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George Floyd family reacts to federal indictments against former Minneapolis officers


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 23:28:27 GMT

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Brother Rodney Floyd and nephew Brandon Williams say it's good news for their family and others impacted by police brutality.

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Monthly community cleanups underway for renovations at historic old Stanton High School


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 22:52:50 GMT

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The inside of the three-floor building has black mold, shattered glass, and piles of glass on the floor.

Read more: Monthly community cleanups underway for renovations at historic old Stanton High School


Multiple people hospitalized after South Florida mall shooting; police searching for shooter


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 22:37:35 GMT

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Police say several people are in custody and are being questioned by detectives.

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Pandemic gives boost as more states move to digital IDs


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 22:30:54 GMT

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With the advent of digital wallets and boarding passes, people are relying more on their phones to prove their identity.

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US pipeline company halts some operations after cyberattack


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 21:44:59 GMT

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The company said it has hired an outside cybersecurity firm to investigate the nature and scope of the attack and has also contacted law enforcement.

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Norwegian Cruise Line warns it might pull ships out of Florida over ban on proof of vaccination


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 21:33:14 GMT

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If Norwegian goes through with the move, the cruise line could take thousands of jobs with it.

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EXPLAINER: Did US hiring slow because of a ‘labor shortage’?


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 21:06:35 GMT

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To nearly everyone's surprise, employers added a comparatively paltry 266,000 jobs in April, down drastically from a gain of 770,000 in March.

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DeSantis: Job search requirements to resume for Floridians getting unemployment


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 20:53:14 GMT

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The governor said with the current job demand and the state's below average unemployment rate, it's time for the requirements to begin again.

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'He was exactly what we needed' | Obama's family dog Bo dies from cancer


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 20:04:51 GMT

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"Today our family lost a true friend and loyal companion," Obama said in a statement on Twitter about their Portuguese water dog Bo.

Read more: 'He was exactly what we needed' | Obama's family dog Bo dies from cancer


Iconic 1980s music video star and actress Tawny Kitaen dead at 59


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 19:24:07 GMT

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The Orange County, California coroner's office confirmed Kitaen died in Newport Beach Friday morning.

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Bomb kills at least 30 near girls' school in Afghan capital


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 18:03:28 GMT

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The Taliban has condemned the attack and denied any responsibility. At least 50 people were also wounded, and the casualty toll could rise.

Read more: Bomb kills at least 30 near girls' school in Afghan capital


Vaping, unemployment among 15 bills signed by Gov. DeSantis


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 15:45:06 GMT

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The Department of Economic Opportunity is required to move its unemployment system to what could be a more stable cloud-based service.

Read more: Vaping, unemployment among 15 bills signed by Gov. DeSantis


Tropical cyclone likely in Eastern Pacific, could be earliest on record


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 15:44:50 GMT

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The Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season starts May 15th and the Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1st.

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ACLU of Florida files lawsuit over new law limiting contributions to ballot initiatives


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 15:15:02 GMT

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The law, if it were in effect at the time, could have prevented an increase in the state's minimum wage from going before voters.

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Hospitals give out doses of antidote to fight opioid crisis


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 14:54:22 GMT

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The project already has 47 hospitals committed to dispensing the overdose antidote to at-risk patients as they are discharged from the emergency department.

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Local hero rescues toddler from Maryland bay after car crash


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 13:11:56 GMT

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Jonathan Bauer said he was driving with his daughter over an Ocean City bridge shortly before he saw a 2-year-old girl in the water below.

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WATCH: Coast Guard saves passengers from sinking fishing boat in Plaquemines Parish


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 13:00:31 GMT

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Three passengers were stranded after the fishing boat they were on in Black Bay flipped, but they were able to call for help thanks to a handy radio.

Read more: WATCH: Coast Guard saves passengers from sinking fishing boat in Plaquemines Parish


Missing Miami teen found safe


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 11:55:08 GMT

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A statewide Missing Child Alert had been issued.

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Maine mother forms unique maternal bond with gorilla


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 11:23:23 GMT

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Emmily Austin brought her baby to Boston's Franklin Park Zoo, where the infant fascinated Kiki the gorilla

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Community mourns beloved business owner killed outside shop during vigil


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 09:21:43 GMT

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While dozens held hands in prayer, James Taylor was remembered for the laughter he shared and the passion he had for JT's Tires Shop.

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Washington Post says Justice Department secretly obtained reporters' phone records


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 03:58:22 GMT

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The disclosure sets up a new clash between the federal government and news organizations and advocates for press freedom.

