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Florida Condo's Name Gets Tainted By Extremists

Florida Condo's Name Gets Tainted By Extremists
Posted August 26th, 2014 @ 3:00pm

  WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ A planned South Florida condo that shared its name with a group of Islamic extremists is getting a new identity.


  ISIS Downtown is a major development being built in West Palm Beach. ISIS is also one of the names for the al-Qaida splinter group behind the beheading of the American journalist James Foley.


  The Palm Beach Post reports the new building is now being called 3 Thirty Three Downtown.


  The developers haven't commented on the change. Tim Harris, the past president of the Realtor Association of the Palm Beaches, said the prior name had become ``scarily negative.''

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