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USF will keep some undergrad education programs, but changes and cuts are still possible

After weeks of pushback, University of South Florida President Steven Currall announced Friday that the university will “continue offering carefully selected undergraduate degrees in education,” but also suggested that some program changes are likely...

Georgia election officials hope third time’s a charm as they ready for new recount

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger will soon announce when local elections offices will start counting the presidential race ballots for the third time.    Raffensperger said running each of the 5 million ballots through high-speed...

Newly elected Kat Cammack of FL will become youngest GOP woman in U.S. House of Representatives in 2021

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep.-elect Kat Cammack says she hadn’t thought about becoming involved in politics until her family lost its cattle ranch, which she says was the result of a poorly run federal program...

11th Circuit blocks South FL prohibitions on ‘conversion therapy’ for minors as unconstitutional

A divided panel of a federal appeals court has barred enforcement of ordinances in Boca Raton and Palm Beach County forbidding therapists to conduct “conversion therapy” to help minors change their sexual orientation, citing...

Coral reef restoration and other resilience projects win national funding

Florida has netted nearly $13 million in public-private grants from the National Coastal Resilience Fund for projects to restore or expand natural systems needed to protect coastlines from climate-induced sea-level rise and severe weather.Florida’s...
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Rick Scott announces COVID diagnosis following campaign appearance in GA Senate races

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott announced Friday that he is infected with the coronavirus and is working from his home in Naples while experiencing mild symptoms.The word came one week to the day after he...

Biden promises ‘no national shutdown’ despite surge in COVID-19

WASHINGTON —  President-elect Joe Biden pressed the urgent need for economic relief and a vaccine distribution plan for states and tribes following a video meeting Thursday with bipartisan leaders of the National Governors Association.But...

Georgia’s exhausting election recount reaffirms Biden’s track to electoral win

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger plans to certify the presidential election Friday after a recount of Georgia’s 5 million votes confirmed that President-elect Joe Biden narrowly edged out President Donald Trump. The painstaking ballot hand...

Florida and Colorado make the finalist list for Space Command HQ

The Air Force on Thursday named sites in Florida, Colorado and four other states finalists to permanently house the U.S. Space Command headquarters—a prize that would mean billions in federal defense spending for the...
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Biden’s Secretary of Education has yet to be announced. Who is still in the running?

A list of contenders to replace U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has been growing, from teacher union officials to urban school superintendents and other possible picks.Some names have been floating for awhile, but...

Gov. DeSantis shares plans to deliver COVID vaccines, but state will not mandate that Floridians take them

Florida hospitals should begin receiving vaccines targeting COVID-19 within three to six weeks, with the first doses dedicated to residents of long-term care facilities, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Thursday.That timeline is contingent upon approval...

Study: Florida is home to the nation’s most expensive hospitals

Florida hospitals charge more for their services than anywhere in the country, with seven of the 10 most expensive hospitals located in the Sunshine State, according to a study released this week by a...

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