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For Red Cross, hurricanes bring both donations and criticism

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Confronted with back-to-back major hurricanes, the American Red Cross has received a huge outpouring of financial support — and a simultaneous barrage of criticism based on its struggles to respond to several past disasters.

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`Dreamers’ decision creates dilemma for Republicans

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President Donald Trump‘s decision to do away with his predecessor’s policy that benefited hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants known as “dreamers” has put Florida Republicans in a bind.

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Tampa Dreamers denounce Donald Trump decision on DACA

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The fight is only beginning, say Tampa Bay-area residents who face deportation because of Tuesday’s decision by the Donald Trump administration to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). “This is an attack on our community, so I want everybody to come together and fight, because this is not the end,” said Valentina Ortiz, 26, at a news conference by immigration advocates in Ybor City’s Centennial Park. “I have a lot of emotions — sad, mad, but it’s not…

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Jack Latvala joins call to save DACA

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Jack Latvala joined the chorus of so far mostly Democrats calling for preservation of the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” program to let young, undocumented immigrants stay in the United States. Latvala, the state senator from Clearwater, directed his call not at President Donald Trump, who has signaled he will end the President Barack Obama program as early as Tuesday, but at Congress and the Republican Party.

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Andrew Gillum says an end to DACA would be ‘moral stain’

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum joined the call to save the program allowing young, undocumented immigrants to stay in America, charging that President Donald Trump‘s anticipated repeal of DACA would be a “moral stain.”

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Hillsborough lawmakers call on state and feds to reject Medicaid cuts

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Hillsborough County Democratic lawmakers Wednesday called on Gov. Rick Scott and the GOP-led Congress to reject potential cuts to Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). President Donald Trump’s budget plans unveiled earlier this year would reduce the Children’s Health Insurance Program by at least 20 percent over the next two fiscal years and slash Medicaid, which covers millions of children.

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Donald Trump order undermines rebuilding better for future floods

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Two weeks before Harvey’s floodwaters engulfed much of Houston, President Donald Trump quietly rolled back an order by his predecessor that would have made it easier for storm-ravaged communities to use federal emergency aid to rebuild bridges, roads and other structures so they can better withstand future disasters.

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