Poll: Clinton Opens Lead In Florida

In this photo taken June 15, 2016, Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton  speaks in Hampton, Va. Clinton leads Republican Donald Trump by a margin of 47 percent to 39 percent in Florida's critical presidential contest, after being in a virtual deadlock last month, according to a poll released Tuesday by Quinnipiac University. . (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Getting a boost from independent voters and adding to her advantage among women, Democrat Hillary Clinton has opened an 8-point lead over Republican Donald Trump in Florida's critical presidential contest, a new poll shows. Clinton leads Trump by a margin of 47 percent to 39 percent in Florida, after being in a virtual deadlock last month, according to a poll released Tuesday by Quinnipiac University. Clinton led by 1 percentage point in a May 10 poll.

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‘Docs Versus Glocks’ Law Faces Key Court Test

A fourth-generation Glock 17. (Vitaly V. Kuzmin / (Creative Commons)

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, June 20, 2016 – Five years after Florida lawmakers passed what became known as the “docs v. glocks” law, a full federal appeals court will hear arguments Tuesday in a constitutional dispute that pits physicians against gun-rights advocates. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, meeting in Atlanta, will …

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Attorney General Tells Orlando’s Gays: ‘We Stand With You’

Attorney General Loretta Lynch, right, conducts a meeting with U.S. Attorney Lee Bentley, concerning the Pulse nightclub mass shooting at the U.S. Attorney's office, Tuesday, June 21, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Attorney General Loretta Lynch is visiting Orlando to meet with prosecutors, first responders and families of the victims of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The trip Tuesday comes as the Justice Department continues investigating the June 12 massacre at the Pulse nightclub, in which 49 people died and dozens were wounded. Federal investigators who have conducted hundreds of interviews haven't ruled out charges against others in connection with the shooting and say they're still trying to determine why Omar Mateen, who died in a gun battle with police, picked as his target a popular gay nightclub.

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