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Reps. Morales and Benjamin’s Bill on Educational Opportunities for Disabled Veterans Heads to the Florida House

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN) – Representative Daisy Morales’s (D-Orlando) and Representative Christopher Benjamin’s (D- Miami Gardens) HB 1347, that will provide disabled veterans the opportunity to receive certain federal educational assistance benefits passed it final committee of reference Thursday. It received 19 yeas and 0 nays. This bill would allow those veterans who are deemed eligible the opportunity to…

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Barber Services Bill Heads to Governor Ron DeSantis’ Desk

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN) – In January 2019, Governor Ron DeSantis kicked off his Deregathon at Valencia College in Orlando. DeSantis was looking at ways to remove “harmful” professional licensing regulations, and highlighted barriers against licensed barbers. On Wednesday, state lawmakers passed identical bills unanimously in the Florida House and Senate that would allow barbers to cut…

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Kim compares North Korea’s economic woes to 1990s famine

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for waging another “arduous march” to fight severe economic difficulties, for the first time comparing them to a 1990s famine that killed hundreds of thousands. Kim had previously said his country faces the “worst-ever” situation due to several factors, including the coronavirus…

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Authorities: NFL player Phillip Adams killed 5, then himself

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Former NFL player Phillip Adams fatally shot five people, including a prominent doctor, his wife and their two grandchildren before killing himself early Thursday. York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson told a news conference that investigators had not yet determined a motive for Wednesday’s mass shooting. “There’s nothing right now that…

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Expert: Lack of oxygen killed George Floyd, not drugs

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — George Floyd died of a lack of oxygen from being pinned to the pavement with a knee on his neck, medical experts testified at former Officer Derek Chauvin’s murder trial, emphatically rejecting the defense theory that Floyd’s drug use and underlying health problems killed him. “A healthy person subjected to what Mr. Floyd was subjected to…

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Gaetz says he won’t resign over ‘false’ sex allegations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Matt Gaetz said he will not leave Congress and denied that he “slept with” an underage girl, suggesting that accusations against him stem from political foes angry that he “loathes the swamp.” The Florida Republican, starting his fifth year in Congress, has been battling to preserve his political career since reports last week…

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MLB All-Star Game Yanked from Georgia Over Voting Law

NEW YORK (AP) — Atlanta lost Major League Baseball’s summer All-Star Game on Friday over the league’s objections to sweeping changes to Georgia voting laws that critics — including the CEOs of Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines and Coca-Cola — have condemned as being too restrictive. The decision to pull the July 13 game from Atlanta’s…

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