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An examination room is seen at a women's reproductive health center that provides abortions in South Florida.
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January 29, 2020 - 9:13 pm
A bill that would require girls under the age of 18 have a parent's permission before having an abortion is set for a vote in the Florida Senate. Democrats failed on many attempts to amend the bill when it came before the full Senate on Wednesday. Among the Democrats' efforts was an amendment that...
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Pasco County Sheriff's office discovered wanted vehicle, but search continues for missing Amber Alert baby
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January 29, 2020 - 8:47 pm
Authorities in Florida say they have found the body of a man who matches the description of a father sought by police in a newborn baby's disappearance. The 1-week-old baby is still missing. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued an Amber Alert for the father and baby after three women...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2019 file photo, Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at pre-legislative news conference on in Tallahassee, Fla. The state of Florida is asking a U.S. appellate court in Georgia to set aside an earlier judge's ruling that allowed some impoverished felons to regain access to the ballot box, despite owing fines and other legal debts. The matter that will play out Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 before the Atlanta-based 11th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals is far from inconsequential because of the razor-thin margins that sometimes decide election contests in Florida, a perennial battleground state.(AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)
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January 28, 2020 - 7:16 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Lawyers for the electoral battleground state of Florida are asking a U.S. appellate court to set aside a ruling that let some impoverished felons regain access to the ballot box, despite owing fines and other legal debts. Florida Republicans, led by Gov. Ron DeSantis, argue...
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Florida Highway Patrol makes arrest on bus near Micanopy 1-16-20
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January 18, 2020 - 6:57 am
Officials say a murder suspect was arrested as he rode a Greyhound bus that was traveling north on Interstate 75. Police believed a bus passenger was wanted for murder. Troopers stopped the bus on Thursday south of Gainesville, boarded it and said Kristoff King's name. King surrendered to...
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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis
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January 15, 2020 - 8:18 am
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is calling for teacher raises, the eradication of Burmese pythons in the Everglades and a new law to force girls to get their parents' permission to get an abortion. The Republican governor delivered his State of the State speech Tuesday, laying out his goals for his...
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Attorney General William Barr speaks to reporters at the Justice Department in Washington, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, to announce results of an investigation of the shootings at the Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida. On Dec. 6, 2019, 21-year-old Saudi Air Force officer, 2nd Lt. Mohammed Alshamrani, opened fire at the naval base in Pensacola, killing three U.S. sailors and injuring eight other people. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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January 13, 2020 - 9:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. sent home 21 Saudi military students following an investigation into a deadly shooting last month by one of their fellow trainees at the Pensacola Naval Air Station, an attack that Attorney General William Barr said was an act of terrorism driven by some of the same...
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January 13, 2020 - 8:28 am
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is pursuing an agenda this year that builds on some of his successes in his first year in office, including education, the environment and immigration. The Republican governor wants to raise the minimum teacher salary to $47,500, which would cost the state $600 million. He...
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The Pensacola Naval Air Station main gate following a shooting on December 06, 2019 in Pensacola, Florida. The second shooting on a U.S. Naval Base in a week has left three dead plus the suspect and seven people wounded.
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January 12, 2020 - 5:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is preparing to remove more than a dozen Saudi military students from a training program and return them to their home country after an investigation into a deadly shooting by a Saudi aviation student at a Florida navy base last month, a U.S. official told The...
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Faith leaders pray with President Donald Trump during a rally for evangelical supporters at the King Jesus International Ministry church, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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January 03, 2020 - 7:00 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Highlighting his record on religious liberty, President Donald Trump on Friday worked to energize a group of evangelical supporters who make up an influential piece of his political base that could prove vital in battleground states. Trump spoke to more than 5,000 Christians, including...
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Now motorists in Florida can be ticketed if caught texting while driving
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January 02, 2020 - 7:28 am
You've been warned. Now motorists in Florida can be ticketed if caught texting while driving. The new law went into effect July 1, but law enforcement only handed out warnings for six months. Now, there are no more warnings. A first-time ticket for texting while driving will cost $30, plus court...
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