Friday, April 19, 2019

Federal judge says Florida prison system was 'deliberately indifferent' toward inmates with hepatitis C

Posted By on Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 8:35 PM

The state may have to pay millions of dollars more in treatment costs for inmates infected with hepatitis C, following a federal judge’s ruling Thursday that said prison officials have been “deliberately indifferent” in caring for thousands of inmates infected with the virus. The ruling could potentially cost the...

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Former Florida men are crowdfunding a Florida Man card game

Posted By on Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 4:29 PM

Florida Man, notorious for his nutty and illicit adventures, is now a card game. This Cards Against Humanity-style game uses headlines inspired by real Florida Man news stories and lets you fill in the blanks: "Florida Man breaks into home, steals (blank), poops on (blank), and falls asleep on...

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is coming to the Orlando Magic game tonight

Posted By on Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 11:42 AM

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is apparently a basketball fan, as he's preparing to attend the Orlando Magic's playoff game tonight, the governor's office announced. After a seven-year postseason drought, the Magic will face off against the Toronto Raptors tonight in Game 3 of the NBA Playoffs' opening round. DeSantis...

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis approves 8 new medical marijuana licenses

Posted By on Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 10:23 AM

State health officials are preparing to revamp the application process for medical-marijuana businesses, with the hope of issuing up to seven new licenses before the end of the year, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office told The News Service of Florida on Thursday. The state Office of Medical Marijuana Use is...

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

UCF students will strike for climate, environmental rights next week

Posted By on Thu, Apr 18, 2019 at 6:34 PM

On Monday, seven University of Central Florida student organizations will lead a strike against the university's administrators for failing to safeguard the student body and community's environmental futures. "Energy usage, social injustice, animal agriculture and overall human consumption are some of the main causes of climate change," the students...

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The FBI won't tell Florida officials which county election system may have been hacked by the Russians

Posted By and on Thu, Apr 18, 2019 at 6:22 PM

Florida officials say the FBI wouldn't immediately tell them which county election system may have been accessed by the Russians after a report from special counsel Robert Mueller said the federal agency suspected hackers breached "at least one" county's computer network. The Florida Department of State says it has "no...

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New report highlights 'dirty and dangerous risks' of offshore drilling in Florida

Posted By on Thu, Apr 18, 2019 at 1:49 PM

A report released this morning by the nonprofit ocean conservation group Oceana highlights the "dirty and dangerous" risks of the Trump administration's plans to move forward with offshore drilling. Late last year, the nonpartisan group and a number of eastern coastal states sued the Trump administration to stop airgun...

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Mueller report says the FBI suspects Russians hacked 'at least one' Florida county

Posted By on Thu, Apr 18, 2019 at 1:21 PM

The FBI suspects Russian hackers accessed "at least one" Florida county government's computer network through spearphishing emails, according to the recently released report from special counsel Robert Mueller. By the summer of 2016, Russia's foreign intelligence agency GRU sought access to state and local computer networks by "exploiting known software vulnerabilities...

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Florida lawmakers still want to give guns to classroom teachers

Posted By on Thu, Apr 18, 2019 at 11:21 AM

A little more than a year ago, the idea of allowing armed teachers in classrooms nearly scuttled school-safety legislation hurriedly crafted in the wake of the horrific mass shooting at a Parkland high school that left 17 students and staff members dead. But now, a sharply divided state Senate...

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Florida House passes bill forcing minors to get parental consent before abortion

Posted By on Thu, Apr 18, 2019 at 11:00 AM

In a proposal that likely would lead to another court battle over abortion, the Florida House late Wednesday approved a bill that would require minors to obtain parental consent before they could have abortions. Lawmakers debated the bill for more than three hours before voting 69-44 to pass the...

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