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  1. emma gonzalez
    Emma Gonzalez Made an Actual PowerPoint to Sell Her Parents on Her Shaved Head“I strategically put pictures of bald women in there. My dad was laughing so hard the whole time he couldn’t even pay attention.”
  2. Hurricane Michael Threatens to Upend Florida ElectionsEven if Republicans don’t want to acknowledge that climate change is real, they have to deal with the political reality of more intense autumn storms.
  3. puerto rico
    Florida Republicans Scramble to Repudiate Trump Tweets on Maria Death TollThe president has thrown a stink bomb into Florida politics at the worst possible moment.
  4. andrew gillum
    Will Andrew Gillum’s Christian Progressive Running Mate Help Win Evangelicals?It’s not clear whether Gillum was doubling down or reaching out to evangelicals with his unconventional choice of Chris King as running-mate.
  5. crime
    Of Course This Dude Is Allegedly Involved in a Murder-for-Hire SchemeJoe Exotic, a zookeeper, allegedly tried to have the owner of a big cat sanctuary killed. Twice.
  6. stoneman douglas
    Will the Troubled Past of Nikolas Cruz’s Birth Mother Save His Life?Lawyers for the Parkland school shooter may have a new tactic to avoid the death penalty.
  7. If Gillum’s Coalition Shows Up in November, It Could Be a Game-ChangerFlorida’s Andrew Gillum seems to have gotten a lot of young and minority voters who don’t usually participate in midterms to show up.
  8. florida
    Florida Restaurant Forced to Cancel ‘Monkey Mondays’ After Monkey Bites ChildNothing gold can stay.
  9. Progressive Andrew Gillum Wins Florida Democratic Gubernatorial Primary in UpsetBernie Sanders–endorsed Gillum, who hopes to be Florida’s first black governor, will face Trump pick Ron DeSantis in a high-stakes general election.
  10. florida
    This Congressional Candidate Is More Than Just Her Alien Abduction, Okay?“It has nothing to do with what I have done. It happened when I was 7 years old,” Bettina Rodriguez Aguilar said.
  11. the gop
    GOP Candidate Teaches Kid How to ‘Build the Wall’ With Blocks in Disturbing AdHe also teaches a baby how to say “make America great again.”
  12. Florida Police Chief Told Cops to Arrest Random Black People to Boost StatsThe small-town police force in Biscayne Park targeted innocent black people for crimes they didn’t commit.
  13. Gunman Ranting About Trump Shot by Police at Trump Resort“Not saying terrorism; not discounting anything at this point,” Juan Perez, director of the Miami-Dade police, said.
  14. After Parkland, Florida Lawmakers Pass First Gun Control Bill in DecadesThe bill would raise the gun-buying age, create a three-day waiting period for most gun purchases, and give police more power to take guns away.
  15. There Is No ‘Epidemic of Mass School Shootings’And it’s dangerous for progressives to suggest otherwise.
  16. Armed Officer at Stoneman Douglas Didn’t Enter School During Shooting“He never went in,” Sheriff Scott Israel said.
  17. stoneman shooting
    Students Across Florida Are Protesting for Gun Control TodayStudents have had enough.
  18. Stoneman Douglas Students March for Gun Control in TallahasseeThey were joined by thousands of students marching in Washington, D.C., and other cities across the country.
  19. stoneman shooting
    Florida Shooting Suspect Reportedly Threatened to Kill His Ex’s New BoyfriendAccording to three students who spoke to BuzzFeed News.
  20. stoneman shooting
    Florida Students Protest After Stoneman Douglas Shooting“We are angry and we want safety for our children.”
  21. People Reported the Florida Shooter, Like Trump Asked. He Still Got a Gun.School officials, police, and even the FBI received repeated warnings about Nikolas Cruz, but they couldn’t legally prevent him from buying firearms.
  22. stoneman shooting
    The Students Who Died in the Florida School ShootingThe confirmed student victims of the Wednesday massacre in Parkland, Florida.
  23. Florida School Shooter Nikolas Cruz Linked to White Supremacist GroupPolice have not found a connection between Cruz and the hate group.
  24. Florida Shooting Suspect Reportedly Had Ties to White Nationalist GroupA leader of the Republic of Florida says Nikolas Cruz was connected to his group.
