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Facebook removes a Trump post because of "deceptive" COVID19 claims; small businesses seek more pandemic relief.


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Iowa's governor has restored the right to vote for people with past felony convictions via executive order; and Tennessee has a primary election today.

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With the Republican National Convention in Jacksonville canceled, a dramatically scaled-down number of GOP delegates will attend a meeting in Charlotte, N.C., to nominate Donald Trump. (Pixabay)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Some say President Donald Trump's decision to cancel the Republican National Convention in Jacksonville is a sign he's starting to come to terms withb the seriousness of the pandemic. Holding the convention in Jacksonville would require Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to lift his e

Activists are calling for greater accountability for elected officials during the pandemic as Florida records another 12,478 COVID-19 cases and 89 new deaths as of Sunday. (Pixabay/OrnaW)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The protester at a news conference who shouted and called for the resignation of Gov. Ron DeSantis over his handling of the pandemic says he would do it again. Thomas Kennedy, a longtime Miami-Dade advocate for undocumented immigrants, admitted he's no fan of DeSantis, but spe

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced K-12 schools will continue with distance learning for the rest of the school year due to COVID-19. (sweetlouise/Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran is facing backlash from Florida's teachers union for mandating that all school campuses reopen in the fall. With the increasing spread of novel coronavirus throughout Florida, education groups and parents are expressing concern th

Pope Francis's environmental encyclical, Laudato Si, was published in June 2015. The document,  aimed at spurring global citizens to adopt more sustainable practices, is still a subject of discussion today. (reenablack/Pixabay)

TAMPA, Fla. - Despite all the losses, challenges and restrictions brought on by the coronavirus, some faith leaders are leaning in to help find solutions to common problems. In honor of Pope Francis' historic papal document about the environment, Catholic and evangelical clergy have gathered online

The Annie E. Casey Foundation survey covered Jan. 1 to Apr. 1, and shows a 24% reduction in youth detention, a decrease as large as the entire national decline from 2010 to 2017. (Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- As the new coronavirus began to spread around the United States, the population in juvenile detention centers in Florida and much of the country dropped by about one-quarter, according to a new survey. It's a snapshot of agencies in 30 states, and found a steep decline in the r

The Florida Department of Corrections has 145 facilities statewide, including 50 correctional institutions, seven private partner facilities, 17 annexes, 34 work camps, three re-entry centers and more. (Pixabay/jodylehigh)<br />

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The first two deaths in Florida's prison system related to the coronavirus comes as the system is seeing a spike in both staff and people serving time testing positive for COVID-19. Just over a week ago, the Florida Department of Corrections said 12 staff members and no inmate

Demonstrators in Tallahassee Wednesday rallied to celebrate the 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and speak out against legislation that would restrict teens' access to abortion. (Progress Florida)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida legislation restricting access to abortion services for pregnant teens moved closer to a floor vote on the 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade on Wednesday. About two hours before abortion rights advocates gathered in the State Capitol to celebrate the Supreme Court's land

Leading medical groups, including the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics, all oppose parental-consent laws. (Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Youth advocates are planning to hold a press conference and rally in Florida's capitol today to speak out against a parental-consent abortion bill that's on fast-track through the Republican-controlled Legislature. Currently Florida law requires parental notification if a

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