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Patrick Murphy campaign calls on Alan Grayson to donate profits from Eritrean investment

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(Update) The Patrick Murphy Senate campaign is calling on Alan Grayson to donate to charity his profit of $100,000 to as much as $1 million from “slave labor in the east African nation of Eritrea.” The request stems from a story posted by BloombergPolitics that reports that Grayson’s family has cashed in a long-held investment in a mining company that derives its revenue almost entirely from Eritrea, a small East African country. Human Rights Watch labeled Eritrea “a pariah state,” in part, for its system…

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Patrick Murphy heralds new reservoir for ailing Indian River Lagoon

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U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy joined officials with the Army Corps of Engineers to hail the start of construction on a major project to build a new 3,400-acre reservoir to help relieve pressure on the Indian River Lagoon and St. Lucie River. Murphy attended a ceremony in Stuart Friday morning, where federal, state and local officials broke ground on the C-44 Reservoir, part of a larger Stormwater Treatment Area project. The project will ultimately yield a reservoir capable of holding and treating 16 billion gallons of stormwater…

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