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Florida’s Bill Nelson welcomed back to U.S. Senate as NASA nominee

WASHINGTON — Former U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida returned to a familiar setting on Wednesday — the hearing room of the Senate panel that...

Biden calls for paid time off for vaccinations as U.S. hits 200 million goal

WASHINGTON — Federal and state officials now face trying to reach Americans unable or unwilling to get the COVID-19 vaccine, after meeting President Joe...

Gov. DeSantis mum on George Floyd verdict until he went on Fox News late...

In the hours following the guilty verdicts in the trial against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis kept his reaction...

What some GOP lawmakers really think about the unemployed: They’re lazy and don’t want...

State Rep. Anna Eskamani had heard enough. She and other House Democrats had been advocating for months — even before the Florida Legislature opened...
One Year Anniversary Parkland tragedy

Federal background checks on ammunition sales pushed by Democrats

WASHINGTON—Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida and Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut on Tuesday reintroduced legislation that would require instant background checks to prevent individuals with a...

Florida reacts to guilty verdicts in cop killing of George Floyd

The long-awaited verdicts -- guilty as charged -- in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin prompted swift reaction Tuesday from around the state of...

Controversial transgender athlete bill hits hurdle and may not survive the 2021 session

As the 2021 legislative session winds down, a controversial bill legislating how transgender athletes participate in school sports looks like it's not going to...

Chauvin verdict: Guilty on 3 charges in George Floyd’s death

The jury has spoken, and found Derek Chauvin guilty in the death of George Floyd.  The former Minneapolis police officer knelt on Floyd, who was handcuffed and...

On anniversary of Columbine massacre, Senate panel expands gun-carry rights in schools near churches

On the anniversary of the 1999 shooting massacre at Columbine High School, where 12 students and one teacher in Colorado were killed, Florida senators...

Chauvin case: Now it’s up to the jury

Both sides gave their final arguments to the jury Monday in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, with the prosecution imploring jurors to believe...

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