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Florida calls teen ‘too immature’ for an abortion. But forced motherhood is fine?

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A Florida court has held that a pregnant and parentless 16-year-old is not mature enough to have an abortion – but is, apparently, mature enough to raise a child after being forced into childbirth by the state. This c...

Florida Republicans targeted Black voters, DoJ says

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Good morning. Florida Republicans intentionally targeted Black voters in voting restrictions enacted last year, the justice department has said in a court filing. The department said it agreed with a lower court’s fin...

Florida Republicans targeted Black voters, justice department says in filing

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Florida Republicans intentionally targeted Black voters when they enacted new voting restrictions last year, the justice department said in a court filing on Wednesday. The department told a federal appellate court th...

Florida court rules teenager ‘not mature enough’ to have abortion

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A pregnant teenager will be blocked from getting an abortion, a Florida court ruled on Monday. The 16-year-old initially petitioned to terminate her pregnancy, citing being a student and unemployed as reasons she is u...

Ron DeSantis suspends Florida prosector who promised not to enforce abortion ban

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Ron DeSantis, the Republican governor of Florida, suspended the elected state prosecutor of Tampa on Thursday, for pledging not to enforce a new 15-week abortion ban and for supporting gender transition treatments for...

Florida woman arrested for driving golf cart on highway while drunk, police say

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A woman with an open bottle of Jack Daniel’s whiskey in a bag was arrested for driving a golf cart on Florida’s busiest interstate while drunk, according to an arrest report. The 58-year-old woman was arrested on Satu...

Men without women: Florida attorney wins Hemingway Look-Alike crown

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Some came in fisherman’s sweaters. Others wore sportsmen’s attire. But it was the cream-colored sweater of the attorney Jon Auvil that caught the eye of judges who awarded him a coveted title on Saturday, for most res...

Florida chef’s pink sauce videos stir up TikTok backlash

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It’s pink. It’s a sauce. It’s called, rather prosaically, Pink Sauce. And it’s doing a very good job of trying to break the internet right now. A Florida chef’s TikTok videos showing her dunking fried chicken, french ...

Florida woman calls expert to flush iguana out of her toilet

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A Florida woman was surprised by an uninvited guest in her bathroom on Saturday night: an iguana in her toilet. Michelle Reynolds told WSVN that when she went to the bathroom, she “did a quick turnaround because I saw...

Florida restores state abortion ban beyond 15 weeks after temporary halt

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After a judge in Florida temporarily halted a state law banning abortions beyond 15 weeks of pregnancy, a state appeal restored the ban on Tuesday. Judge John C Cooper of an appellate court in Florida’s capital of Tal...

Florida teen who faces losing leg after shark attack says: don’t fear the ocean

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A teenager who was in hospital to have her right leg amputated on Tuesday after a shark bit her off Florida’s coast said she had no intention of abandoning her love for the water. “Don’t be scared of the ocean,” Addis...

A Florida power company didn’t like a journalist’s commentary. Its consultants had him followed

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Consultants working for America’s largest power company covertly monitored a Jacksonville journalist and obtained a report containing his social security number and other sensitive personal information, leaked documen...

‘I’m scared’: Florida faces uncertain abortion future as 15-week ban set to take effect

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Originally published by the 19th Herman Miller never asks his patients why they come to his office, but sometimes they tell him anyway. There are people who desperately wanted a child and then found out at 16 weeks pr...

Florida supreme court declines to rule gerrymandered voting map unconstitutional

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Florida’s supreme court has declined to hear a request to rule on whether the state’s new congressional map was unconstitutional, a decision that means it will probably be more difficult for Black voters in north Flor...

South America’s cold snap eases and Agatha moves towards Florida

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Exceptionally cold conditions persisted across South America earlier this week. The conditions were alarming at the northern extent with unseasonably low temperature anomalies recorded as far north as the Tropics. The...

Move over, Florida: Georgia the new battleground as Trump goes all in

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Greg Bump will not vote for Governor Brian Kemp because “he sold us out in the election”. Todd Allinger is backing Kemp because “what he’s done for the state of Georgia has been really positive”. Teresa Richmond likes...

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