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Suspect in killings of 2 Fla. officers arrested at bar

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A police officer in Florida died from his injuries Saturday, a day after his colleague was killed when a suspect fired at them during a scuffle while they were on patrol. The suspect was later arrested at a bar.

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Rick Scott: I will do ‘everything I can’ to ensure Jimmy Patronis stays CFO in 2018

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A day after state Sen. Tom Lee indicated he would enter the race for Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, Gov. Rick Scott committed to helping current CFO Jimmy Patronis stay in the position. “I’ve known Jimmy for a long time. I appointed Jimmy because I think he’s going to do a really good job as the CFO,” Scott told reporters after holding a press conference touting July jobs number at a Honda dealership in Brandon. “He’ll have about a year and…

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Hillsborough Sheriff hopeful Chad Chronister says MS-13 gang not much of a threat

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Chad Chronister says that in his interview with Rick Scott last week, the governor asked him why he should appoint him to succeed David Gee as the next Sheriff of Hillsborough County.

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Gwen Graham calls on Rick Scott to ‘immediately denounce’ Donald Trump’s Charlottesville comments

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Rick Scott is set to sit down to lunch with President Trump this afternoon at the Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, New Jersey. Gwen Graham says there’s no better time for him to do what he has declined to do all week — criticize the president for his remarks last weekend equating white nationalist hate groups with the protesters opposing them in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Universities say new money helps with faculty, courses

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Florida universities are hiring more faculty, providing more scholarships and expanding course offerings and academic counseling with a $121 million boost in funding provided by the Legislature this year.

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GOP strategist Rick Wilson tees off on Donald Trump

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As the Republican field running for governor grows, a top GOP strategist offered some advice Wednesday to candidates seeking to follow term-limited Gov. Rick Scott. “Just don’t be Trump’s mini-me, a simple rule,” Rick Wilson told the Capital Tiger Bay Club in a luncheon speech.

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Florida official: There are no ticket quotas for troopers

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The head of the Florida agency that oversees state’s highway patrol insists troopers don’t have ticket quotas.

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