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Donald Trump’s options for restoring travel ban

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President Donald Trump has promised more legal action after a federal appeals court refused to reinstate his ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations. Trump tweeted “SEE YOU IN COURT” after the decision came out Thursday, but what he has in mind remains to be seen. Trump said Friday that he has “no doubt” he will win the case in court and told reporters he’s considering signing a “brand-new order” on immigration. The 3-0 ruling means that refugees and…

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FSU president says he’s ‘deeply concerned’ about Donald Trump travel ban

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John Thrasher, the former Republican lawmaker turned college president, released a statement Sunday saying Florida State University is “deeply concerned” about President Donald Trump‘s immigration order. The order Trump issued Friday includes a 90-day ban on travel to the U.S. by citizens of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen, and a 120-day suspension of the U.S. refugee program. The travel ban is causing confusion and uncertainty at universities nationwide, Thrasher says, causing disruption and worry among students, researchers, faculty and staff who are citizens of the…

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Gus Bilirakis: Keeping our nation’s promise to Veterans

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Each time I have the privilege of meeting the heroes who wore our nation’s uniform, I am reminded they represent the very best of America. From World War II and Korea, to Vietnam and Iraq and Afghanistan, we would not be the nation we are today without those who served. Veterans Day is an important time to pause and give thanks to the men and women, most of whom we will never personally know, who sacrificed on our behalf. However,…

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Fact check: Donald Trump on Iraq War

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A claim from the presidential debate and how it stacks up with the facts: TRUMP: “Wrong. Wrong,” he said when Clinton pointed out that he supported the Iraq war. Trump later returned to the issue when asked about it by moderator Lester Holt. “I did not support the war in Iraq,” he said. “That is a mainstream media nonsense put out by her. I was against the war in Iraq.” THE FACTS: There is no evidence Trump expressed public opposition…

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911 transcript: Orlando gunman said he was Islamic soldier

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Orlando gunman Omar Mateen spoke in Arabic to a 911 dispatcher, identified himself an Islamic soldier and demanded to a crisis negotiator that the U.S. “stop bombing Syria and Iraq,” according to transcripts released by the FBI on Monday. The partial, printed transcripts were of three conversations Mateen had with the police during the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, in which 49 people died and dozens were wounded. Those communications, along with Facebook posts Mateen made before and…

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Todd Wilcox kicks off his “Preserving Peace through Strength” statewide tour in Tampa

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GOP Senate candidate Todd Wilcox says his campaign strategy won’t change a bit if Marco Rubio enters the contest for the seat he gave up over a year ago to run for president. “There’s currently a contrast between me and all the other candidates in this crowded field, and that contrast is as stark between me and them as it will be between me and Marco Rubio,” says Wilcox. The former Iraq War veteran and CIA case officer kicked off his “Preserving Peace through Strength” tour on…

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Todd Wilcox brings ground-level view of foreign affairs to U.S. Senate race

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If companies want to know who to trust to do business in civil-war-torn Ukraine, they might contact Maitland-based Strategic Risk Management LLC. for privately-researched background intelligence reports. Companies that need to move goods through the dicier parts of Afghanistan might call on Winter Park-based Innovative Logistics LLC to handle the planes, warehouses, trucks and security. And if the U.S. Department of Defense, or a trusted American ally, wants special operations training and support services to prepare missions in some other unstable backwater nation, they might turn…

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