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Florida-Georgia water case official orders settlement talks

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A court official on Tuesday ordered attorneys for Florida and Georgia to try again to settle a yearslong dispute over water use in the region. Special Master Ralph Lancaster gave the states until Jan. 24 to meet and encouraged them to use a mediator. He also ordered the states to file a confidential report to him by Jan. 26 summarizing their efforts to reach a settlement. The dispute focuses on a watershed in western Georgia, eastern Alabama and the Florida…

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RNC, Donald Trump campaign encouraged by early voting in Florida

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Republicans are running ahead of 2012 trends in early voting and Democrats are running behind, and that may also be reflected among voters who are newly registered or who’ve rarely voted in the past, officials of the Donald Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee said Friday morning. In a national news conference phone call Friday morning, RNC Political Director Chris Carr said in the first four days of early voting, 477,600 Democrats voted and 439,800 Republicans voted in Florida, giving Democrats…

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