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Three Florida Democrats wanted Trump impeachment to proceed

WASHINGTON – A move to prompt impeachment proceedings against President Trump was defeated on Wednesday, with most Democrats joining Republicans.

But 58 Democrats opposed the GOP motion to table, including Florida Reps. Alcee Hastings, Lois Frankel and Frederica Wilson.

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Rick Scott: A model of inconsistency as Florida governor

Rick Scott: A model of inconsistency as Florida governor

TALLAHASSEE — The Rick Scott who's running for the U.S. Senate in 2018 often bears only a hazy resemblance to the newcomer who burst on the scene and became governor of Florida eight years ago.On a wide range of issues, Scott has been a model o...
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If Kavanaugh falters, could it open the door for this Florida justice?

If Kavanaugh falters, could it open the door for this Florida justice?

If Judge Brett Kavanaugh can't save his chance for an appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court because of sexual misconduct allegations, President Donald J. Trump would be forced to start the search anew.One place Trump might look is at the Florida Supr...
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Nature Coast volleyball enjoying quite the resurgence

Nature Coast volleyball enjoying quite the resurgence

BROOKSVILLE — Nature Coast is really having fun at volleyball this season. A 15-1 start can have that effect.The Sharks, coming off a season where they returned to the playoffs following a six-year drought, have already surpassed that victory t...
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A post-Florence tropical disturbance could further soak the Carolinas

A post-Florence tropical disturbance could further soak the Carolinas

It's been an busy hurricane season in the Atlantic and this week the National Hurricane Center is monitoring three tropical disturbances that have chances of strengthening -- including one that could affect the Carolinas as it continues to cope with ...
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Four questions you need answered about Andrew Gillumís corporate tax plan

Four questions you need answered about Andrew Gillumís corporate tax plan

The policy is an economic "disaster." People and companies will "flee" Florida. The Sunshine State will turn into New York or California overnight.That's just some of the messaging Republicans and business groups have used to describe Andrew Gillum's...
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Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Did Ryan Fitzpatrick do enough to keep his job?

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Did Ryan Fitzpatrick do enough to keep his job?

Rick Stroud and Times sports columnist Tom Jones break down the Bucs' 30-27 loss to the Steelers on Monday Night Football.Ryan Fitzpatrick  had a difficult first half, throwing three interceptions, but  led a second-half comeback that ...
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Meet Matt Caldwell, the state lawmaker running for Florida agriculture commissioner

Meet Matt Caldwell, the state lawmaker running for Florida agriculture commissioner

When Matt Caldwell's family settled in Gainesville in 1826, they were typical homesteaders of their era. They cleared pine trees to make room for cows and citrus crops, and worked for decades to turn their land into something productive.Seven generat...
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The magic has worn off. Time for the Bucs to start Jameis Winston

The magic has worn off. Time for the Bucs to start Jameis Winston

TAMPA — So this will be a fun and interesting week over at One Buc Place.Who's the quarterback?That question will be asked a few times. The likely answer will end up being Ryan Fitzpatrick.But this question will be asked a few dozen times:...
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He helped save a disabled man trapped in a burning house. Now, he is a letter-carrier hero

He helped save a disabled man trapped in a burning house. Now, he is a letter-carrier hero

VALRICO ó Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night are supposed to keep U.S. Postal Service workers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.Add fire to that list for Jason Moss, a letter carrier for the Sulphur Springs Post Offic...
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Marking National Voter Registration Day all over Florida

Marking National Voter Registration Day all over Florida

Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day, the largest one-day effort in America to register new voters for the Nov. 6 general election.Across Florida, county election supervisors are sponsoring registration drives and people of all perspectives are...
Updated: 2 hours ago