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Record numbers of U.S. women are making a bid for Congress

WASHINGTON — More women from across the nation are running for Congress this year than ever before, with Kansas leading the way in making history on the ballot.For the first time ever, there will...

Trump is ancient history. Kamala Harris is America as it is now | John L. Micek

If there is a more authentically American story than the one of U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, you’d have to make it up.This week, the California Democrat, the daughter of Jamaican and Indian immigrants, became...

Panhandle mother, in event with Gov. DeSantis, describes how ‘convalescent plasma’ saved her from COVID

Gail Murray was near death from COVID-19 in March when her doctors infused her with blood plasma, extracted from her son-in-law, containing coronavirus antibodies.“I was so sick that I knew and had pretty much...
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Poll of battleground states shows Biden leading Trump but also evidence of a coming dog fight

President Trump’s attempts to campaign on China and crime — as opposed to COVID-19 and the economy — don't seem to be catching fire, according to a Change Research survey of voters in six...

On FL’s Rainbow River, something nearly miraculous happened: A developer listened to reason

One of the most delightful ways to spend a summer day in Florida is to ride an inner tube down a spring-fed river.I’ve probably tubed down Marion County’s Rainbow River half a dozen times....

DeSantis, Corcoran praise opening of brick-and-mortar schools; teacher union fears spikes of COVID

Gov. Ron DeSantis continued his series of public addresses about COVID-19 Wednesday with a salute to at least a dozen Florida public school districts that reopened for in-person learning this week.He praised them for...

From masks to fewer kids in classes, one superintendent’s thoughts on the first days of school in a pandemic

In Florida's Hamilton County, straddling the Georgia line, School Supt. Rex Mitchell talks about his 41st first day of school in 2020-21, an extraordinary time because of the COVID-19 pandemic.He's prepared his brick-and-mortar schools...

Grim Reaper lawyer emerges with mobile billboard: ‘Killing Florida With His Stupidity,’ Ron DeathSantis

A truck is heading to various locations in the state capital of Tallahassee, with a mobile billboard that includes a provocative political statement about COVID-19: "Killing Florida With His Stupidity," Ron DeathSantis.Known as the...

Despite setbacks, FL’s Independent Party isn’t giving up yet: ‘We don’t want to give FL to Trump this year’

The past four years have not been kind to the Independent Party of Florida.Its bid for access to the 2020 ballot has hit a wall in the federal courts.The Independents now claim only 105,600...

Gov. DeSantis: Cancelling college football would be ‘short-circuiting the dreams’ of student athletes

Gov. Ron DeSantis called Tuesday for the college football season in Florida to proceed this fall, arguing that colleges can provide a safe environment for athletes to play notwithstanding fears among some student athletes...

FL seniors fear Trump’s payroll-tax cut could threaten Social Security

With billions of dollars of Social Security benefits flowing into Florida yearly, seniors are concerned about a presidential order to suspend payroll taxes that fund the social program.Dave Bruns, a spokesman for AARP Florida,...
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Confusion over which brick-and-mortar public schools in FL are opening

For sure, Martin County School District in southeast Florida opened school doors to students on Tuesday.But with constant fluctuation about starting dates during the COVID-19 pandemic, there's confusion on which public school districts are...

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