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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...

Despite barrage of pushback, state Senate committee narrowly approves controversial anti-protest...

Senate Democrats, one Republican and scores of witnesses who traveled from across the state of Florida waged an eight-hour fight Friday against anti-protest legislation...

Showdown: History repeats as Black Lives Matter supporters plan to protest...

Racial tension and partisan rancor coloring the 2021 Florida legislative session is likely to be on full view Friday, when civil-rights advocates and their...

Policing and voting: Republicans in FL Legislature and Democrats in Congress...

With Democrats now in control of Congress, lawmakers at the federal level are advancing policing reforms, expanding voting rights, requiring use of face masks...

Black lawmakers insist policing reforms to make FL safer for all...

Reforms making policing and policed communities safer “cannot wait,” Black Florida lawmakers said Tuesday in announcing measures they intend to push as a caucus...

FL Dems say DeSantis’ ‘anti-mob’ legislation is proof of ‘two Americas,’...

The insurrection in the U.S. Capitol Wednesday is further proof that the United States is a nation of “two Americas” in which Black citizens...

State prisons: FL lawmakers intensify calls for low-security inmate releases...

As COVID-19 spreads through Florida's state prisons, a group of lawmakers who have visited the prisons said it is increasingly urgent that state leaders...

Electric-vehicle bill picks up an odd passenger: fuel pipelines

A bill to build electric-vehicle charging stations on Florida highways has turned into a broader piece of legislation that alarms clean-energy advocates. The advocates fear...

State senator wants judge investigated over controversial contempt case

A state senator wants the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission to investigate a Palm Beach County circuit judge who sentenced a 21-year-old man to 10...

Florida sends too many juveniles to adult prisons. It’s no place...

Taylor Lawrance will celebrate her 19th birthday Saturday at the Florida Women’s Reception Center in Marion County. As inmate H48955, she will mark her next...

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