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What do face masks have to do with abortion rights? FL’s First District Court...

Abortion rights give women power to make decisions about their very lives and health. Mask mandates are public-health measures designed to curtail transmission of...
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Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom

During the spring legislative session, proponents generally took a secular approach to at least a minute of silence daily in public schools, saying the...

Teachers come under pressure as politicians, parents battle over ‘critical race theory’

WASHINGTON—Teachers from Tennessee to Iowa to Florida are swept up in a wave of outrage led by GOP politicians nationwide over how schools teach...
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49 innocent lives: Pulse Remembrance Day in Florida

Flags are at half-staff Saturday, from sunrise to sunset, commemorating the 49 lives lost and 53 wounded from the mass shooting at Orlando’s Pulse...

National rallies from educators planned Saturday, pledging to “teach the truth” about systemic racism

Educators across the nation will pledge to “Teach the Truth” in a national effort to combat legislative and policy moves to restrict how the...

Legislature poised to allow fantasy sports betting in principle, but not in fact —...

There won’t be legal online fantasy sports betting in Florida anytime soon — at least, it looks unlikely this year. Gov. Ron DeSantis and the...

Rally against gambling expansion at state Capitol: ‘Keep Florida family friendly. No Casinos!’

Carrying signs saying "No More Casinos!" and "This is All Unconstitutional!," about 100 Floridians trekked to the state Capitol Tuesday to protest a multi-billion...
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Massive 2021-22 state budget for FL approved: Pitfalls for some struggling families but major...

With the COVID-19 pandemic upending people's lives, many Florida families are struggling to make ends meet — hoping for financial relief to cope with...

Preempted again: Key West clean-water referenda may sink under cruise-ship legislation sent to governor

Clean-water referenda approved by Key West voters in November will be overturned under cruise-ship-friendly legislation approved in the Florida House and Senate and sent...

No mask needed outdoors if you’re vaccinated, except among crowds, CDC says

WASHINGTON — Fully vaccinated Americans do not need to wear a mask outdoors except in crowded settings, federal health officials said Tuesday as they updated...

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