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DeSantis vetoes social media ban for kids under 16. Florida lawmakers offer new option

Mar. 01, 2024 18:05 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed what would have been one of the most far-reaching social media bans for minors on Friday, and lawmakers are proposing new language that seeks to keep children under under 14 off of addictive platforms. The bill sent to the...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in Super Tuesday's presidential nominating contests

Mar. 01, 2024 17:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With contests in 16 states and American Samoa, the Super Tuesday primaries next week will be the largest day of voting of the year outside of the November election. Just how “super” it is may be a matter of perspective. Both Democratic President Joe Biden and...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect from North Carolina's state and presidential primaries

Mar. 01, 2024 17:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters in North Carolina will decide a full slate of primaries Tuesday, including contested races for governor, U.S. House and other offices, not to mention the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations. President Joe Biden is the only candidate listed on...

U of Florida axes diversity and inclusion office under GOP-led law aimed at ridding similar programs

Mar. 01, 2024 17:06 PM EST

The University of Florida is eliminating its chief diversity officer position, scrapping the program's staff jobs and halting any contracts involving the subject because of a new law passed last year that was pushed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. The university in Gainesville,...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in Alabama's state and presidential primaries

Mar. 01, 2024 10:05 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 2024 presidential campaign will roll through Alabama on Tuesday as President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump look to continue their streak of lopsided primary victories in anticipation of an expected general election rematch. Alabama is one of 16...

Florida Senate unanimously passes bill to define antisemitism

Feb. 28, 2024 13:49 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Antisemitism would be defined in Florida law under a bill the Senate unanimously passed Wednesday after its sponsor warned that an increase in acts against Jewish people will lead to extremism against other groups. Florida is among several states seeking to...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Feb. 28, 2024 07:11 AM EST

South Florida Sun Sentinel. February 23, 2024. Editorial: Declaring fetuses to be people would crush abortion rights in Florida Floridians are already alarmed about women losing the right to control their own bodies, but what’s happening at the state Capitol is even...

Who's running for president? See a rundown of the major 2024 candidates

Feb. 24, 2024 19:25 PM EST

Two major Republican candidates are left competing for their party's 2024 presidential nomination. Former President Donald Trump notched a commanding victory Saturday over former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley in South Carolina, where Haley previously served as governor. Trump also...

Florida lawmakers pass ban on social media for kids under 16 despite constitutional concerns

Feb. 22, 2024 17:51 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A bill to create one of the nation's most restrictive bans on minors' use of social media is heading to Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has expressed concerns about the legislation to keep children under the age of 16 off popular platforms regardless of parental...

DeSantis calls takeover of Disney government a 'success' despite worker exodus, litigation

Feb. 22, 2024 14:33 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Almost a year after state lawmakers passed a law giving Florida’s governor control over Walt Disney World’s governing district, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday called the takeover a success, despite an exodus of workers, ongoing litigation and scandal surrounding one of his...