• Jimmy Patronis named Florida CFO
Jimmy Patronis named Florida CFO

He served in the state legislature for eight years before being appointed by Scott to the FPSC in 2014. In appointing Patronis to replace Atwater, Scott made him the likely frontrunner to win a full term as CFO in 2018. Several names have been floated with the chief financial officer position since Atwater announced he was leaving. Patronis hasn'...

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  • Pa. No. 2 in the U.S. for GOP gerrymandering gains
Pa. No. 2 in the U.S. for GOP gerrymandering gains

The GOP ultimately fell short of winning enough seats to finally control the House, which Democrats now govern with a slim 79-72 majority. An analysis by The Associated Press found that in some states, three-quarters or more of all state House or Assembly races go uncontested in the general election.

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  • Teen injured after fall from Six Flags 'Sky Ride'
Teen injured after fall from Six Flags 'Sky Ride'

She was first treated by emergency staff at the park , then taken to a local hospital. "I couldn't let that little girl die", he said. Sheriff's investigators, assisted by park personnel, inspected the ride and the auto the girl was in Saturday night and said everything was in proper working order and all safety equipment was intact and operat...

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  • Wisconsin could be big loser under Senate health-care plan
Wisconsin could be big loser under Senate health-care plan

In March, when House Republicans published their bill to replace Obamacare-the American Health Care Act-I described it in Forbes this way: "GOP's Obamacare Replacement Will Make Coverage Unaffordable For Millions-Otherwise, It's Great".

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  • Ex-champs clash as Ricciardo roars home
Ex-champs clash as Ricciardo roars home

Vettel believed that the British driver had deliberately brake-tested him during one of three safety vehicle periods. I did not give him the finger. Vettel continued to protest his innocence after the race. I will talk with him when [the media] are not here. In the end, we are racing with men. We are racing with men.

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  • Trump says Mueller's friendship with Comey is 'very bothersome'
Trump says Mueller's friendship with Comey is 'very bothersome'

Mr Trump argued that Mr Mueller is "good friends" with Mr Comey, who was Mr Mueller's successor as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation . The president did not, however, say what may have changed, only saying that investigative reporting may uncover more. While the president said he believed Mr Mueller was an "honourable man", he ...

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  • Tampa police call gunfire at Adventure Island accidental discharge
Tampa police call gunfire at Adventure Island accidental discharge

Police say the driver, Julian Leon, 29, came to the park to pick up Austin Korb, 23, and Skylar Korb, 27. According to police two brothers wanted to get into the Uber auto but the driver said he didn't want to take the fare since they were so wet.

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  • Supreme Court rules for Missouri church in playground case
Supreme Court rules for Missouri church in playground case

Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbia, Mo., wanted to participate in a state program that reimburses the cost of rubberizing the surface of playgrounds. Some states with the same restriction as Missouri already allow churches to participate in programs that are generally applicable to the public and are for secular benefits such as health and safety...

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  • Riot forces lockdown at San Francisco mall
Riot forces lockdown at San Francisco mall

San Fransisco police received calls around 6:45 PM PST about fights at the mall, with dozens of officers responding. Police said one juvenile was taken into custody; the person's age was not released. Police said they don't think a hate crime was involved and they didn't see any links to Sunday's gay pride events. The fight didn't spread onto t...

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  • Image: Arsenal use Mesut Ozil praying to deliver their Eid festival message
Image: Arsenal use Mesut Ozil praying to deliver their Eid festival message

In Chandigarh , hundreds of Muslims converged at the Sector 20 Jama Masjid and other mosques to pray and celebrate Eid and greet each other. "I urge well-to-do Muslims to identify with ordinary Nigerians who go without food nearly every day, and to be more concerned about what to do to improve their plight".

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  • NJ college: Professor fired for racially insensitive remarks
NJ college: Professor fired for racially insensitive remarks

She addressed the school board in a public meeting on June 20 and was sacked shortly thereafter, according to NJ.com. "You white people are angry because you couldn't use your white privilege card' to attend the event". Instead, she said, "I was sacked". 'When the administration receives an outpouring of concern regarding our student body, it is ...

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  • Supreme Court to Hear Case Gay Wedding and Bakery Case
Supreme Court to Hear Case Gay Wedding and Bakery Case

Colorado Civil Rights Commission, has come before the court several times before with no action. Jack Phillips explains his reasons for refusing to make a cake for a same-sex wedding. Rather than bake for same-sex weddings, he stopped making wedding cakes altogether, at a substantial revenue loss. After hearing about Phillips's refusal, anoth...

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  • South Carolina medical student dies in Peru hiking accident
South Carolina medical student dies in Peru hiking accident

Thomas was in Peru working with an Augusta University program that helps a Peruvian non-profit for improving women's health. On June 23, he went on a hike by himself in the Andes Mountains, but never returned. He was last seen in the area of the San Jerónimo District, Cusco, according to the poster. The university is also in contact with Thomas...

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  • 8 injured after man drives into LA motel swimming pool
8 injured after man drives into LA motel swimming pool

Witnesses at the scene said there were many children in the pool when the SUV slammed into a wall and then plunged into the water. The incident occurred in Los Angeles in the evening of 25 June. The driver was traveling westbound on 1st Street turning left on Gaffey when he lost control of his SUV. The driver appeared to be in his 20s, police s...

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  • Bill Cosby's sex case will be retried, as judge declares mistrial
Bill Cosby's sex case will be retried, as judge declares mistrial

The jury deliberating for a fifth day in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial is asking for a definition of reasonable doubt. Read Camille Cosby's full statement about her husband's mistrial below. Had he been found guilty, Cosby, 79, would have faced a maximum of 10 years in prison on each count. Prosecutors said they would retry Cosby, who rem...

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  • Health care is lifeline for many
Health care is lifeline for many

When the health care bill ultimately gets called up, Democrats and Republicans alike will have opportunities for firing off amendments in the free-for-all that is the vote-a-rama. "We should not be voting on this next week". "We have a very good plan", Trump said in an interview broadcast Sunday. Johnson said he is looking forward to working ...

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  • Senate leaders try to appease members as support for health bill slips
Senate leaders try to appease members as support for health bill slips

US Senator Susan Collins said seven to eight other senators, including herself, were troubled by provisions that she believes could cut Medicaid even more than the US House version. So it's still a very hard battle for Senator McConnell to get this bill through. The issue is acute for many states that expanded healthcare eligibility und...

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  • Teen Fall 25 Feet From Park Ride Onto Crowd Of People
Teen Fall 25 Feet From Park Ride Onto Crowd Of People

Howard and his daughter, Leeann Winchell, caught the brunt of the girl's fall , and helped carry her toward emergency workers who later arrived at the scene. A cellphone video of the girl falling taken by Loren Lent of Glenville, went viral overnight, and the story was picked up by media outlets including staff-written stories in the the Washingt...

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  • OH judge declares mistrial for officer who shot Samuel DuBose
OH judge declares mistrial for officer who shot Samuel DuBose

Prosecutors will have to decide whether to try Tensing for a third time. Tensing pulled over DuBose because of an allegedly missing front plate. As of 5:30 p.m. On Friday, a grand jury in OR declined to indict a police officer who killed a 24-year-old man, who was allegedly armed with a knife. However, Police Chief Scott Haug, a use-of-force ex...

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  • Senate passes new sanctions on Iran, Russia
Senate passes new sanctions on Iran, Russia

The package also would require a congressional review if a president attempts to ease or end current penalties. In December, the Obama administration responded to Russia's provocations with a slate of sweeping measures that included the expulsion of "intelligence operatives" and sanctions on Russia's central intelligence services.

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