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What to expect from 'Vax Live' fundraiser Saturday


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 03:47:52 GMT

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The star-studded benefit is aimed at advocating the importance of vaccine equity.

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Hurricane researchers hope COVID-19 vaccinations will help people feel safe evacuating


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 03:35:32 GMT

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A USF survey showed people were more likely to stay home and ride out a storm during the pandemic.

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Vigil held to remember Latoya James, woman shot by Camden County deputies


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 03:30:04 GMT

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GBI says deputies were at the home of James' cousin conducting a search warrant.

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VERIFY: Does full approval for Pfizer jeopardize emergency use of other COVID-19 shots?


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 03:16:28 GMT

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Some say, since an EUA is granted if there aren't other approved treatments on the market, Pfizer gaining full approval could jeopardize use of other shots.

Read more: VERIFY: Does full approval for Pfizer jeopardize emergency use of other COVID-19 shots?


'Timing is everything': Corrine Brown's trial attorney says politics, religion played a role in overturned conviction


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 03:09:03 GMT

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The conservative political makeup of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals "certainly benefitted her," says Corrine Brown's former trial attorney.

Read more: 'Timing is everything': Corrine Brown's trial attorney says politics, religion played a role in overturned conviction


Grand jury indicts 4 former officers involved in George Floyd death


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 03:08:36 GMT

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The federal charges against Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao were revealed after indictments were unsealed Friday.

Read more: Grand jury indicts 4 former officers involved in George Floyd death


Aubrey Plaza marries longtime boyfriend director Jeff Baena


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 01:43:45 GMT

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Aubrey Plaza and Jeff Baena have been a couple for about a decade.

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Check out the luxury cars $5 million in fraudulent PPP loans paid for, DOJ alleges


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 01:32:54 GMT

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Federal prosecutors say Mustafa Qadiri fraudulently obtained $5 million in COVID relief funds and spent it on himself, including buying three supercars.

Read more: Check out the luxury cars $5 million in fraudulent PPP loans paid for, DOJ alleges


Co-founder of Vans shoes dies at 90


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 01:28:32 GMT

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Paul Van Doren was a high school dropout who helped create the company known for its iconic Southern California sneakers.

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Florida state attorney won't prosecute principal who paddled 1st grader


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 01:12:49 GMT

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The state attorney says because the mother consented to the child's punishment and the principal treated the child with 'respect,' no crime was committed.

Read more: Florida state attorney won't prosecute principal who paddled 1st grader


AP source: NFL teams not allowed to cut unvaccinated players


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 00:16:49 GMT

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One NFL general manager hypothetically suggested this week he'd cut a player who is not vaccinated for COVID-19.

Read more: AP source: NFL teams not allowed to cut unvaccinated players


Who are the victims of robocalls?


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 00:16:09 GMT

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"It...cuts me to my core that I didn't stop everything that day and go to her."

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How do robocalls work?


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 00:16:08 GMT

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We set out find out who are the robocallers, who are the victims and what can be done to stop the calls.

Read more: How do robocalls work?


Residents in East Arlington report seeing panther in backyard


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 00:13:43 GMT

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FWC says there have been nine panther reports in Duval County since May of 2020 but none of them have been verified.

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COVID home tests accepted for international flights to US, CDC says


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 23:44:13 GMT

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A self-test for COVID-19 before traveling back to the U.S. must include use of a telehealth service.

Read more: COVID home tests accepted for international flights to US, CDC says


Trump-endorsed replacement for Liz Cheney irks some conservatives


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 23:42:02 GMT

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Hard-right conservatives have expressed concerns about the moderate voting record of Rep. Elise Stefanik, a one-time Trump critic turned strident ally.

Read more: Trump-endorsed replacement for Liz Cheney irks some conservatives


Why most robocallers will never be caught


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 23:31:08 GMT

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The FTC needs your help in this fight.

Read more: Why most robocallers will never be caught


UF Health Jacksonville uses gene sequencing to find COVID-19 variants in patients


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 23:04:46 GMT

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Researchers found 13 different variants in 62 different patients, with the U.K. variant being the most common.

Read more: UF Health Jacksonville uses gene sequencing to find COVID-19 variants in patients


Family, friends hold vigil for woman shot, killed by Camden County deputies


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 22:31:04 GMT

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GBI says deputies were executing a drug-related search warrant at the home when the shooting occurred.

Read more: Family, friends hold vigil for woman shot, killed by Camden County deputies

 
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