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A group of peaceful protesters takes a knee and pauses as they march down Broward Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale on June 6, 2020. They were peac…

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The Dream Defenders, NAACP, Black Lives Matters and other Florida activists join a federal lawsuit, calling the new law racially motivated. BY BOBBY CAINA CALVAN ASSOCIATED PRESS TALLAHASSEE — Civil rights groups are seeking to invalidate a freshly signed Florida law that takes aim at demonstrations that turn violent, arguing in a federal lawsuit filed […]

Hiring signs are posted on windows at Sergio’s Cuban restaurant on Coral Way on March 25 in Miami. SUSAN STOCKER / SOUTH FLORIDA SUN SENTINEL

BY JIM TURNER NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Ron DeSantis expects late this month to reinstate a requirement that people in the unemployment system submit weekly “work search” updates. Referring to some businesses saying they are unable to find new employees as they regroup from the COVID-19 pandemic, DeSantis said Wednesday unemployment claimants […]

BY JIM TURNER NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended all local-government coronavirus emergency orders on Monday as he signed a bill that makes permanent his ban on COVID-19 vaccine “passports” and limits the authority of cities and counties in future health-care crises. “My message is that the vaccines protect you. Get […]

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Tear gas lands around protesters after they refused to listen to police demands

ASSOCIATED PRESS ORLANDO – A social justice group has filed a lawsuit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and others two days after the Republican signed a bill to create tougher penalties for people who participate in violent protests. The nonprofit group Legacy Entertainment & Arts Foundation filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Orlando federal court, according […]

The Capitol insurrection was not mentioned when Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the controversial anti-riot bill into law on Monday.