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Search warrant shows Trump under investigation for possible Espionage Act violations

BY: - August 12, 2022

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Friday unsealed the warrant that allowed the Federal Bureau of Investigation to search former President Donald Trump’s property at Mar-a-Lago in Florida earlier this week, revealing he’s under investigation for possibly violating the Espionage Act and obstruction of justice. The seven-page document, which includes a brief description of everything the […]

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A military veteran without a bachelor’s degree could soon be at the head of a FL classroom

BY: - August 12, 2022

Gov. Ron DeSantis has approved a new law to create an alternative temporary teaching certificate for military veterans, saying that their prior military experience will have value in the classroom. But the law would get around a prerequisite expected of thousands of teachers in Florida — a bachelor’s degree. Instead, the military veteran would be […]

As monkeypox cases climb in FL, ‘the vaccines will arrive too late for many’

BY: - August 12, 2022

As monkeypox cases rise in Florida, a Democratic state senator in South Florida on Friday urged federal health officials to boost access to vaccines, testing and treatments as Floridians face severe vaccine shortages. State Sen. Shevrin Jones sent a letter to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), stating that he’s “deeply worried […]

Press Secretary Christina Pushaw leaving governor’s office to join DeSantis reelect campaign

BY: - August 12, 2022

Christina Pushaw, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ combative press secretary, is leaving the administration to join the governor’s reelection campaign. She announced the move in a letter to DeSantis staff chief James Uthmeier and administration director Dawn Hanson dated Friday, with her departure effective the same day. In an email to the Phoenix, Pushaw confirmed a series […]

‘They’re trying to distract and divide us’

BY: - August 12, 2022

A new national nonprofit is organizing parents, teachers and students in Michigan to fight right-wing activism in education, including Republican-led legislation that critics say will silence educators attempting to teach about race and racism. The organization, the Campaign for Our Shared Future, launched in 2021 and has since gone on to identify 15 states — including Michigan, […]

U.S. drug price controls could kneecap DeSantis’ Canada prescription import plan

BY: - August 12, 2022

It’s been one year and nine months since Gov. Ron DeSantis applied to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to import cheaper pharmaceuticals from Canada. That was after his patron Donald Trump lost his reelection but was still in the White House. The response thus far: mostly crickets. Now, with the U.S. House […]

Monkeypox outbreak reaches nearly 11,000 cases in the U.S.; FL ranks 3rd in caseloads

BY: - August 11, 2022

The 2022 monkeypox outbreak has spread to nearly 11,000 cases nationwide, with Florida ranking third in caseloads across states, according to the latest figures from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As of Thursday afternoon, the CDC reported 10,768 total cases of the disease that oftentimes causes a characteristic rash and other […]

U.S. attorney general says DOJ asked for public release of search warrant for Trump estate

BY: - August 11, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said the U.S. Department of Justice moved Thursday to release the search warrant a federal judge issued earlier this week that allowed federal agents to enter former President Donald Trump’s residence at Mar-a-Lago in Florida. DOJ, Garland said, has ​​filed a motion in the Southern District of Florida to […]

Only 48 percent of 5th graders passed the state’s science exam; fewer than a quarter were ‘proficient’

BY: - August 11, 2022

Florida’s 5th graders took the 2022 statewide science exam to measure understanding of the state’s science standards, but the results were stagnant to dismal. Only 48 percent of 5th graders passed the exam, based on a score of 3 or higher. The Florida Department of Education considers that “satisfactory—may need additional support for the next […]

Providers trying again to get abortion ban before the FL Supreme Court

BY: - August 11, 2022

Abortion providers have filed notice that they plan to ask the Florida Supreme Court to wrest their appeal against Florida’s 15-week abortion ban from an intermediate appeals court and decide the case directly. They said so in a document filed Wednesday in the First District Court of Appeal, which earlier rejected a request to send […]

Biden signs landmark bill aiding veterans exposed to burn pits overseas

BY: - August 10, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden signed legislation into law Wednesday that will provide health care and benefits to veterans exposed to burn pits in Afghanistan and Iraq, achieving a long-term, personal goal. “I was in and out of Iraq over 20 times,” Biden said of prior trips to the war zone he took as both […]

Monkeypox cases surpass 1,000 in FL; infections detected in children and teens

BY: - August 10, 2022

With federal health officials recently declaring monkeypox a public health emergency due to its rapid spread nationwide, Florida’s cases have surpassed 1,000 across 28 counties. In Florida, data from the state Department of Health show a total of 1,020 monkeypox cases, as of Wednesday afternoon. Most cases have been identified in South Florida, with Miami-Dade […]