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Silver Airways promotion offers urges Floridians to fly to Tampa to see the Donald “Trump Train”

Silver Airways promotion offers urges Floridians to fly to Tampa to see the Donald “Trump Train”

Want to see what Donald Trump will say when he speaks at the University of South Florida Sun Dome on Friday? Don’t worry, Silver Airways has a promotion for that. The airline is offering 60 percent off one-way flights to Tampa on Thursday and Friday. The promotion is also good for one-way flights from Tampa…

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Email insights: SDS Hosting “Donald Trump Piñata Bash” at Florida State

Email insights: SDS Hosting “Donald Trump Piñata Bash” at Florida State

The FSU chapter of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) says it's hosting an event where students can smash Donald Trump piñatas "in protest of the racism and hatred shown in his presidential campaign." "The policies of Trump that will be protested include: militarizing and building a wall on the US-Mexico border, banning Muslims from…

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Hillary Clinton to campaign in Florida on Monday

Hillary Clinton to campaign in Florida on Monday

Hillary Clinton is headed to the Sunshine State. Clinton is scheduled to make a campaign stop in Palm Beach County on Monday, according to her campaign. No other details about the event were immediately available Tuesday. Clinton is expected to outline why she is the best candidate for president. According to the campaign, she’s expected…

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Bill Nelson calls for investigation of cruise ship in storm

Bill Nelson calls for investigation of cruise ship in storm

Federal transportation officials might soon be looking into a Royal Caribbean cruise ship that ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean over the weekend. Sen. Bill Nelson has called for the National Transportation Safety Board to investigate the voyage that forced frightened passengers into their cabins overnight Sunday as their belongings…

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John Mica’s bill would transfer closed federal VA nursing home to state

John Mica’s bill would transfer closed federal VA nursing home to state

The 120-bed former U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs nursing home in Orlando's Lake Baldwin neighborhood would be transferred to the state of Florida and reopened as a state facility for veterans under a bill that U.S. Rep. John Mica expects to get through the House of Representatives Tuesday. The facility is part of the old…

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Marco Rubio supporters get physical with #RubioRobot protester in New Hampshire

Marco Rubio supporters get physical with #RubioRobot protester in New Hampshire

Marco Rubio supporters appeared to get physical with a protester dressed as a robot in New Hampshire on Tuesday. In a video circulated by Americans United for Change, a progressive organization, Rubio supporters in New Hampshire appeared to get physical with a person in a robot costume. The person was holding a sign that said…

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Medical marijuana initiative receives backing from service employees union

Medical marijuana initiative receives backing from service employees union

The push to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes received the backing of the Service Employees International Union of Florida. “The Use of Marijuana for Debilitating Medical Conditions ballot initiative is about compassion and quality of care for patients. There are hundreds of thousands of very sick Floridians who will find relief due to this comprehensive…

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Capitol Reax: Changes to municipal elections, LGBT discrimination bans

Capitol Reax: Changes to municipal elections, LGBT discrimination bans

A bill that would ban discrimination against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community has one more chance of passage. The Senate judiciary committee on Monday temporarily postponed the measure (SB 120). The measure, which prohibits gender- and sexuality-based workforce discrimination, will be taken up again Tuesday. Nadine Smith, CEO of Equality Florida, said in…

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Republican committees post 6-figure hauls in first days of 2016

Republican committees post 6-figure hauls in first days of 2016

Lawmakers could only raise money for the first 11 days of the year, but that didn’t stop some of the top Republicans in Legislature the posting six-figure hauls to start the year. Campaign and committee finance reports aren’t due until Wednesday, though Sen. Bill Galvano’s political committee, Innovate Florida, leads early filers after posting $216,000…

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