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Around the state today
• President Donald Trump kicked off his reelection campaign in Orlando yesterday in front of thousands of supporters. Outside the arena, there were protests and counter-protests. (New York Times, WMFE)
• Three U.S. Representatives from Florida are among the dozens of co-sponsors of a bill that would begin to consider reparations for slavery. (Florida Phoenix)
• NPR News drills down on the state’s plan to allow the importing of prescription drugs from Canada as a means of lowering prices.
• Here’s what the Florida Agriculture Department has in mind so far for the state hemp program. (WFSU)
• Popular Science sums up exactly what caused last year’s widespread red tide issues and whether or not the problem could actually be stopped in the future.
• Suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel is working through his last chance at getting his job back. “I’m a hardworking, studious person who cares deeply about the community, and I know how incredibly serious it is,” he said at yesterday’s hearing. (Florida Politics)
• The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was in Miami Beach earlier this week to discuss how the state could help end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. (Sun Sentinel)
• The Atlantic explains why Harvard University rescinded its admission offer to Kyle Kashuv, an outspoken conservative student who survived last year’s Parkland shooting.
• If you have been seeking a 1940s cottage in St. Augustine, here’s your chance. You just have to help move it. (WJCT)