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U.S. Senate confirms Vilsack for a second stint as Agriculture Secretary; FL’s U.S. senators...

WASHINGTON—The Senate on Tuesday in a 92-7 vote confirmed former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack to run the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a second...

Three Floridians connected to “Oath Keepers” charged in federal court over Jan. 6 Capitol...

Three Florida residents associated with a group known as the “Oath Keepers” have been arrested and charged in federal court for "conspiring" to disrupt...

FL Legislature 2021: Top corrections chief says state prison system is in crisis and...

In an alarming portrait of Florida's prisons, state Department of Corrections Secretary Mark Inch recently warned lawmakers that the system is woefully understaffed and...

Top Senate Democrat condemns governor’s plan to lower flags for firebrand Rush Limbaugh

Gov. Ron DeSantis told a GOP audience Friday morning that he would order state flags to be lowered to half-staff in honor of conservative...

Lawmaker and gun-rights activist Boebert objects to ban on guns in U.S. House committee...

WASHINGTON—A U.S. House of Representatives committee meeting devolved into taunts and lectures on Thursday when Republicans, including gun-loving U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert, objected to...

Feds ramp up emergency help for states hit by extreme weather; vaccine shipments impacted

WASHINGTON—White House officials said Thursday that they have been in close touch with governors in storm-stricken states including Louisiana and Kansas to extend emergency...

Vietnam vets ask Legislature to OK state site for Vietnam POW-MIA memorial

Nearly 60,000 Americans, including 1,954 Floridians named here, were killed in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia in the 1950s, 1960s,and 1970s during the Vietnam War.Another...

Biden backs reparations study, as House Dems push for commission

WASHINGTON—The White House on Wednesday indicated that President Joe Biden would support studying reparations for slavery, the same day that House Democrats held a...

Added COVID-19 testing on the way with $1.6B from the Biden administration

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is directing $1.6 billion to bolster COVID-19 testing nationally, including money to expand testing in schools and homeless shelters, boost...

With school-related COVID cases rising in FL, Biden wants kids in brick-and-mortar classrooms

In five months time, from the fall to the second academic semester, Florida has totaled more than 65,000 COVID-19 cases related to K-12 public...

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