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Friday, February 16, 2018

A brief history of Gov. Rick Scott doing jack shit about Florida gun violence

Posted By on Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 6:45 PM

This afternoon, Florida Gov. Rick Scott called for the resignation of  FBI Director Christopher Wray after the agency said it failed to investigate a tip on the Parkland high school shooter. And while the FBI should probably shoulder some blame for not acting on that tip, Gov. Scott should...

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Florida shooter was member of high school rifle club that received grant from the NRA

Posted By on Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 4:53 PM

The 19-year-old who admitted to killing 17 people at a Florida high school this week was a member of an air-rifle marksmanship program that received a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation. Former members of the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High...

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Rick Scott calls on FBI director to resign after agency fails to investigate Parkland shooter tip

Posted By on Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 3:25 PM

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is calling on FBI Director Christopher Wray to resign after the agency said it failed to investigate a tip on the Parkland high school shooter. The FBI said earlier Friday that a person close to 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz contacted the agency's tipline on Jan. 5 to report...

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FBI failed to follow up on tip regarding Florida high school shooter's 'desire to kill'

Posted By on Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 2:59 PM

The FBI was warned last month that Nikolas Cruz had a "desire to kill people" and was at risk of committing a school shooting, but the agency failed to follow up on the tip. Weeks after that warning, authorities say Cruz took an Uber to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School...

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Robert Mueller charges Russians for holding pro-Trump rallies in Florida

Posted By on Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 2:41 PM

This afternoon Special Council Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russian nationals and three organizatioms for interfering with the U.S. election system, which includes organizing multiple pro-Trump rallies in Florida. Released today, the 37-page indictment points to Russian agents creating false online personas to hype Trump, bash GOP rivals (including Rubio and...

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Trump cancels trip to Orlando to visit site of South Florida school shooting

Posted By on Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 10:58 AM

The White House says President Donald Trump will no longer travel to Orlando today for a scheduled infrastructure event. Rather, Trump is “making plans” to visit the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, where 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz opened fire on students and faculty on Wednesday, killing 17 people...

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Florida officials say state should control process for restoring felons' voting rights

Posted By on Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Florida could permanently do away with the restoration of civil rights —- including the right to vote —- for ex-felons in response to a federal judge’s ruling that the voting-restoration process is unconstitutional, the state’s attorneys argued in court documents filed Monday. Siding with the voting-rights group Fair Elections...

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Florida House approves exceptions to proposed child marriage ban

Posted By on Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 7:00 AM

In what has become one of the high-profile issues of this year’s legislative session, the House on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed a bill that would prevent most minors from getting married in Florida. But the House would not go as far as the Senate, which has passed an outright ban...

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Here are the victims of the Parkland high school shooting

Posted By on Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 6:07 PM

[image-14] The names of the 17 people killed in the mass shooting Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have not been released by law enforcement officials. However, loved ones of the victims took to social media in commemoration of those who were lost in the senseless tragedy. The victims...

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Florida House lawmakers target second-trimester abortion procedure

Posted By on Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 4:58 PM

A bill that would restrict the most common type of second-trimester abortion is ready for a floor vote in the Florida House. In a 13-6 vote, the House Health & Human Services Committee on Thursday approved a bill (HB 1429) that would impose new restrictions on doctors performing dilation-and-evacuation...

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