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BY MATT O’BRIEN AND BARBARA ORTUTAY ASSOCIATED PRESS Former President Donald Trump won’t return to Facebook — at least not yet. Four months after Facebook suspended Trump’s accounts for inciting violence that led to the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot, the company’s quasi-independent oversight board upheld the bans. But it told Facebook to specify how […]

ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Amanda Gorman, the 22-year-old poet who captured hearts at the inauguration of President Joe Biden, posted to social media that she was followed home by a security guard who demanded to know where she lived because she “looked suspicious.” “I showed my keys & buzzed myself into my building,” she […]

BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF Amrak, an anti-bully organization based in Orlando, is working on film projects to reverse the negative experience of a child or adult who has dealt with bullying. Amrak is karma spelled backwards. Sean Roberts, the organization’s founder, said Amrak’s messages of hope and change are already being presented at schools, […]

Rebekah Jones accused state of manipulating COVID-19 data BY CHRISTINE SEXTON NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA State police agents on December 7 raided the home of a former Florida Department of Health employee who helped build the state’s first COVID-19 dashboard. Rebekah Jones was fired earlier this year after complaining that Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration was […]

BY LACEY PFALZ TRAVELPULSE/TNS The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has published some tips on Thanksgiving and holiday travel this year, helping people to be as prepared as possible to travel during not only the holidays but also the COVID-19 pandemic. Take a mask TSA has made some changes to the security screening process to help […]

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida was one of 11 states that joined the U.S. Department of Justice in filing a major antitrust lawsuit Oct. 20 against internet search giant Google. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, alleges that Google has engaged in anticompetitive practices. “Absent a court order, Google […]

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Health (DOH), in order to provide more comprehensive data, releases a report on COVID-19 cases in Florida once per day. Today, data reported to DOH shows there has been a steady decline in the number of reported Florida resident deaths who were previously diagnosed with COVID-19. The third week of […]

To describe the insanity surrounding Volusia County in the past week and a half, it would truly take three books and a documentary to cover all the details. In one of the most bizarre moments of my young activist career, I’ve seen citizens become more vocal than ever about their concerns and seen many “leaders” […]

A pimp will take money that is earned by someone else. No, it basically has little or nothing to do with prostitution. Both women and men can be pimped. The greatest pimp is not Iceberg Slim, Don Juan, Priest, The Mack or not even Huggy Bear! The Pimp of the Year in 2020 is the […]

Problems with online system prompts move to claims by paper NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA FedEx Corp. is making available paper unemployment compensation applications at about 100 sites in Florida as jobless numbers soar because of the coronavirus. Gov. Ron DeSantis said Monday he had talked with Fred Smith, president and founder of Memphis, Tenn.-based FedEx, […]