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Wilcox Drops Senate Bid, Backs Rubio

Orlando defense contractor Todd Wilcox dropped out of the race for the U.S. Senate on Friday, leaving only a single high-profile challenger in the path of Florida incumbent U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s bid for the Republican nomination Rubio’s main opponent — in what could be one of the nation’s most-watched …

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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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Pot Back In Political Spotlight In Florida

A Quinnipiac University poll last month found that nearly 90 percent of Florida voters support allowing adults to use medical marijuana. Numerous other surveys in Florida and across the country consistently show that a majority of voters endorse medical marijuana for sick and dying patients. Voters next November will almost certainly have the chance to decide whether Florida should legalize medical marijuana.

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John Lewis Visits UF, Speaks On Black Lives Matter

Congressman John Lewis, the only living member of the "Big 6" from the Civil Rights Movement, came to UF to talk about his work. Students and community members in attendance asked him questions about his life and his opinion on the new Black Lives Matter social media movement. Lewis encouraged the audience to continue fighting for equality.

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Who Are The Dream Defenders?

The Dream Defenders, including UF's Woodjerry Louis (above), have made headlines often since Trayvon Martin's 2012 shooting death and George Zimmerman's 2013 acquittal, but it's sometimes a faceless, nameless organization — until now.

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