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Florida

  1. crime
    27 ‘Possible Graves’ Found at Notoriously Abusive Florida Boys’ SchoolOfficials have already unearthed 55 graves at Dozier School For Boys.
  2. vision 2020
    Trump May Freak Out Florida With Green Light for Offshore DrillingFlorida Republican elected officials fear Trump’s relationship with fossil-fuel industries could lead him to a politically disastrous decision.
  3. voting rights
    Andrew Gillum’s Next Campaign: Registering Voters in FloridaBoth Gillum and the Florida Democratic Party are aiming to register droves of voters, as the GOP focuses on limiting who can vote in 2020.
  4. ex-felon voting rights
    Florida GOP Readies Poll Tax to Nullify Ex-Felons’ Voting RightsFloridians voted to re-enfranchise the formerly incarcerated last fall. Republicans want to make them pay off all court fines and fees first.
  5. florida
    Florida Will Drop Solicitation Charges Against Robert Kraft If He Admits GuiltOffering to drop charges if Kraft admits he would have been found guilty has a tone of shaming, but could be due to a dubious use of warrants.
  6. power
    Florida Politician With Alleged ‘Habit of Licking Men’ ResignsNancy Oakley allegedly licked a city manager on his neck and face.
  7. true crime
    Inside an Extremely Bizarre, Extremely Florida Murder CaseA woman is on trial for the death of her husband, who was initially thought to be eaten by gators.
  8. racism
    Ron DeSantis Didn’t Expunge His Record of Racism By Pardoning the Groveland FourFlorida’s governor is granting himself plausible deniability regarding racism by resolving a Jim Crow-era miscarriage of justice.
  9. crime
    Man Posed As Dead Wife for Over a Year to Cover Up Murder, Police Say“I feel betrayed and that I was played,” her sister told reporters.
  10. voting rights
    Ron DeSantis Doesn’t Sound Too Excited About Enfranchising VotersFlorida’s governor-elect appears to be preparing to drag his feet on the felon re-enfranchisement amendment which voters approved
  11. 2018 midterms
    Democratic Weakness Among Florida Latinos in 2018 a WarningA poor performance among Latinos cost Democrats the governorship and a Senate seat in this key battleground state. They’d better focus on it soon.
  12. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: What Happens If Americans Stop Trusting the System?Our fractured politics — and growing distrust by many of key institutions — suggest a burgeoning national crisis of political legitimacy.
  13. 2020 elections
    Should Democrats Focus On the Heartland or the Sunbelt in 2020?The midterm results don’t really dictate either approach, but a 2020 candidate might.
  14. 2018 midterms
    Overheated Machines, Deadlines, and Other News From the Latest Florida RecountA statewide machine recount is supposed to end on Thursday, followed by a hand recount that could upset apparent Republican victories.
  15. crime scene
    Extremely Florida Woman Attempts to Steal Live Lobster From RestaurantConsider the lobster bandit.
  16. crime scene
    Extremely Florida Woman Attempts to Steal Live Lobster From RestaurantConsider the lobster bandit.
  17. life after warming
    How Climate Change Has Turned Rainy Season Into Fire Season in CaliforniaThe California wildfires have unleashed unconscionable suffering. Climate change could make them ten times worse.
  18. 2018 midterms
    Florida Recounts Proceed Amid Wild GOP Claims of Election StealingFrom Florida to Washington, Republicans are making some pretty lurid accusations about recounts they were probably going to win anyway.
  19. rick scott
    Republicans Need to Stop Baselessly Accusing Democrats of Stealing ElectionsRepublicans have cause for accusing Broward County of incompetence — but none for accusing “liberals” of trying to steal an election.
  20. florida recount
    Rubio: Democrats Are Trying to Steal Florida Elections by Counting All the VotesThe Republican senator argues that Democrats are illegitimately trying to steal elections in Florida by insisting on a legally mandated recount.
  21. vision 2020
    There’s a New Electoral Map in TownPost-midterms, Democrats are looking over the new contours of the presidential map as they figure out where to take on Trump in 2020.
  22. voting rights
    Florida Passes Amendment Restoring Voting Rights to 1.5 Million FelonsThe passage of Amendment 4 spares former felons from an invasive, complicated hearing process, and could give Democrats a significant 2020 boost.
  23. 2018 midterms
    Florida Passes Amendment Restoring Voting Rights to 1.5 Million FelonsThe passage of Amendment 4 spares former felons from an invasive, complicated hearing process, and could give Democrats a significant 2020 boost.
  24. race
    Ron DeSantis’s Lies Tying Andrew Gillum to Crime Have a Long HistoryThe Florida governor’s race has become a showcase for age-old myths about blackness and crime.
  25. the people's president
    Rihanna Makes Another Big Political EndorsementShe threw her support behind Andrew Gillum’s governor campaign in an Instagram post.
  26. 2018 midterms
    Andrew Gillum, Model CandidateThe Democrats’ gubernatorial nominee in Florida is a high-stakes bet on what the future of American politics looks like.
  27. politics
    Focus Moves to Florida in Explosive Device InvestigationSeveral packages are believed to have passed through South Florida’s largest mail processing facility.
  28. crime
    Two Middle-School Girls Planned to Kill Kids, Drink Their Blood: Police SayThey also planned to kill themselves in hopes to be “worse sinners” and “go to hell so they could be with Satan.”
  29. 2018 midterms
    First Early Voting Numbers Are Big. But It’s Not Clear What They Mean Yet.We could see historic levels of early voting, and of midterm voting — but it’s still not clear which party will benefit.
  30. 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.”
  31. 2018 midterms
    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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 2018 elections
    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.
  37. florida
    Florida Restaurant Forced to Cancel ‘Monkey Mondays’ After Monkey Bites ChildNothing gold can stay.
  38. 2018 primaries
    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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.”
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. There Is No ‘Epidemic of Mass School Shootings’And it’s dangerous for progressives to suggest otherwise.
  45. Armed Officer at Stoneman Douglas Didn’t Enter School During Shooting“He never went in,” Sheriff Scott Israel said.
  46. stoneman shooting
    Students Across Florida Are Protesting for Gun Control TodayStudents have had enough.
  47. 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.
  48. stoneman shooting
    Florida Shooting Suspect Reportedly Threatened to Kill His Ex’s New BoyfriendAccording to three students who spoke to BuzzFeed News.
  49. stoneman shooting
    Florida Students Protest After Stoneman Douglas Shooting“We are angry and we want safety for our children.”
  50. 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.
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