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August 26, 2018 - 3:31 pm
JACKSONVILLE (AP) — A gunman opened fire Sunday at an online video game tournament that was being livestreamed from a Florida shopping and entertainment mall, killing two people and then fatally shooting himself in an attack that sent several others to hospitals, authorities said. Jacksonville...
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August 09, 2018 - 7:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida officials want more information from the U.S. Senate supporting claims made by Sen. Bill Nelson that Russian operatives have penetrated some of his state's election systems. Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner sent a letter requesting the information Thursday to Sen...
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August 09, 2018 - 8:45 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam exchanged insults and name calling Wednesday in their final debate before Florida's Republican primary for governor, as Putnam tried to regain momentum lost after President Donald Trump endorsed DeSantis...
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Dreamstime
August 04, 2018 - 6:58 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Democratic legislators are using an obscure state law to try to force the Republican-controlled Legislature to repeal the state's contentious "stand your ground law." Democrats asked Secretary of State Ken Detzner to officially poll legislators on whether they would...
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August 01, 2018 - 7:50 am
TAMPA (ABC) -- Hitting the campaign trail Tuesday in the Sunshine State, President Donald Trump touted the economy, discussed his attempts at diplomacy with North Korea and patted himself on the back for his decision to remove the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord. Trump traveled to Tampa, Florida...
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July 31, 2018 - 6:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is diving deep into Florida's Republican politics, joining his preferred candidate for governor in a competitive primary. Trump is holding a rally in Tampa on Tuesday in a show of force for congressman Ron DeSantis, who faces off against state Agriculture...
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July 26, 2018 - 7:22 am
FORT LAUDERDALE (AP) — News organizations are entitled to obtain surveillance video showing the law enforcement response to the Valentine's Day mass shooting that killed 17 people at a Florida high school, an appeals court ruled Wednesday. The 4th District Court of Appeal upheld a lower court's...
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July 03, 2018 - 7:46 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's largest teacher's union is suing to try to block implementation of a new law that it says unfairly targets education labor organizations. The law took effect Sunday. It was a massive education bill signed by Republican Gov. Rick Scott in March. While part of the...
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June 29, 2018 - 6:36 am
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam made jabs at U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis over time the congressman has spent in Washington, D.C., instead of in Florida on Thursday night during a live-televised debate that covered immigration, shootings and the potential for a trade...
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June 27, 2018 - 5:42 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's governor is cheering and his Georgia counterpart is digging in for a fight after the U.S. Supreme Court allowed Florida to press its case in a decades-long battle between the two states over a river that serves them both. The justices' 5-4 ruling Wednesday...
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