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James Buchanan adds Marco Rubio endorsement

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Republican James Buchanan keeps racking up endorsements for his House District 72 campaign, and Wednesday he added the one of the biggest names in Florida Politics to the list in U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio.

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City Council candidate Robert Blackmon adds two endorsements ahead of Election Day

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St. Petersburg City Council candidate Robert Blackmon announced endorsements Thursday from a former council member and the chair of the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority.

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The new civics course in schools: How to avoid fake news

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Teachers from elementary school through college are telling students how to distinguish between factual and fictional news — and why they should care that there’s a difference. As Facebook works with The Associated Press, FactCheck.org and other organizations to curb the spread of fake and misleading news on its influential network, teachers say classroom instruction can play a role in deflating the kind of “Pope endorses Trump” headlines that muddied the waters during the 2016 presidential campaign. “I think only…

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Campaign chair plays down Donald Trump-Paul Ryan rift

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The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (all times local): 7:55 a.m. Donald Trump‘s campaign chairman is playing down a rift between the Republican nominee and House Speaker Paul Ryan. Paul Manafort acknowledged “a conflict within the Trump campaign” after vice presidential candidate Mike Pence endorsed Ryan a day after Trump declined to do so. Manafort spoke on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Manafort the campaign has “sort of had a rule of not getting involved in primaries.” He said Ryan’s…

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Chuck Yeager “endorsement” of Donald Trump? False, Snopes says

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Snopes.com has debunked the recent “endorsement” of presidential candidate Donald Trump by aviation hero and retired Air Force Gen. Chuck Yeager. The latest online legend began as a Nov. 5 post on “conservative strategist” Gary Forbes‘ blog. An about 1,900-word article purportedly written by the 92-year-old former test pilot — famous for the being first person to break the sound barrier — reads as a defense of Trump. For example, “while it may surprise many, he’s actually humble when it comes to his generosity and…

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