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‘Docs Versus Glocks’ Law Faces Key Court Test

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 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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Body Of Nebraska Boy Snatched By Gator Found In Disney Lagoon; Charges Against Parents Unlikely

An Orange County sheriff said charges are unlikely against a Nebraska couple, whose 2-year-old son was snatched off a Walt DisneyWorld beach by an alligator and dragged underwater. Divers found the body of Lane Graves Wednesday about 16 hours after authorities first got the call that a reptile had taken the boy from the water's edge at Seven Seas Lagoon despite his father's frantic attempt to save the child.

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