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Source: Washington Post

Power Up: Trump presses on immigration while Washington and world talk Khashoggi

Today 15:25 GMT

THINGS STILL DON'T ADD UP: Despite Trump's newfound skepticism of Saudi Arabia's explanation for Khashoggi's death, many unanswered questions remain.

‘BABY STEPS IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION': That’s how addiction recovery advocate Ryan Hampton, in an interview with Power Up, described sweeping legislation to tackle the opioid epidemic President Trump will sign into law this week. One of the bills, which Hampton helped craft, establishes best practices for sober living homes — standards that didn’t exist at a national level until now.

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Source: The Guradian

Florida: Republican governor candidate flounders over Trump as role model

Today 15:25 GMT

Florida gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis was asked on Sunday night if he thought Donald Trump, who endorsed him, was a good role model for children.

“The question,” Tapper said, “was whether or not he thinks President Trump is a good role model for the children of Florida.” Gillum looked at the host of the first debate of the race, Jake Tapper of CNN, and said: “I’m confused by the question.”

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Source: Washington Post

Trump’s presence is felt in fiery Florida gubernatorial debate

Today 15:25 GMT

Trump wasted little time in weighing in, writing on Twitter on Sunday night that DeSantis “had a great debate victory tonight against Andrew Gillum, a mayor who presides over one of the worst run, and most corrupt, cities in Florida.” “Ron will build on the great job done by Governor Rick Scott,” Trump added, referring to the Republican incumbent who is seeking a U.S. Senate seat.

Gillum, the mayor of Tallahassee, said DeSantis is a “stooge” for Trump and called for a different tone in Florida than the president has set for the nation.

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Source: Common Domain

Scaling Down is In Fashion, Says Palm Beach, Florida, Real Estate Agent

Today 15:25 GMT

Paulette Koch, Corcoran’s top Palm Beach, Florida, agent, has more than 35 years of experience conducting business in the area.

Ms. Koch, together with her son, Dana Koch, were responsible for the sale of apparel mogul and movie producer Sidney Kimmel’s $81.5 million estate in 2008, and the winter compound of the late John W. Kluge, once the richest person in the U.S., which sold for $39 million in 2016.

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Source: Fox News

Florida killer describes haunting ‘fantasy’ in crime doc: ‘I wanted to feel what it was like to take somebody’s life’

Today 15:25 GMT

When William S. Coffin III first saw crime scene photos of Largo, Fla., resident Patricia Canon King, he was visibly disgusted by what he saw — despite the fact it was the transient himself who had brutally murdered the 50-year-old.

The man was reportedly down on his luck and King was known for inviting strangers into her home so they could get a meal, rest and get back on their feet. The shocking case is the subject of Oxygen’s docu-series titled “Criminal Confessions,” which gives an inside look into actual police interrogations around the country with detectives on the hunt for justice.

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Source: CBS News

Mental stress mounting in Florida after devastating Hurricane Michael

Today 15:26 GMT

Health workers say they are seeing signs of mental problems in residents more than a week after Michael, and the issues could continue as a short-term disaster turns into a long-term recovery that will take years.

Panama City Mayor Greg Brudnicki said a high school football game played Saturday afternoon was part of an effort to re-establish the familiar patterns of life, to "create normalcy" in a way that would help people feel more at ease in a town devastated by the hurricane. "People have been stressed.

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Source: CBS News

6 people shot near Jacksonville Jaguars stadium shortly before game began

Today 14:31 GMT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Six people were wounded in a street shooting blocks from the Florida stadium where the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans were about to play Sunday afternoon, authorities said.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott said in a statement that he had reached out to Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams, offering any state resources that the city may need.

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Source: Fox News

Protesters greet Pelosi with expletives during Florida campaign stop

Saturday 15:25 GMT

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was confronted by a mob during a campaign stop in Coral Gables, Fla., on Wednesday, with protesters cursing at her and calling her a communist.

The video of the confrontation was uploaded on YouTube and titled “Nancy Pelosi was heckled at a Miami Restaurant by Trump Supporting Cuban Americans,” but it actually occurred outside the campaign stop for Shalala, The Washington Post reported.

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Source: Fox News

GOP bails on Colorado incumbent, bets on 'superstar' newcomer in Florida instead

Sunday 17:14 GMT

Republicans are making a last minute bet that a political newcomer in Florida has a better chance to win in November than an incumbent with a decade of experience serving Colorado.

A Spanish-language ad produced by the Democratic Congressional Campaign committee attacks Salazar for her support of President Trump, and concludes with an on-screen message: “#ConTrumpNoConMiami,” which translates to “with Trump, not with Miami”.

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Source: The Guradian

'When a debt is paid, it's paid': Florida group pushes for voting rights

Sunday 12:39 GMT

It’s a group that encompasses 1.5 million people in the state, and the Fair Elections Center and the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition are leading the charge to give these people the right to vote.

We believe that folks from all walks of life support this and want to take this forward,” said Neil Volz, the political director of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition. An Upper West Side, New York City, apartment building took down the sign “Trump Place” this week after 70% of residents voted to scrap the president’s name.

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Source: The Guradian

'I'm going to beg for mercy': a Florida woman's years-long struggle to vote

Saturday 10:50 GMT

Her hands trembling and tears forming in the corners of her eyes, Sheila Holcomb sat down in a sterile basement of the Florida state capitol building.

Although African Americans are disproportionately criminalized – around one in five cannot vote in Florida – the majority of disenfranchised felons are white. There is no reliable way to predict how restoring the right to vote would swing Florida’s notoriously tight elections.

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Source: Fox News

Florida woman discovers devastating story behind message in a bottle

Friday 23:42 GMT

A Sunday ceremony is planned and a group of people will head out in a boat and put the message in a bottle back in the water, Arnette said.

George Gumpert Sr. told Fox News he put the ashes of his late son, George “Big Guy” Gumpert Jr., into the ocean during a trip to Perdido Key, Florida, with his wife last week. “It’s been hard to let him go,” the Tannersville, Pennsylvania, man said when referring to "Big Guy," who was just 27 years old when he committed suicide in 2010.

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Source: Common Domain

Travelers Profit Rises as Catastrophe Losses Shrink

Saturday 01:32 GMT

The insurer said Thursday its pretax catastrophe losses, net of reinsurance, totaled $264 million during the quarter due to Hurricane Florence and other storms, compared with $700 million a year earlier.

Florence caused between $1.7 billion and $4.6 billion in insured losses due to wind and storm surge, according to an estimate by catastrophe modeler AIR Worldwide. In contrast, insurers in the third quarter of 2017 faced three massive hurricanes—Harvey, Irma and Maria—that, combined, caused about $92 billion in insured losses, according to Swiss Re.

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Source: Fox News

US student detained in Israel for BDS support allowed to enter Jewish state after deportation overturned

Saturday 13:35 GMT

Israel's Supreme Court said Thursday an American graduate student stuck for more than two weeks in immigration limbo will be allowed to enter the country, ruling the woman's desire to study in the Jewish state undermined her previous support of an anti-Israel boycott campaign.

Unlike her first foray, however, Alqasem's follow-up visit nearly ended before it began, and authorities barred her from entering the Jewish state and ordered her deportation.


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