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Florida Lawmakers File Anti-Gun Violence Legislation

Bold-lettered signs that read, “Stand up to the NRA”, “No NRA Money” and “Disarm Hate” floated above a crowd of Democratic legislators on the capitol’s fourth-floor rotunda on Tuesday. In a gun violence prevention press conference, freshman legislators unveiled proposed gun legislation for the upcoming session. It was organized in …

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Florida State Rep. Anika Omphroy Said Rep. Carlos Smith Bullied, Threatened Her

Updated: Feb. 12, 7:51 a.m.: House Speaker Jose Oliva has launched a workplace harassment investigation after newly elected Florida State Rep. Anika Omphroy, D-Lauderdale Lakes, wrote in an open letter Monday to the House Democratic Caucus  that she was “bullied, threatened and verbally assaulted” by Orlando Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith at an event over the …

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Florida Senate Considers New Ban On Police Releasing Photo, Audio, Video Of Mass Killings

Florida is considering prohibiting police from releasing audio, photographs or video of mass killings unless a court gives them permission. The measure would dramatically alter the way news organizations cover a modern scourge that has claimed scores of lives. 

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Florida Gators Break Ground On $65M Baseball Park

The University of Florida broke ground at midday for a $65 million baseball facility. It should be ready for the 2021 season and will be built on what used to be UF/IFAS research property on the southwest area of campus near Dizney Stadium.

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