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Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech

Here is the text of Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic "I have a dream" speech, which changed the conversation of our nation and inspired generations. He delivered it in 1963 in Washington, D.C.:I am...

State capitals, including Tallahassee, are bracing for potential violence on Sunday

Update: A small number of counter-protesters showed up outside the Florida Capitol complex at around 2 p.m. but expressed surprise at the lack of people protesting Donald Trump's election defeat.“You were brainwashed by a...

An important update on our story about a troubling new strain of COVID; the public needs to know

Following a Phoenix story about why Florida state officials haven't been alerting the public, here's an update from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:A new more, transmissible COVID-19 variant could become the...

Biden pledges massive vaccine uptick as states struggle with confusion over dosage numbers

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden on Friday sketched out his proposal for overhauling the country’s slow and uneven effort to vaccinate Americans against COVID-19, pledging to open more centers for administering those shots, boost the...

FBI arrests ‘anarchist’ said to have plotted attack on Trump gatherings in Tallahassee

Update: Near 7:30 p.m., Gov. Ron DeSantis by executive order activated the Florida National Guard to work with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to bolster security at the Capitol complex through Jan. 24.Federal...

More than 21,000 Guard members from across the country are headed to D.C., and numbers may grow

WASHINGTON — Wednesday’s presidential inauguration ceremony may have a scaled-down audience due to the pandemic, but the security presence on hand to ensure it goes smoothly will be supersized.At least 21,000 National Guard men...

After sexual abuse allegations against female inmates at FL women’s prison, Lowell warden still on the job

Nearly three weeks after Democratic state Sen. Janet Cruz called for the immediate resignation of Lowell Correctional Institution's warden Stephen Rossiter, no action has been taken to remove Rossiter — despite multiple allegations of...

Pennsylvania congressman pushes criminal investigation of Trump for Capitol attack

WASHINGTON—A Pennsylvania Democrat filed a resolution Thursday directing the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation against President Donald Trump once he leaves office, on charges that Trump incited a mob to storm the U.S. Capitol.Rep....

With state officials mum, Floridians aren’t being told about a public health threat: A troubling new COVID strain

On New Year’s Eve, a more contagious strain of COVID-19 that first appeared in the United Kingdom emerged in Florida, with the state health department tweeting information on Florida's first case.That one case –...

Biden rolls out $1.9 trillion emergency package to battle pandemic and economic crises

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden is calling on Congress to approve a sweeping package for economic and pandemic relief with a price tag twice that of the emergency aid passed in December after months...
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FL Capitol is not the most likely of targets, but authorities are on alert for potential violence

Capitol authorities in Tallahassee say they don't know if protesters will gather in large numbers in coming days or how they intend to behave, but Florida lawmakers are leaving town — having completed their...

Gov. DeSantis promises to abide by two-dose guideline for COVID-19 vaccine

Gov. Ron DeSantis has reaffirmed the state’s commitment to administering both of the recommended two doses of the Pfizer and Moderna coronavirus vaccines.In a written statement issued by his office Thursday, the governor reemphasized...

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