The Point, Jan. 7, 2020: ‘It Skewed My Trust in People’: Former Gainesville Boy Scout One Of 8 To File Sex-Abuse Lawsuit


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Today’s top Florida stories

• All Marlene Oliver knows for sure is it’s best to try to “love thy neighbor.” Recently, the Honduran immigrant who lives in Jonesville has wavered on her allegiance to President Donald Trump; while she grapples, she delivers Bible verses to students on the University of Florida campus. (WUFT News)

• Miami Herald ($): Boy Scout sex-abuse suit involving Floridian could open floodgates for more victim claims

• WFSU: The Key Issues Entering The 2020 Florida Legislative Session

• Pensacola News Journal ($): Florida moves forward with CBD regulations that went into effect Jan. 1

• Florida Politics: Mike Pence coming to Wimauma, Kissimmee for reelection campaign rallies

• Politico: Bloomberg bets early — and big — on Florida

• Tampa Bay Times ($): No O.J. for you! Florida’s welcome centers aren’t so welcoming without free juice

• TCPalm ($): Florida panther road kills, overall deaths down in 2019

• Bay News 9: Citrus County to Receive Over $500K in Grant Funding for Sewer Main Upgrades

• Florida Times-Union ($): JEA board will meet Tuesday about terms of Zahn dismissal 

• Sun Sentinel ($): Fort Lauderdale reveals amount of sewage spilled in December: 126.9 million gallons

• Sarasota Herald-Tribune ($): Locals to push for Sarasota County LGBTQ anti-discrimination ordinance

• Palm Beach Post ($): First lady named Woman of Distinction

• FLKeysNews ($): A boater threw something overboard. The Coast Guard found it, and now there’s trouble.

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• World: Students In India Protest After University Attacked By Masked Assailants

• Politics: John Bolton Now Says He Is Willing To Testify In Senate Impeachment Trial

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