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Three Northwest Florida men arrested after Jan. 6 riot have no apparent ties to Proud Boys

Two busloads of Donald Trump supporters left Fort Walton Beach City Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 5, and 20 more flew out of the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport the next day. All were headed to Washington, D.C., to stand with thousands of others from across the country in support of the outgoing president as Congress prepared to formalize the results of November's general election.
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Florida Marijuana License Slated To Go To Black Farmer

TALLAHASSEE --- A Black farmer with ties to doing business in Florida will be at the head of the line for a long-awaited batch of medical-marijuana licenses in an application process that state health officials will launch soon, senior aides to Gov. Ron DeSantis said. The aides told The News...
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Tensions Remain High Between DeSantis And Florida's LGBTQ Community

Distancing himself from a controversial order from the state Transportation Department to turn off a Pride Month light display on a Jacksonville bridge, Gov. Ron DeSantis said he isn't personally involved in such decisions. "I'm not involved in bridge lighting," he said last week. There is evidence that contradicts the...
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1 killed by pickup truck at Pride parade in South Florida

WILTON MANORS, Fla. — One man was killed and another was injured Saturday evening when they were struck by a pickup truck just as a Pride parade was beginning in South Florida, police confirmed. Update 10:38 p.m. EDT June 19: A spokesperson with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department confirmed that...
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Florida's new 'critical race theory' rule might backfire on DeSantis and conservatives

Have you ever watched someone fuss and bluster to get themselves into a position that you’re pretty sure they will regret later?. If not, we suggest you dial up the discussion at the recent Florida Board of Education meeting — in which speakers supporting Gov. Ron DeSantis’ dog-whistle policy that purported to ban the teaching of “critical race theory” had to perform so many double backflips to defend the policy that they missed the clear, uncompromising language of the rule under discussion.
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Deadly Florida Pride parade crash was 'tragic accident'

Authorities said a white pickup truck was in the staging area before the start of the Stonewall Pride Parade in Wilton Manors, Fla., Saturday, when the vehicle accelerated unexpectedly and hit two pedestrians. Police say the driver, a 77-year-old man, and both pedestrians were members of the Fort Lauderdale Gay...