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Want to ‘reduce emotional indigestion’ this holiday season? Report says be positive, self-aware, flexible

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From a contentious election to a litany of tragedies, it’s safe to say 2016 has been a stressful year. And this, according to a recent report from Queendom.com and Psychtests.com, could lead to “potentially unpleasant discussions around the dinner table this holiday season, aided and abetted, perhaps, by one too many cups of eggnog.” Researchers at the company released a report Monday looking at traits that could come in handy this season and “reduce emotional indigestion.” “The holidays are generally…

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Many Thanksgiving travelers hoping to leave politics behind

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When Mary Mitchell gathers with family for Thanksgiving, she plans to enjoy cooking with her sister, a satisfying meal and maybe a game of charades afterward. One thing that’s not on the list: politics. “It’s kind of a sacred time for family to be together, be thankful and enjoy a holiday,” Mitchell said Monday as she waited for a flight from New Orleans to her home in Chicago. “I really don’t think … that the political arena should be given…

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Rick Scott prefers to remain in Tallahassee rather than join Donald Trump administration

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Gov. Rick Scott said Wednesday he has no interest in a job in the Trump administration. “No,” he said when asked about it during a news conference. “I’ve got 789 days left in this job. I ran to get this job twice, both hard-fought races. I believe in this state,” Scott said. “I’ll do anything I can to help President Donald Trump to be successful. But I like this job, and I want to finish this job.” Although he rarely…

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Republican Amber Mariano defeats Amanda Murphy in HD 36

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Amber Mariano is heading to Tallahassee. Mariano, the 21-year-old daughter of Pasco County Commissioner Jack Mariano, defeated Rep. Amanda Murphy in House District 36. The Hudson Republican received 51 percent of the vote, or 34,337 votes, according to unofficial election results. Murphy, a New Port Richey Democrat, received 49 percent of the vote, or 33,589 votes. Mariano told the Tampa Bay Times she thought Republican nominee Donald Trump “really helped” her out. Trump, according to the newspaper, won Pasco County…

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New Florida poll shows Hillary Clinton with 3-point lead over Donald Trump, tight race between Marco Rubio and Patrick Murphy

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A new poll of likely Florida voters gives Hillary Clinton one of her largest leads in weeks. According to a new poll from St. Pete Polls, Clinton holds a 3-point lead over Republican Donald Trump in the Sunshine State. The poll of 2,319 likely Florida voters shows Clinton at 48 percent, followed by Trump at 45 percent. Libertarian Gary Johnson received 3 percent support, while Green Party candidate Jill Stein got 1 percent. About 2 percent of respondents said they were voting…

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Kevin Cate: Hillary Clinton will win by a Florida landslide

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Hillary Clinton will win Florida, and therefore, the presidency. Floridians have been voting since Sept. 19, and Hillary has led the Real Clear Politics (RCP) Florida average almost every single one of those days. Since Sept. 25, she’s led or been tied with Donald Trump all but four days — the Comey fallout, and tonight, as I write this, she’s down 0.2 percent. At FloridaTurnout.com, we are treating every day votes are cast as one inning. In Florida, we have…

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Poll: Charlie Crist holds five-point lead over David Jolly on eve of election

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Charlie Crist could be heading to Washington, D.C. A new poll from St. Pete Polls shows the former governor holds a five-point lead over Rep. David Jolly in Florida’s 13th Congressional District. The survey — conducted for FloridaPolitics.com — shows nearly 51 percent of voters said they were backing Crist, compared to nearly 46 percent backing Jolly. About 4 percent of respondents said they were still unsure. The poll of 844 likely Florida voters was conducted on Nov. 6. It has…

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