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  1. gun violence
    Two Dead and at Least 20 Wounded in South Florida ShootingAccording to local police, a trio of shooters opened fire on a Hialeah banquet hall on Sunday.
  2. dress codes
    A Florida School Edited Girls’ Yearbook Photos for ‘Modesty’The images of at least 80 female students were conspicuously edited to conceal their chests and shoulders.
  3. joel greenberg
    Matt Gaetz Associate Pleads Guilty to Sex-Trafficking ChargeJoel Greenberg copped to six federal charges and vowed to cooperate with investigators. But that doesn’t mean his “wingman” in Congress is cooked.
  4. games
    States Are Starting to Fix the NCAA — For the Wrong ReasonsCompetition, not morality, is driving legislation that allows college athletes to make some money.
  5. politics
    DeSantis Signs Voting Restrictions Into Law in Fox News ‘Exclusive’The Florida governor turned the enactment of yet another restrictive Republican voting measure into a segment on Fox & Friends.
  6. crime
    Another Scheming High-School Mom Has Been ArrestedA Florida mother and daughter face up to 16 years in prison for allegedly conspiring to rig a homecoming election.
  7. crime
    A Florida Principal Was Filmed Paddling a 6-Year-Old StudentMelissa Carter is under investigation after a video showed her spanking a sobbing child with a paddle.
  8. politics
    New York Will Lose Seat in Congress Because 89 People Didn’t Fill Out the Census2020 census reapportionment data showed seven House seats changing hands, but a net gain of just three in states carried by Trump.
  9. conservatism
    GOP Stands Up to ‘Cancel Culture’ by Criminalizing DissentRepublicans believe that corporations opposing conservative causes undermines civil liberties, but governments criminalizing protest does not.
  10. florida
    Matt Gaetz’s Wingman Is Cooperating With the Feds: ReportJoel Greenberg reportedly told DOJ investigators that he and the Florida congressman gave women cash and gifts in exchange for sex.
  11. florida
    Matt Gaetz’s ‘Wingman’ Plans to Strike a Plea DealThe attorney of Gaetz’s associate Joel Greenberg told reporters he is “sure Matt Gaetz is not feeling very comfortable today.”
  12. voting rights
    The States Following Georgia’s Lead on Voter SuppressionSimilar voting restrictions could soon be enacted in key Republican-controlled states like Arizona, Florida, New Hampshire, and Texas.
  13. gop
    DOJ Investigation Focusing on Matt Gaetz’s Alleged Payments for Sex: ReportA new report states that Gaetz paid escorts for sex, taking ecstasy before doing so on at least one occasion.
  14. gop
    Matt Gaetz Under Investigation for Possible Relationship With a Minor: ReportDOJ looking into whether loudmouth Republican paid a teen girl to travel across state lines for sex, which would violate federal trafficking laws.
  15. voting rights
    Why Are Republicans Promoting Gratuitously Cruel Election Restrictions?Cracking down on food and water for voters standing in long lines is intended to be a cruel but effective way to reduce voting by Democrats.
  16. crime
    A Manatee Was Found With ‘Trump’ Scraped Into Its BackAuthorities are investigating the disfigurement, which is illegal under state and federal laws.
  17. power
    Florida Continues to Target a Top COVID-19 Data ScientistUnraveling the state’s case against Rebekah Jones, who says she was fired for refusing to manipulate coronavirus data.
  18. redistricting
    Democrats Face a Redistricting DisasterDemocrats missed many targets for flipping legislative chambers. Only the rise of independent commissions to draw maps is limiting the damage.
  19. politics
    Why ‘Socialism’ Killed Democrats in FloridaWhy an old line of attack found new success in 2020.
  20. 2020 elections
    2020 Was a Disaster for Democrats Trying to Take Over State HousesAn ambitious and expensive effort to bust up Republican power in the states fell flat.
  21. 2020 elections
    The 2000 Election Never EndedTwenty years ago, two candidates fought an unimaginably close, bitterly disputed election. Only one of them played to win. Lessons from Bush v. Gore.
  22. vision 2020
    The Perpetually Frustrated Dream of the South Turning BlueThere remain signs of optimism for long-suffering southern Democrats, but 2020 was in most respects bitterly disappointing.
  23. labor
    Florida Becomes Latest State to Pass a $15 Minimum WageIt will be raised annually through 2026 and then adjusted for inflation every year after.
  24. politics
    Democrats’ Other Fear in Florida? Biden Winds Up Like Al GoreIf it’s close, a recount would be armageddon compared to 2000.
  25. oh no
    Phil Collins’s Ex-Wife Is Allegedly Staging an Armed Occupation of His HomeIn a countersuit, the ex now accuses Collins of spying on her via secret hidden cameras.