  25. stoneman shooting
    Stoneman Teacher: I Feel Like Our Government, Our Country Has Failed UsMelissa Falkowski told Anderson Cooper: “We could not have been more prepared for this situation, which is what makes it so frustrating.”
  26. stoneman shooting
    Everything We Know About the Florida School Shooting SuspectAt least 17 people were killed in a Wednesday school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
  27. stoneman shooting
    Messages of Rage and Pain From the Teens Who Survived the Florida ShootingStudents from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School took to Twitter to express themselves and find community.
  28. At Least 17 Dead in Florida School ShootingThe suspect, reported to be a former student, is in police custody.
  29. 17 Dead in Florida School Shooting, Former Student in Police CustodyThe suspect, a former student, is in police custody.
  30. crime
    Lana Del Rey Speaks Out After Kidnapping AttemptThe singer said she’s “doing fine,” after a man was arrested before one of her concerts for allegedly planning to kidnap her.
  31. An Initiative to Give Ex-Felons Voting Rights Could Remake F.L. Politics in 2020More than a million Floridians can’t vote because of felony criminal records. That could all change this November.
  32. crime
    Woman Accused of Dismembering Boyfriend Linked to Cold CaseThe body of another man was found in garbage bags along the Tomoka River in 2007.
  33. health concerns
    Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Resort Racked Up 15 More Food-Safety ViolationsWord of advice: Don’t eat the hot dogs.
  34. crime
    Wrong Woman Killed in Botched Love Triangle Murder-for-Hire PlotPolice say 42-year-old Janice Zengotita-Torres “lost her life for no reason.”
  35. Zinke Says Florida Got Offshore-Drilling Exemption Because Governor Asked NicelyNow the Interior secretary is being bombarded by not-so-polite requests from state lawmakers of both parties.
  36. scandals
    Two Florida State Senators Admit to Extramarital AffairThis is the latest sexual scandal to rock the Florida Capitol.
  37. Trump Just Let Florida Block Offshore Drilling. That’s a Scandal.At best, the decision to spare Florida (and only Florida) from offshore drilling is a political stunt. At worst, it’s a gift to Mar-a-Lago.
  38. huge tips
    These Crazy-High Tips Greatly Improved Christmas Eve for Restaurant WorkersAn NFL player tipped an entire Applebee’s, and five Waffle House workers walked away with $700 each.
  39. recommendations
    Chill Out With a Movie About Real-life MermaidsThe Spring, a short film about a Florida amusement park, offers an offbeat kind of mindfulness.
  40. florida
    Orlando Man Took ‘Large Quantity of Molly’ and Got Stranded on a FountainHe said he “wanted to go be with the swans because they don’t judge him.”
  41. Trump Pushes Moore, Celebrates Himself at Florida RallyHe also took the time to ridicule “the resistance.”
  42. How the Democrats Can Make Inroads in the SouthThe landscape is tough, but demographic change, voter-registration efforts, and a little luck could go a long way toward reviving southern Democrats.
  43. huh
    Meet the New Rachel DolezalJa Du, born Adam, says he’s transracial.
  44. true love
    Florida Man Faces Eviction Over His Beloved Pet Squirrel“Oh my God, I can’t imagine not being around her.”
  45. Florida Congressional Candidate Believes She Was Visited by AliensIt appears to have been a positive experience.
  46. ‘Full Frontal’s Miles Kahn Checks in on His Grandma in Florida: “People […]Here’s a fun segment from last night’s Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, where executive producer Miles Kahn visits his grandma in South Florida, […]
  47. hot cops
    Ladies Still Horny Despite HurricaneA picture of hot cops working during the storm has gone viral.
  48. A Weakened Irma Still Causes Major Flooding in Southeastern U.S.The U.S. death toll is up to 11, and 6.7 million people have lost power.
  49. the chain gang
    Florida Pizza Hut Threatens to Punish Workers Who Flee IrmaEmployees were given a 24-hour “grace period” to leave town.
  50. Irma’s Path Shifts to Southwest Florida, Catastrophic Storm Surge ExpectedIrma’s storm surge is expected to reach a life-threatening 10–15 feet above ground level in some areas on Sunday.
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