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Florida mayor critical of DeSantis virus response has COVID

Jan. 19, 2022 11:29 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A county mayor who has been a vocal critic of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' recent handling of the latest wave of the coronavirus has COVID-19. Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings was experiencing mild symptoms and would be working from home this week, according to...

Scott creates MLK Day videos, hopes to rebut Biden speech

Jan. 17, 2022 08:07 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — With a video series on issues he sees as pertinent to the Black community, the U.S. Senate’s only Black Republican, Tim Scott of South Carolina, is putting forth what he characterizes as a positive response to partisan rhetoric on race that he’s best-positioned to rebut....

Mayor: DeSantis should take care of Florida, not just family

Jan. 04, 2022 18:44 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida's Republican governor recently defended his lack of public appearances during the omicron surge, saying he was with his wife who is undergoing cancer treatment, but a Democratic mayor of one of Florida's largest counties said Tuesday that elected officials should be...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Dec. 29, 2021 17:44 PM EST

Orlando Sentinel. December 28, 2021. Editorial: Please, governor, step up to keep us safe This time last year, Central Floridians and visitors were looking back on a holiday season that none of us could have imagined and thinking, “Wow, that was one for the books....

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Dec. 22, 2021 17:19 PM EST

Palm Beach Post. December 19, 2021. Editorial: Good intentions alone won’t save Florida’s starving manatees The urge can be overwhelming. Florida’s iconic manatees are dying of starvation. The images of bloated corpses bobbing along what are normally tranquil...

Florida Democratic Rep. Murphy won't seek reelection

Dec. 20, 2021 14:24 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy on Monday announced she will not seek reelection next year. The Florida Democrat, a leader of the centrist Blue Dog Coalition and member of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, said she is retiring from...

Congress approves import ban targeting forced labor in China

Dec. 16, 2021 18:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators gave final congressional approval Thursday to a bill barring imports from China’s Xinjiang region unless businesses can prove they were produced without forced labor, overcoming initial hesitation from the White House and what supporters said was opposition from...

White House pushes GOP to end blockade of ambassador picks

Dec. 15, 2021 19:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden unveiled two more ambassador nominees Wednesday, but the White House and Democrats warned that maneuvering by some Senate Republicans to block all but a small fraction of diplomatic and other national security appointees is doing serious harm to U.S. efforts...

Father's Nazi past haunts Chilean presidential frontrunner

Dec. 08, 2021 12:18 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The German-born father of Chilean presidential frontrunner José Antonio Kast was a member of Adolf Hitler's Nazi party, according to a recently unearthed document obtained by The Associated Press, revelations that appear at odds with the far-right candidate's own statements about...

Transplant bill would protect patients with disabilities

Dec. 05, 2021 10:54 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire has helped introduce a bill that would prevent discrimination against patients with disabilities who are in need of an organ transplant. The bill is named after Charlotte Woodward, of Virginia, an advocate...