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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Police lured to Florida by Ron DeSantis' anti-vax attitude, signing bonus have shoddy resumes, checkered pasts

Posted By on Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 10:33 AM

New details are emerging about the newest dozen police officers lauded by Gov. Ron DeSantis for moving to central Florida from New York City to escape what the governor described as low morale and a lack of support from Democratic politicians there. The new hires include one previously fired...

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'Groveland Four' exonerated by Florida judge over 70 years after being falsely accused of rape

Posted By on Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 10:09 AM

A Central Florida judge on Monday exonerated Black men known as the “Groveland Four” who were accused of sexually assaulting a white woman in one of the most-notorious cases from the state's Jim Crow era. Lake County Circuit Court Administrative Judge Heidi Davis on Monday granted a motion filed...

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Monday, November 22, 2021

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis pushes gasoline tax relief plan due to high prices at pump

Posted By on Mon, Nov 22, 2021 at 5:13 PM

To confront inflation, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Monday he will ask lawmakers next year to temporarily “zero out” state gas taxes. Continuing to contrast his economic approach to the Biden White House, DeSantis said the approximately 25-cent-a-gallon “gas tax relief” proposal could save the average Florida family up to...

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Men's Closet hosting turkey giveaway, flag football tournament at Barnett Park tomorrow

Posted By on Mon, Nov 22, 2021 at 1:47 PM

Far from just a good cause, Orlando retail mainstay Men's Closet wants to show folks a good time. That's why they are hosting a free turkey giveaway as well as a flag football tournament and vendor market at Barnett Park tomorrow. Starting at 4 p.m., the folks behind the...

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Upcoming holiday events bring road closures in Winter Park in early December

Posted By on Mon, Nov 22, 2021 at 1:35 PM

The good news is that Christmas in the Park and a veritable boatload of festive events in Winter Park are almost upon us, the bad news is there are a lot of road closures upcoming during the first week of December. If you're rolling out to Christmas in the...

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Florida tops 61,000 COVID-19 deaths

Posted By on Mon, Nov 22, 2021 at 12:36 PM

More than 61,000 Florida residents have died of COVID-19 since the pandemic started in early 2020, according to a report released Friday by the state Department of Health. As of Thursday, 61,081 deaths had been reported. That was up from 60,697 a week earlier, though lags in reporting make...

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Texts reveal Publix heiress was major financier of Jan. 6 capitol riot

Posted By on Mon, Nov 22, 2021 at 12:23 PM

This story was originally published by ProPublica. Kimberly Guilfoyle, a top fundraiser for former President Donald Trump and the girlfriend of his son Donald Trump Jr., boasted to a GOP operative that she had raised $3 million for the rally that helped fuel the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. In...

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90 percent of Facebook's top posts following Kyle Rittenhouse verdict came from conservative sources

Posted By on Mon, Nov 22, 2021 at 11:47 AM

This article originally appeared at Raw Story. Last Friday, Cristiano Ronaldo's Facebook page had the most interactions in the world. "Let's chase what we are trying to achieve this season!" he exclaimed. The Portuguese soccer star's post, however, was an island in a partisan sea. The next six most...

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Judge rejects Florida's request to block vaccine mandate for healthcare workers

Posted By on Mon, Nov 22, 2021 at 10:33 AM

A federal judge has quickly rejected Florida’s request to block a Biden administration requirement that workers at hospitals, nursing homes and other health-care providers be vaccinated against COVID-19. U.S. District Judge M. Casey Rodgers issued an 11-page order Saturday denying a motion by Attorney General Ashley Moody for a...

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Friday, November 19, 2021

Florida legislator calls for creation of 'Kyle Rittenhouse Day' following not guilty verdict

Posted By on Fri, Nov 19, 2021 at 2:05 PM

Congressional cretin and Donald J. Trump remora Anthony Sabatini can be counted on to have the worst opinion on just about anything. The news that a jury found Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty on all charges following a sham trial is no exception. After the news broke that Rittenhouse would...

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