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Judge rejects lawsuit against ‘intellectual freedom’ surveys on college campuses

TALLAHASSEE — A federal judge has tossed out a challenge to a controversial 2021 Florida law that includes requiring surveys about “intellectual freedom and viewpoint diversity” on state college and university campuses. Chief U.S. District Judge Mark Walker issued a 22-page decision Monday that said plaintiffs, including the United Faculty …

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Jury seated in Andrew Gillum’s trial

TALLAHASSEE — A federal jury was empaneled Monday in the trial of former Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, who was indicted last year on corruption charges including wire fraud and lying to federal investigators. Gillum, a former Tallahassee mayor, catapulted to rising-star status in Democratic circles as he campaigned …

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Students from Alachua County middle schools learn about government during sixth annual civics challenge

On Thursday, 50 students from middle schools across Alachua County competed in the sixth annual civics challenge at the Alachua County administrative offices. High Springs Community School, Kanapaha Middle School, Lincoln Middle School, Oak View Middle School and Westwood Middle School each sent two teams of five seventh grade students …

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The Point, April 14, 2023: DeSantis signs 6-week abortion ban

Subscribe to The Point, arriving in your inbox Monday through Friday at 8 a.m. The stories near you • WUFT News: Abortion rights activists lament six-week abortion ban approved by Florida Legislature. “Senate Bill 300, a bill sponsored by Sen. Erin Grall (R-Vero Beach), provides exceptions to the six-week ban for …

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