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'Here again': Abortion activists rally 50 years after Roe

Jan. 22, 2023 18:41 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — From beach cities to snow-covered streets, abortion supporters rallied by the thousands on Sunday to demand protections for reproductive rights and mark the 50th anniversary of the now-overturned Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision that established federal protections for...

Harris rallies against GOP push to roll back abortion rights

Jan. 22, 2023 16:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris railed against efforts in Washington and in Republican-led states to restrict abortion on what would have been the 50th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, invoking fundamental American values such as freedom to make the case for protecting abortion access...

Today in History: JAN 15, Martin Luther King Jr. is born

Jan. 15, 2023 00:01 AM EST

Today in History: Today is Sunday, Jan. 15, the 15th day of 2023. There are 350 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 15, 1929, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta. On this date: ...

Florida teachers move to block DeSantis questions on CRT

Jan. 11, 2023 17:50 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A group of Florida college professors on Wednesday asked a federal judge to block Gov. Ron DeSantis from requesting spending data on diversity, equity and inclusion and critical race theory programs in state universities. The filing comes as part of a...

Bills' Hamlin collapses; medical events that stopped play

Jan. 03, 2023 02:03 AM EST

Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin was critically injured Monday night in the first quarter of a game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Hamlin fell moments after being involved in the tackling of Cincinnati receiver Tee Higgins. Hamlin got to his feet, appeared to adjust his face mask...

Judge won't drop charges for former gubernatorial candidate

Dec. 25, 2022 12:17 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge in Florida has refused to throw out criminal charges against Andrew Gillum, disagreeing with the former Democratic gubernatorial nominee's assertions that he was the victim of selective prosecution because he was a Black candidate for governor. ...

The other Ron DeSantis: Sharing name with Florida’s governor

Dec. 24, 2022 10:18 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The governor finally returned our phone calls. At least, that’s what his friends call him. Ron DeSantis, of Dunedin, was initially suspicious of the unknown 727 area code that showed up on his phone. But before long, he was chatting with a...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Dec. 21, 2022 15:58 PM EST

Tampa Bay Times. December 14, 2022. Editorial: Need more Florida teachers? Try higher pay and more respect Tampa Bay’s three major school districts combine for more than 800 vacant teaching positions. Several Tampa Bay school districts can’t find...

Florida high court mulls police anonymity under Marsy's Law

Dec. 07, 2022 15:02 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court is considering a case that will decide whether police officers who use deadly force can remain anonymous under a law designed to protect crime victims. The court heard short oral arguments Wednesday in the trial between the city...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Nov. 30, 2022 16:41 PM EST

South Florida Sun Sentinel. November 28, 2022. Editorial: An outraged judge suspends mind control in Florida Florida is living proof of George Santayana’s famous warning that “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Here,...