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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. coronavirus
    Florida Schools Ordered to Reopen in August and Offer Full-Time InstructionSchools will still be allowed to offer online learning, but in-person classes must be available for all who want it.
  12. coronavirus
    Who Is Getting the Coronavirus in America Now?Young people are driving the surge in cases across the U.S., but they’re not the only ones getting infected.
  13. coronavirus
    The Failed U.S. Reopening Has Served Up a Feast for the CoronavirusThe second peak of America’s coronavirus crisis has begun, and once again there is no end in sight.
  14. vision 2020
    Trump Puts the Fear of the Coronavirus Into JacksonvilleThe city to which the president moved his big convention celebration isn’t entirely happy about the risk to public health it poses.
  15. coronavirus
    16 Friends Tested Positive for Coronavirus After One Night OutA health-care worker says she and 15 of her friends all got sick after going to an Irish pub in Jacksonville, Florida.
  16. florida man
    Trump’s Voter Registration Mistake Is What He’d Call FraudHe had to correct his Florida voter registration after initially listing the White House, which is not in Florida, as his “legal residence.”
  17. voting rights
    Federal Judge Overrules GOP Poll Tax for Ex-Felons in FloridaA federal judge ruled that the GOP-led effort prohibiting some ex-felons from voting because they could not afford to pay fines was unconstitutional.
  18. vision 2020
    Biden Needs Latinos for Any Raid on Sun Belt Red StatesThis is one minority group with which Joe Biden’s name is not golden.
  19. florida man
    Don’t Overthink Ron DeSantisThe Florida governor’s tenure teaches us about sycophancy, ineptitude, and reactionary politics.
  20. florida
    Protesters Inadvertently Prove They Can Work Out AnywhereDemonstrators in Florida demanded gyms be reopened by … doing squats on the sidewalk.
  21. coronavirus stimulus
    Republican-Run States Are Hurting For Money, TooTrump’s claims that only Democratic states need federal assistance are undermining his own party’s stimulus efforts.
  22. coronavirus
    Flying Blind Without Testing, GOP Governors Reopen Businesses in the SouthBusinesses in Georgia, Tennessee, and South Carolina will soon reopen, though the impact on the virus’s spread can’t be known without proper testing.
  23. florida news
    WWE Deemed ‘Essential Business’ in Florida During Coronavirus QuarantineThe wrestling organization will begin airing live shows again as of Monday.
  24. florida
    Florida GOP Realizes Deliberately Impoverishing the Unemployed Has DownsidesRepublicans sabotaged the state’s unemployment system because they wanted to keep benefits and taxes low. Now, it’s crashing mid-pandemic.
  25. coronavirus
    Georgia Governor Shows Remarkable Ignorance About How the Coronavirus SpreadsBrian Kemp finally paid attention to evidence that asymptomatic people can transmit the illness, and imposed a tardy stay-at-home order.
  26. democratic primaries
    Another Sweep for Joe Biden in Florida, Illinois, and ArizonaBiden wins decisively in three diverse states, with a possible primary drought approaching.
  27. vision 2020
    What to Expect in the March 17 Presidential PrimariesJoe Biden is expected to have another winning primary day, but Ohio won’t be one of the states he carries: The governor postponed the vote until June.
  28. florida
    Andrew Gillum to Enter Rehab for Alcoholism After Hotel-Room IncidentThe Florida Democrat is seeking treatment for alcoholism after he was found in a hotel room with two other men and “suspected crystal meth.”
  29. democratic primaries
    Bloomberg: Why Aren’t Moderates Coalescing Around Me?Asked Tuesday why he shouldn’t join Pete and Amy in supporting Joe Biden, Mike Bloomberg suggested they should all support him.
  30. education
    6-Year-Old Girl Committed for Two Days for Throwing TantrumThe Florida student was removed from school and placed in a mental health facility without her mother’s consent.
  31. vision 2020
    Democrats Still Have Multiple Routes to 2020 Electoral College WinIt’s not necessarily all about the Rust Belt.
  32. police brutality
    Florida Sheriff’s Deputy Uses Stun Gun 3 Times on Black Grandmother“From everything we can see at this point, it appears the deputy did what he had to do,” the county sheriff said.
  33. reapportionment
    Final Pre-Census Estimates Show Which States Will Gain Power After 2020The long trend toward Sunbelt gains and Rust Belt losses continues with a few exceptions.
  34. jeffrey epstein
    Jeffrey Epstein Might’ve Killed a Work-Release Program for Florida PrisonersThe sheriff’s office in Palm Beach County is discontinuing a work-release program made notorious by the late financier and sexual abuser.
  35. climate change
    Florida GOP Regrets ‘Lost’ Decade on Climate ChangeThe party is recovering from Rick Scott’s ban on using the phrase “climate change” ⁠— though isn’t quite ready to embrace climate policy.
  36. crime
    A Woman Created Over 350 Fake Instagrams to Harass Her Business RivalsA creepy children’s doll and a false kidnapping attempt were also involved in this strange cyberstalking case.
  37. crime
    A 6-Year-Old Girl Was Arrested for Acting Out in SchoolThe girl, who suffers from sleep apnea, was reportedly handcuffed and charged with battery after throwing a tantrum.
  38. policing
    Officer Suspended After Arresting First-Grader. His Behavior Fits a Pattern.Black children in schools are subjected to police involvement at alarming rates.
  39. vision 2020
    Trump Relies on Maduro-Bashing to Win Florida Next YearTrump’s attacks on Maduro are key to winning Florida’s Latino immigrants and boosting his advantage among Cuban-Americans despite his other policies.
  40. crime
    An 18th Trans Person Has Been Killed This YearThe body of Bee Love Slater, a 23-year-old black trans woman, was found “burned beyond recognition” in her car.
  41. hurricanes
    Everything We Know About Hurricane DorianIt could be the strongest storm in Florida since Hurricane Andrew in 1992.
  42. reapportionment.
    How the Political Map Is Likely to Shift After the 2020 CensusWhile congressional redistricting is a tricky game, we already have a pretty clear idea of which states will gain or lose House seats.
  43. vision 2020
    How Trump Could Thread the Needle Again and Win While Losing the Popular VoteIf it all comes down to Wisconsin, Democrats should worry.
  44. tips
    Woman Leaves $5,000 ‘Revenge’ Tip With Boyfriend’s Credit CardAltruism but make it petty!
  45. milkshook
    Matt Gaetz Becomes First Right-Wing American Politician to Be MilkshakedNow Gaetz says he plans to press charges.
  46. vision 2020
    Mike Pence Announces Hail Mary ‘Latinos for Trump’ InitiativeIt’s going to be a hard sell. Democrats are holding on to a roughly two-to-one advantage among the demographic, and Trump’s rhetoric isn’t helping.
  47. feature
    How Cindy Yang Learned to Throw a Party at Mar-a-LagoCindy Yang was a rising fixture in Palm Beach society. Then Robert Kraft got charged with soliciting prostitution and the FBI took notice.
  48. hell yeah
    The Frye Fest Is the Summer Festival America DeservesWho wouldn’t love “an immersive fried potato festival”?
  49. venezuela
    Florida Republicans Fear Trump’s Venezuela Policy Could Hurt Them in 2020Florida Republicans worry that Trump’s backing of opposition leader Juan Guaidó could become a liability among the state’s 200,000 Venezuelans.
  50. police brutality
    Broward County Deputies Assaulted a Black Teen. ‘Accountability’ Is Not Enough.Calls for ‘accountability’ in the beating of a black teenager in Florida underestimate the depths of law enforcement violence.
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