Vampire Weekend Release Live in Florida EP

Vampire Weekend has released a new live EP that will remind fans what it was like to go to a live show (since that obviously isn’t happening for a while).

Titled Live in Florida, the EP was recorded at a pair of the band’s show at St. Augustine Amphitheatre and at the James L. Knight Center in Miami, respectively.

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“Vampire Weekend has had a long and healthy relationship with the Florida music fan, and last summer’s Miami/St. Augustine run was no different,” drummer Chris Tomson said in a statement. “These shows were a little sticky in the August humidity but I had so much fun playing and the really great crowd vibes always help (especially, but not limited to, Nick from Orlando’s inspired assistance on A-Punk). These shows stayed with me like the pepper sauce from O’Steen’s

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10 Trader Joe’s spices and seasonings under $3 we can’t live without

The Spice Girls may no longer be together, but one stroll down the aisle at Trader Joe’s will certainly “Spice Up Your Life.”

With so many different shakers on the store’s well-stocked shelves, choosing between the myriad of seasonings at one of America’s favorite grocery stores can sometimes be a little overwhelming. Trader Joe’s not only offers the classics, like garlic salt and chili powder, but their versatile seasoning blends have become increasingly popular among home cooks looking for an easy way to quickly boost the flavor profile of any dish.

To help shoppers find the ideal spice blend to perk up their pantries, here are 10 of the best spices and seasonings we just can’t live without. And for less than $3 each, you won’t be able to either.

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Federal judge considers having ICE jails inspected by the court following live testimony

A Miami federal judge is considering having three South Florida immigration detention centers inspected by a court-appointed “fact-finder,” after detainees gave live, scathing testimonies Thursday about the deteriorating conditions behind bars as COVID-19 rapidly spreads.

During a virtual court hearing held Thursday via Zoom, U.S. District Judge Marcia G. Cooke told U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement that she would soon be deciding whether to assign a “special master” or “professional observer” with the aim of finding out if her court orders — which were designed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus — have actually been followed.

“You’re getting my drift here?” Cooke asked Dexter Lee, an assistant U.S. attorney representing ICE in an ongoing lawsuit seeking the release of detainees at the Krome Processing Center in Miami-Dade, the Broward Transitional Center in Pompano Beach and the Glades Detention Center in Moore Haven.

Lee said the agency would oppose the

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Bacteria live on our eyeballs — and understanding their role could help treat common eye diseases

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You may be familiar with the idea that your gut and skin are home to a collection of microbes – fungi, bacteria and viruses – that are vital for keeping you healthy. But did you know that your eyes also host a unique menagerie of microbes? Together, they’re called the eye microbiome. When these microbes are out of balance – too many or too few of certain types – eye diseases may emerge.

With a recent study showing bacteria live on the surface of the eye and stimulate protective immunity, scientists are beginning to discover the microbial factors that can be exploited to create innovative therapies for a range of eye disorders like Dry Eye Disease, Sjogren’s Syndrome and corneal scarring. One day it may be possible to engineer bacteria

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