  26. poll position
    Is the Bottom Beginning to Drop Out of the Trump Campaign?Some particularly bad polls for the incumbent have come out after his first debate with Biden and COVID-19 diagnosis.
  27. politics
    The #Resistance and the Retirement CommunityInside the Villages in Florida, where election tensions are at an all-time high.
  28. coronavirus
    Florida Will Allow Its Bars and Restaurants to Fully ReopenGovernor Ron DeSantis is over social distancing.
  29. ron desantis
    Ron DeSantis Is Risking Floridians’ Lives to Benefit TrumpThe governor’s sycophantic Trump relationship led to disastrous COVID outcomes, and now he’s pushing looser penalties for drivers who kill protesters.
  30. florida
    Bloomberg Helps Pay Fines of 32,000 Florida Ex-Felons So They Can VoteThe billionaire helped raise $16 million to pay fees of ex-felons so they can register to vote — despite a GOP-led law that functions as a poll tax.
  31. action item
    It Will Take You Two Minutes to Help Impact Florida ElectionsBy paying off fines and fees for voters with felony convictions.
  32. vision 2020
    Polls: Biden Maintains Electoral College Lead, But It’s FragilePolls show a slightly eroding Biden lead nationally, but he’s in great shape unless the margin falls below 3 percent.
  33. why though
    The Anti-Maskers Are at It AgainPer this harrowing footage of a “flash mob” staged at a Florida Target.
  34. vision 2020
    Bloomberg to Spend $100 Million to Help Biden Defeat Trump in FloridaThe billionaire is fulfilling a long-delayed vow with a major ad buy in a swing state pivotal to both campaigns.
  35. vision 2020
    Federal Appeals Court Slams Door on Reenfranchisement of Florida Ex-FelonsIn a case affecting over a million Floridians, the conservative court let the state undercut a ballot initiative restoring their voting rights.
  36. vision 2020
    Is the Rust Belt or the Sun Belt the Key Battleground Region in 2020?Less than two months from Election Day, the pivotal region for the campaigns to focus on is the same one that won it all for Trump in 2016.
  37. vision 2020
    Mail Ballot Requests Are Sky High, and They’re Largely From DemocratsExpectations that mail ballot requests will spike are being fulfilled, along with a partisan tilt in voting methods and a maybe a contested election.
  38. vision 2020
    Can Florida Save Us From a Contested Presidential Election?The Sunshine State is expected to report quickly on Election Night, and if Biden has won it, the odds of Trump credibly claiming victory go down.
  39. vision 2020
    Presidential Battleground States Change All the TimeOhio, Iowa, Colorado, and Virginia are recent battlegrounds that are no longer very competitive, while Florida and Wisconsin remain critical in 2020.
  40. florida
    Sheriff, Your Mustache Will Not Protect You from the CoronavirusIn more stupefying news, a law-enforcement official in Florida has banned masks from his office.
  41. vision 2020
    Trump Says Voting by Mail is Evil — Except in FloridaTrump executes a selective reversal by suggesting that voting by mail in Florida — but not in other states — is just fine.
  42. reopening
    ‘It’s Kind of Like You’re in an Alternate Reality’A Disney World attractions manager on trying to stay safe — and keep the “magic” alive — from behind a mask and face shield.
  43. coronavirus
    Florida Closes COVID-19 Response Center Following Its Own COVID OutbreakThe state’s pandemic response center closed its physical operation Thursday after 13 staffers reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus.
  44. voting rights
    Supreme Court Refuses to Come to Aid of Disenfranchised Ex-Felons in FloridaIn a case that could keep nearly a million otherwise qualified Floridians from voting, the Supreme Court chooses to look away.
  45. coronavirus
    Coronavirus Hot Spot States by the NumbersA rundown of states — like Arizona, Florida, and Texas — facing alarming summer outbreaks, including closures, caseloads, and hospitalizations.
  46. coronavirus
    Coronavirus Deaths Are Catching Up to the Case SurgeAs New York City has its first day in months without a COVID-19 death, the country’s new hot spots are seeing deaths spike.
  47. covid-19
    How’s Disney World’s Reopening Going?The self-proclaimed “happiest place on earth” is opening its gates amid a massive spike in COVID-19 cases.
  48. coronavirus
    Florida Sets New U.S. Record With Over 15,000 COVID-19 CasesThe previous record of 12,274 daily cases was set by New York on April 4.
  49. disney
    Florida Disney World Is Seriously Going to Reopen This WeekendIn the face of a massive COVID-19 surge in the state, Disney is plowing ahead with its plans.
  50. vision 2020
    GOP Senators Are Already Bailing From the Convention in Florida Next MonthFive Republican senators announced this week that they would skip the convention in Jacksonville, further revealing the uselessness of the event.
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