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Joe Gruters files ‘political’ hate crimes bill

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A House member has filed proposed legislation to add violence based on “political affiliation or beliefs” to the state’s list of hate crimes.

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University of Florida: White nationalists are not permanently barred

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University of Florida says it is not permanently barring a group headed by white nationalist Richard Spencer from speaking at its campus.

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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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Public schools grappling with Confederate names, images

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With a new school year dawning, education officials are grappling with whether to remove the names, images and statues of Confederate figures from public schools — especially since some are now filled with students of color.

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Rick Scott says Capitol monument is issue for lawmakers

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Gov. Rick Scott says proposals to remove a Confederate soldier monument from the Capitol grounds should be handled through the Legislature, where the controversial issue could be discussed early next year.

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Starbucks chairman questions country’s ‘moral fiber’

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Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz says the events surrounding a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend have put the “moral fiber” of the country in question.

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Donald Trump’s die-hard supporters show no signs of straying

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They wash their hands of neo-Nazis and wag their fingers at leftists. They denounce a press corps they see as biased and controversies they view as manufactured. But in the frenzied blame game over the deadly violence at a rally of white supremacists, Donald Trump‘s loyal base is happy to absolve the president himself.

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