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TALLAHASSEE – Nine cities on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging part of a controversial new protest law that gives the governor and Cabinet the authority to override local governments’ decisions about police spending, arguing the measure unconstitutionally “strips municipalities of budgetse…

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A lot has changed about secondary education since the pandemic began nearly two years ago. Classes stopped and started, many colleges shifted to online courses, loan repayment paused and some schools shuttered altogether.

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The Florida Board of Education has scheduled a meeting next week to consider a U.S. Department of Education complaint seeking to prevent Florida from withholding funds from school districts that received federal money to cover school board members’ salaries.

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MIAMI — Miami Mayor Francis Suarez hoped to easily secure a second term on Nov. 2, which would help him raise millions as he seeks to elevate his profile at a national level. He did just that, be securing 78% of the votes.

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The number of inpatients with COVID-19 in Florida hospitals has dropped below 2,300, according to data posted on Oct. 27 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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MIAMI — A state ethics panel has recommended that a no-party candidate be fined $20,000 and formally reprimanded by Gov. Ron DeSantis for violating campaign finance laws, which included accepting money from a Miami Republican operative prior to qualifying to run in a 2020 state Senate race.

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TALLAHASSEE – Leafly and similar sites will be able to resume contracting with Florida medical-marijuana operators to allow patients to order products online, under a ruling issued Oct. 25 by an administrative law judge.

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TALLAHASSEE – Enterprise Florida President and CEO Jamal Sowell will step down as the leader of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ business-recruitment efforts this month to prepare for specialized training with the U.S. Navy Reserve.

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TALLAHASSEE – With Gov. Ron DeSantis describing her as a “true fighter,” Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

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TALLAHASSEE – A physician who orders medical marijuana for patients is accusing state health officials of breaking the law to create fake records in a sting operation involving an investigator falsely posing as a military veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday directed Secretary of State Laurel Lee to conduct an investigation into alleged election interference by Facebook after a Wall Street Journal report about the social-media company.

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As rents skyrocket in Florida, landlords still enjoy unbridled power to raise rents as much as they want, a situation that has driven renters out of their homes and renewed calls for caps on rising rent.

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State Rep. Kevin Chambliss, D-Homestead, has filed a proposal that would raise the age for Florida students to be allowed to drop out of high school.

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A statue of Confederate Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith that stood in the U.S. Capitol for nearly a century as a representation of Florida will be moved to Tallahassee, but don’t expect the bronze likeness to be displayed publicly until a new home is found.

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TALLAHASSEE – Saying the state’s system of standardized testing in public schools is “quite frankly, outdated,” Gov. Ron DeSantis on Sept. 14 announced that lawmakers will consider a proposal during the 2022 legislative session to end the Florida Standards Assessments.

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TALLAHASSEE – Florida universities on Sept. 13 heralded their advancement in a national ranking of public universities, but none celebrated harder than the University of Florida after cracking the top five on U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” for the first time.

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TALLAHASSEE – As the delta variant of the coronavirus caused Florida to become a hotspot for COVID-19 in late July and August, the state’s nursing homes also felt the brunt.

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The Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) Wildcats hosts defending Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) champion Alabama A&M University Bulldogs at Municipal Stadium in Daytona Beach on Thursday.

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MIAMI — South Beach’s sizzling party scene is about to undergo a massive boost in police presence and tougher crackdowns on raucous crowds and crime, weeks after a tourist eating dinner with his family was fatally shot at a Miami Beach restaurant, authorities say.

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The FBI recently unearthed a deadly secret: Top Ku Klux Klan members work in America’s prisons, holding unlimited power over inmates, including recent revelations in Florida where authorities thwarted a plot to kill a Black prisoner.

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Some districts look to move forward with masks for upcoming school year

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A federal judge has scheduled trials in January for lawsuits challenging an elections law that, among other things, will make it harder for Floridians to vote by mail during next year’s elections.

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Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried said last week that the concealed-weapons licenses of 22 people involved in the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol have been suspended.

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TALLAHASSEE – New rules laying out the do’s and don’ts physicians must follow when certifying patients to smoke medical marijuana took effect last week, but it’s not clear that doctors or patients are fully aware of them.

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TALLAHASSEE – As COVID-19 cases increase again in Florida, 42 percent of the state’s nursing-home workers had been fully vaccinated as of last month, a new report by AARP shows. 

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Floridians’ confidence about traveling safely has nearly doubled since the first quarter of the year despite a recent resurgence of COVID-19 cases, according to a survey by the AAA auto club.

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Former Florida A&M University President Dr. Frederick S. Humphries, Sr. was remembered in funeral services at the Al Lawson Center Saturday, July 10 as a mentor, recruiter, leader, visionary, and innovator whose legacy includes the student scholars who have gained unprecedented success i…

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FORT LAUDERDALE — Gov. Ron DeSantis is leaning into the COVID-19 skepticism that’s spread through much of the Republican Party base by selling sets of canned-drink coolers on his campaign website that criticize Dr. Anthony Fauci and ridicule mask wearing.

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Cuba and Haiti stir fresh political pressures for Biden

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