tweeted: “I am so glad to be home for the holidays!!

“I loved spending time in Miami but LA is my home and I am really looking forward to spending some quality time with my family.”

And she promised: “Our time in Miami has come to an end and I can’t wait to show you all what we got up to while we were down in Miami when the show premiers in January.”

Luckily for fans they don’t have long to wait – the new show is set to air on the U.S. in early January.

Meanwhile Kourtney Kardashian has been sharing her plans for the holidays.

She attends a huge family Christmas party thrown by her mother Kris Jenner every year, but she is keen to start her own traditions with boyfriend Scott Disick and their children Mason, three, and Penelope, five months, away from her wider family.

She said: “I think it’s important to continue some of the family traditions, like the Christmas party, but to make it my own with Scott and the kids as well.

“Last Christmas Eve, we all had our own friends over and decorated gingerbread men, I want to do that again this year.”

However, Kourtney Kardashian, 33, will still be heading to Kris Jenner’s party because of all the tasty treats which will be on offer.

She added: “At my mum’s party, she has so many different things to try. I eat a little bit of everything, but not so much that I feel guilty. Everything in moderation.”

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When Kim Kardashian plotted a move to Miami it seemed a given that she’d be settling into the exclusive South Beach area of the city.

But Kim Kardashian and her sisters have instead been forced to find a home in the unfashionable area of North Beach, after residents blocked their application to move to South Beach.

When the sisters tried to rent beach homes on Sunset Islands, De Lido Islands and on North Beach Road, their efforts were blocked by neighbors, Radaronline.com is reporting.

A local rule meant the Kardashians needed to get signatures from neighbors living within 500 feet of the three homes they wished to lease with a 90% approval rate.

South Beach residents refused to bend to Kardashian sisters’ wishes, undoubtedly fearing their placid streets being overrun by television crews and photographers and turning into a virtual circus.

So, while they are filming their show in South Beach, Kim, Kourtney and Khloe have had to settle for a 51,000-square-foot property within a gated community in North Miami Beach, which is nearly 14 miles away from their filming locations.

“The area is known for its hourly hotels, strip clubs and high crime rate,” a source told Radaronline.com.

“It’s a far-cry from their usual posh digs, with just a 7-Eleven and an abandoned old bank close by.”

 

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A woman from Miami found her father’s dead body inside a home he was trying to renovate and which contained at least 60,000 bees.

Miami Police are not sure whether the father, who has not been named, fell from a ladder or died as a result of bee stings after he was found in the upstairs bedroom of the home.

The woman said her father was renovating the house – which had been in the family since 1924 – so that she could move in.

When he couldn’t be reached his daughter went to the home and found his body.

“We’re not sure if he fell, had a medical condition or if it was bee stings,” Miami Fire Rescue Lt. Ignatius Carroll told Local 10.com.

“But you can imagine how devastating this was for her to find him.”

A woman from Miami found her father's dead body inside a home he was trying to renovate and which contained at least 60,000 bees

A woman from Miami found her father's dead body inside a home he was trying to renovate and which contained at least 60,000 bees

Willie Sklaroff, who runs a bee eradication company, said at least 60,000 bees were living in the walls of the home and were disturbed during the renovation process.

Willie Sklaroff said: “He probably opened up the hole and was gonna fog it and what happened is that the bees probably came out, scared him and he fell off the chair.

He said he will return at another time to remove all of the bees.

Willie Sklaroff said by the sounds and the number of holes in the wall there are probably more than 60,000 there.

Neighbours described the victim as a “really nice person and a kind soul”.

 

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Marc Anthony seemed to crack under the emotion when he ended up weeping live on stage in Miami and cried when his fans sang him happy birthday.

Marc Anthony, who turned 43 on September 16, soon composed himself, and gave a trademark blisteringly passionate performance for his fans.

Marc Anthony in tears on stage of Miami

Marc Anthony in tears on stage of Miami

The latino singer performed mostly in Spanish, but still managed to keep the enthusiastic audience on their feet all night.

At one point Marc Anthony again hinted at his recent heartache after the breakup of his marriage, he introduced his suffering in love song Until I Met You, Hasta Que Te Conoci, and called it “complicated”.

Visibly touched, Marc Anthony has thanked the crowd for “all your love and support, especially this year; it means a lot to me.”

Later in the evening, his teenage daughter Ariana presented him with a three-tier, black and white birthday cake, while the crowd serenaded him once again.

Marc Anthony said: “Who in the world could say they’re spending their birthday like this? I’m a very lucky man.”

But Marc Anthony did not stop there, as around midnight he went to a private birthday party at Club 50 inside Miami’s Viceroy Hotel with around 150 close friends.

Marc Anthony and daughter Ariana at his birthday party

Marc Anthony and daughter Ariana at his birthday party

 

When Marc Anthony was asked what he wished for as he was blowing out the candles, he cryptically replied that he “already had his wish.”

However, Marc turned out to be a bit of a party lightweight as after telling chums he was issuing an “executive order to stay, drink as much as you can and party all night,” he slunk off to get some rest before the rest of his weekend concerts.

But before he left Marc Anthony added: “I feel like I am home, thanks for showing up. It’s mind-boggling.”

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