In the News: Obama to Visit Orlando, Daytona Human-trafficking Sting, ACLU Files Same-sex Lawsuit, and Obama on Russia and Ukraine
Transcript: Obama Warns Russia of ‘Consequences’ on Ukraine – In a meeting with Ireland’s prime minister Enda Kenny this morning, President Obama said that he hopes to find a “diplomatic solution” regarding Russia and Ukraine. Washington Wire – WSJ
Obama to visit Orlando – President Obama is going back to Orlando Thursday for an “event on the economy,” according to a White House statement. Orlando Sentinel
ACLU Sues Florida Officials Over Recognition Of Same-Sex Marriages – The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Wednesday night challenging the state’s refusal to recognize same-sex marriages in other states. The lawsuit names Governor Rick Scott as a defendant, in addition to other officials. Florida Center for Investigative Reporting
Teen prostitute ‘Lola’ rescued in Daytona human-trafficking sting – A 17-year-old prostitute in Daytona Beach helped police arrest a woman on human sex-trafficking charges. She was arrested after meeting with an undercover detective and the girl at a hotel. The arrest was part of the city’s first human trafficking sting. Orlando Sentinel
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After four seasons as the head coach for the Florida Gators, Will Muschamp wins his last game in the Swamp, beating Eastern Kentucky 52-2.
University Park Neighborhood residents and other community members are urging the Gainesville City Commission to keep 8th Avenue as a two-lane road for safety reasons.
Local undocumented immigrants Luis and Patricia Soto are hoping to take their family on a vacation for the first time since their parents brought them to the U.S. as children now that President Obama’s executive order will allow them both to have temporary legal status.
A video roundup of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida.
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