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Sen. Nelson: "Foolish" to deny Russia targeting Florida

MONTICELLO, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, under fire from Florida's Republican governor, isn't backing down from comments that Russian operatives have penetrated some of his state's election systems ahead of this year's crucial election....

 

Florida's new gun law beset by critics across partisan lines

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The political and legal fallout from Florida Gov. Rick Scott's decision to sign a sweeping gun bill into law following a school massacre was nearly immediate as the National Rifle Association filed a lawsuit to stop it and...

 

Florida governor won't say whether he will sign gun bill

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Three weeks after the Parkland high school shooting, Florida Gov. Rick Scott has a gun-control bill on his desk that challenges the National Rifle Association but falls short of what the Republican and survivors of the...

 

Florida Legislature approves vouchers for bullied students

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida took steps Monday to set up the nation's first ever private school voucher program for bullied students under a sweeping education bill that the state's Legislature passed and sent to Gov. Rick Scott. The vote came...

 

Sheriff: School officer never went inside to confront gunman

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The armed officer on duty at the Florida school where a shooter killed 17 people never went inside to engage the gunman and has been placed under investigation, officials announced Thursday. The Valentine's Day shooting...

 

After school shooting, Florida leaders propose new gun laws

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Nine days after the Florida school shooting, Gov. Rick Scott and Republican legislators announced school safety and gun restriction proposals that would ban the sale of firearms to anyone under 21, but they differed on...

 

Angry teens swarm into Florida Capitol demand new gun laws

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A week after a shooter slaughtered 17 people in a Florida high school, thousands of protesters, including many angry teenagers, swarmed into the state capitol Wednesday, calling for changes to gun laws, a ban on...

 

Elderly deaths: Call for generators in Florida nursing homes

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — After 11 nursing home residents died in the sweltering heat of hurricane-induced power outages, Florida's nursing home industry is now on a collision course with Gov. Rick Scott. Days after Hurricane Irma ravaged the...

 

Beyonce, Tebow for prez? Invalid votes spiked in Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Beyonce, Tim Tebow or the Norse god Thor for prez? Those were some of Florida's more unusual picks for president this past election. And the number of Florida voters who didn't cast a vote for either Donald Trump, Hillary...

 

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