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Stuart Bee
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SKY News
November 30, 2020 - 7:20 am
The U.S. Coast Guard says a 62-year-old boater who had been missing since Friday has been found Sunday clinging to his capsized vessel off of Florida’s Atlantic coastline. The agency says it had been searching for signs of Stuart Bee and his 32-foot boat since he was reported missing on Friday. A...
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Abigail Previlon, 13, takes part in remote distance learning with her teacher Diane Gamse
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November 19, 2020 - 6:07 am
Members of the Florida Board of Education met in Tallahassee Wednesday to discuss suggestions made by school district superintendents to keep their students safe in the coming year amid the ongoing pandemic. Florida’s Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran said Wednesday that students will be...
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks before the arrival of U.S. President Donald Trump for his campaign event at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport on November 1, 2020 in Opa Locka, Florida.
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November 12, 2020 - 9:14 am
An “anti-mob” legislation drafted by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and aimed at police brutality protests would expand the state's Stand Your Ground law, a move critics say would allow bystanders to shoot and kill looters. DeSantis announced the proposal Tuesday, continuing his pledge from September to...
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Florida 3rd District winner Kat Cammack
SKY News
November 04, 2020 - 7:07 am
Republican Kat Cammack has won Florida’s U.S. House seat held by her former boss, retiring Florida Republican Rep. Ted Yoho. Cammack, 32, defeated Democrat Adam Christensen in the firmly conservative 3rd Congressional District that stretches from Clay and Putnam counties, to Alachua, Bradford and...
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Tirso Luis, left, Ana Paez, and German Pinelli, right, members of the band Los 3 de la Habana, pose for a photograph, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Miami. The Cuban artists, who sought asylum in the U.S., have composed a salsa song in support of Trump.
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SKY News
October 31, 2020 - 6:36 am
A Cuban salsa song is all the rage in Miami, where Cuban Americans form a powerful Republican voting bloc. You can hear it played by caravans of flag-waving GOP voters, offering a stark counterpoint to pandemic gloom. The lyric by the band “Los 3 de la Habana” says “Oh my God, I will vote for...
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President Trump and Joe Biden appeal to Florida voters
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SKY News
October 29, 2020 - 10:29 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Pressing against stiff headwinds from the pandemic, President Donald Trump steered toward what he hoped was safer political ground with the U.S. economy Thursday, as Democratic rival Joe Biden kept up his assault on Trump’s handling of the coronavirus. Campaigning hours apart in...
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Florida early voting through Oct. 31
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October 19, 2020 - 7:54 am
Florida begins in-person early voting in much of the state with the Trump campaign trying to cut into an early advantage Democrats have posted in mail-in votes in the key swing state. With its 29 electoral votes, Florida is crucial to both candidates but especially so for President Donald Trump. A...
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President Donald Trump speaks during his campaign event at the Orlando Sanford International Airport on October 12, 2020 in Sanford, Florida.
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October 13, 2020 - 7:19 am
Defiant as ever about the coronavirus, President Donald Trump has turned his first campaign rally since contracting COVID-19 into a full-throated defense of his handling of the pandemic. Trump joked Monday that he was healthy enough to plunge into the Florida crowd and give voters “a big fat kiss...
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis with Mark Levin on FOX News' 'Life Liberty & Levin' Sunday October 11, 2020
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SKY News
October 12, 2020 - 7:38 am
"You can't kneecap your own society and think you're going to successfully handle a pandemic," Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis told Fox News' "Life, Liberty & Levin" in an interview airing Sunday night. The Republican DeSantis has been harshly criticized by the mainstream media for his handling of...
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Vice President Mike Pence appears in The Villages October 10, 2020
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October 10, 2020 - 9:19 pm
Vice President Mike Pence focused heavily on religious freedom during a Saturday rally in The Villages, the nation’s largest retirement community, located in one of the most traditionally conservative sectors of the country. He addressed the confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett set to start...
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