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Clarence Singleton registers to vote at the Lee County Supervisor of Elections office in Fort Myers, Florida.
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February 20, 2020 - 6:15 am
A federal appeals court says Florida cannot bar felons who served their time from registering to vote simply because they have failed to pay all fines and fees stemming from their cases. A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a Tallahassee federal judge's...
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Judith Negron is interviewed at her home in Hialeah, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. Negron was serving 35 years at a Florida prison for health care fraud, conspiracy and money laundering when she was released Tuesday after President Donald Trump commuted her sentence. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
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February 19, 2020 - 4:23 pm
HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who got clemency from President Donald Trump while serving prison time for a $205 million Medicare fraud scam said Wednesday her case was brought to Trump's attention by a woman who herself got clemency at the urging of reality TV star Kim Kardashian West...
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February 18, 2020 - 7:10 am
Florida lawmakers are slowing down a move to give college athletes the right to profit from endorsement deals. That would give the NCAA more time to address the issue of compensation for the 450,000 athletes under its purview. The Florida Legislature appears on track to follow in the heels of...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, students hold their hands in the air as they are evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., after a shooter opened fire on the campus. A Florida law that allows judges to bar anyone deemed dangerous from possessing firearms has been used 3,500 times since its enactment after the 2018 high school massacre. An Associated Press analysis shows the law is being used unevenly around the state. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)
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February 14, 2020 - 11:49 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A 23-year-old man who posted on Facebook, “I don't know why I don't go on a killing spree." A West Palm Beach couple who shot up their home while high on cocaine. A 31-year-old Gulf Coast man who pointed a semiautomatic rifle at a motorcyclist. All four Florida...
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Pres. Donald Trump in White House
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SKY News
February 11, 2020 - 7:34 am
President Donald Trump has met with several family members of the victims of the 2018 school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Parents from the group Stand with Parkland were briefed on a new school safety clearinghouse website that was unveiled by the Trump administration. The website is intended to...
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The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said Gregory Timm has been charged with aggravated assault, criminal mischief and driving with a suspended license. According to witnesses, Timm drove a van through a tent where they were working to register voters.
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SKY News
February 09, 2020 - 9:37 am
The sheriff's office in Jacksonville says a man has been arrested for driving through a voter registration tent in Jacksonville. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said Sunday via Twitter that Gregory Timm has been charged with aggravated assault, criminal mischief and driving with a suspended...
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Trooper Joseph Bullock, 42, died in a shooting about 10:15 a.m. near Palm City Wednesday February 5, 2020.
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February 05, 2020 - 6:21 pm
A Florida Highway Patrol trooper died in a shooting Wednesday after stopping at an Interstate 95 rest stop to check on a disabled car, the agency said. A passing police officer from Riviera Beach fatally shot the suspect, whose name has not been released. Trooper Joseph Bullock, a 19-year veteran,...
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In this April 2016 photo provided by the United States Department of Agriculture, detector canine "Bello" works in a citrus orchard in Texas, searching for citrus greening disease, a bacteria that is spread by a tiny insect that feeds on citrus trees. (Gavin Poole/USDA via AP)
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February 03, 2020 - 9:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dog detectives might be able to help save ailing citrus groves, research published Monday suggests. Scientists trained dogs to sniff out a crop disease called citrus greening that has hit orange, lemon and grapefruit orchards in Florida, California and Texas. The dogs can detect...
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FILE - This Nov. 21, 2016, file photo, shows the Mar-a-Lago resort owned by President-elect Donald Trump in Palm Beach, Fla. There was an unspecified incident involving the Secret Service at Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, but authorities would not say Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, what happened. Palm Beach police records show officers were called to Mar-a-Lago on Monday night, Jan. 6, to assist the Secret Service but most of the report is redacted, including the name of the individual who was contacted. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
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January 31, 2020 - 4:36 pm
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A woman fleeing police smashed her SUV through two security checkpoints near Mar-a-Lago Friday in what authorities said were the actions of an “obviously impaired” driver but not an intentional attack on President Donald Trump's resort. She was later arrested at a nearby...
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SKY News
January 31, 2020 - 7:28 am
The Florida Senate and House are more than $1 billion apart in their proposed state budgets. Both chambers released their proposals Thursday. The Senate is seeking $92.8 billion for the fiscal year that begins July 1, while the House is proposing a spending plan just under $91.4 billion. The House...
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