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Florida Man Planned to Blow up Target Stores to Lower Stock

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 17, 2017 at 11:30am 2/17/2017 at 11:30am

A Florida man faces federal charges because he wanted to blow up Target stores along the east coast in an attempt to lower stock prices. I am not kidding.

Federal authorities have charged Mark Charles Barnett, 48, “with possession or a possession of a destructive device affecting commerce by a previously convicted...

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FBI Arrests Wife of Orlando Nightclub Killer in San Francisco

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 16, 2017 at 1:00pm 1/16/2017 at 1:00pm

The FBI has arrested Noor Salman, the wife of Omar Mateen, who murdered 49 people at Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub.

A senior U.S. official told Fox News that the agency has “charged her in connection with the shooting rampage.”

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States Consider Legislation to Override Court Rulings

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 2:40pm 1/15/2017 at 2:40pm

The governments in Florida, Washington, and Alabama have begun to consider passing legislation that will allow it to overrule “certain state court decisions.” However, some have concerns over this due to separation of powers.

Florida GOP Rep. Julio Gonzalez filed two bills that gives the Florida government or the U.S. Congress the...

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Who were the victims in the Fort Lauderdale attack?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 9, 2017 at 10:00am 1/9/2017 at 10:00am

Details continue to come out about the Fort Lauderdale airport shooter, Esteban Santiago, who appears to have had a history of mental health problems and was under psychiatric care.

Slowly, information...

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What We Know About the Fort Lauderdale Shooter

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 12:30pm 1/7/2017 at 12:30pm

Mary wrote yesterday about the shooting at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood international airport that killed five and wounded eight others.  Details are now being released about the shooter, Esteban Santiago, and it appears that he had a history of mental health problems and was under psychiatric care.

The Broward County Sheriff’s office has...

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Multiple Fatalities in Shooting at Fort Lauderdale Airport

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 6, 2017 at 4:00pm 1/6/2017 at 4:00pm

Authorities have reported five fatalities and ight injuries in a shooting at the Fort Lauderdale airport. Officers arrested the lone suspect.

TSA has stated that an active shooter remains at the...

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VA Hospital Kept Dead Veteran’s Body in Shower for 9 Hours

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 1:00pm 12/13/2016 at 1:00pm

The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System in Tampa Bay, FL, left the dead body of a veteran in an unused for shower for nine hours before transporting it to the morgue. The Tampa Bay Times reported:

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Faux Science: Claim that homicides surged under Florida’s “Stand-Your-Ground” law

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 7:30pm 11/27/2016 at 7:30pm

The scientific journal JAMA Internal Medicine has published a paper utterly devoid of scientific or public policy merit, fraught with abject error and ignorance, and utterly lacking any arguable purpose other than to deceive gullible readers about the nature and merits of Florida’s Stand-Your-Ground law.

The JAMA study follows another supposedly scientific...

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College Republicans at U. Miami Spark Outrage With Sign: “Safe spaces are for children”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 7:30am 11/1/2016 at 7:30am
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The funny thing about this is that the people who were offended by the sign confirmed it to be true.

Red Alert Politics reported:

“Safe spaces are for children”: Liberals triggered by College Republicans’ sign

An effort by University of Miami College Republicans to protest the use of “safe spaces” on campus has drawn...

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Florida Officer Gives Himself a Citation for Running a Red Light

http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/officer-gives-himself-a-citation-for-running-red-light/341606707
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 2:30pm 10/30/2016 at 2:30pm
http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/officer-gives-himself-a-citation-for-running-red-light/341606707

With all the news of corruption and special treatment for . . . ahem, certain people, it’s nice to see a story about an honest person who takes responsibility for his actions . . . even especially when no one was looking.  A police officer in Haines City, Florid...

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As Florida Senate Race Heats Up, Democrats Move In to Back Murphy

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 5:30pm 10/29/2016 at 5:30pm
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/political-pulse/os-poll-rubio-murphy-hold-huge-leads-in-u-s-senate-primaries-20160825-story.html

The Florida Senate race is starting to look a lot like the presidential race, at least in terms of wildly fluctuating numbers amongst polls and significant changes reported almost daily.

Marco Rubio (R-FL) is running against newly-mined Democrat and Representative of Florida’s 18th district Patrick Murphy (D-FL), and the race currently stands...

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CBS Poll: Clinton, Trump Too Close for Comfort in Florida and Texas

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 24, 2016 at 10:00am 10/24/2016 at 10:00am

There is a possibility that Texas, a state typically owned by Republicans, could turn blue next month since Donald Trump only leads Hillary Clinton by three points. However, Clinton only leads Trump by three points in Florida. From CBS News:

The poll numbers show voters’ frustration about the dialogue in the race...

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Group Sues Florida Election Official After Medical Marijuana Left Off Ballot

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 21, 2016 at 5:30pm 10/21/2016 at 5:30pm

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) chapter in Florida has sued Broward County Supervisor of Elections Dr. Brenda Snipes after citizens said their mail in ballots did not include Amendment 2 to legalize medical marijuana:

It asked a county court judge to require that the elections office distribute...

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People Storm Out of Amy Schumer Show After She Insults Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 17, 2016 at 6:00pm 10/17/2016 at 6:00pm

Do you ever think Hollywood will ever learn that not everyone thinks the way they do? Yeah, neither do I. Well, in Tampa Bay, people booed and stormed out of Amy Schumer’s comedy show when she insulted Donald Trump, calling him an “orange, sexual-assaulting, fake-college-starting monster,” and called for more...

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Federal Judge Ends Florida’s “Obscene Disenfranchisement” Regarding Mail-in Ballots

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/election/article108687852.html
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 17, 2016 at 1:00pm 10/17/2016 at 1:00pm
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/election/article108687852.html

Instead of election officials rejecting mail in ballots because the signature does not match the one on file, U.S. District Judge Mark Walker ordered that Florida extend the same courtesy it extends to those who don’t sign their ballot at all: a chance to correct the problem.

The Miami Herald reports:

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Florida Supreme Court: Legislature’s re-write of death penalty law still unconstitutional

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 14, 2016 at 5:34pm 10/14/2016 at 5:34pm
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The problem with Florida’s death penalty began earlier this year when the Florida legislature rewrote the death penalty law in light of the Supreme Court ruling that its existing law was unconstitutional.  The rewrite was flawed and resulted in a challenge that resulted in today’s rulings that Florida’s death penalty is...

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Hurricane Matthew leaves at least 27 dead across 5 states

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 9:00am 10/11/2016 at 9:00am
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For four days, Hurricane Matthew hit the coast of the southeastern U.S.before weakening and veering out over the Atlantic Ocean.

So far, the storm has left at least 27 dead, over 1 million homes and businesses without power today, and billions of dollars in damage.

Matthew wreaked havoc in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina,...

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