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After Las Vegas, Chris King condemns inaction on gun laws, calls for action

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris King responded to the Las Vegas massacre by lashing out at “Florida’s one-party government” for not pursuing gun law changes after the Pulse nightclub massacre, saying it is time for action.

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Equality Florida launches Pulse commemorative action campaign

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Florida’s largest LGBT advocacy group Equality Florida is launching a #HonorThemWithAction campaign in advance of the June 12 commemoration of people killed, wounded and affected by the Pulse nightclub massacre. The effort at this point aims at creating online rallying opportunities for people interested in contributing time and action to the myriad events being planned for June 11 and 12 both in Florida and nationally, and to find ways to unite in resistance to discrimination and hatred of gays, said Equality Florida Public…

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Man pleads guilty to impersonating senator to erase loan

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A Florida man has pleaded guilty to impersonating a U.S. senator to avoid paying off his home loan. A U.S. Attorney’s Office news release says 67-year-old Sidney Hines pleaded guilty Tuesday in Tampa federal court. He faces up to three years in prison. Court papers say Hines secured a HomeSaver Advance loan of $5,864 for his New Port Richey home in October 2008. Hines reportedly failed to make the payments. Officials say Hines called a collection agency five times between…

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