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After blast in Turkey, Vern Buchanan again seeks ban on Syrian refugees

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U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, a Republican from Sarasota, is joining the list of conservatives including GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump in calling on the U.S. to block Syrian refugees from seeking asylum on American soil. He’s asking the Senate to pass the American SAFE (Security Against Foreign Enemies) Act that would bar Syrian refugees from entering the U.S. until there’s a more thorough vetting process in place. The bill has already passed the U.S. House of Representatives, but is stalled…

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Bill filed to replace Confederate general statue at U.S. Capitol

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A Miami-Dade lawmaker introduced legislation on Tuesday to replace the statue of a Confederate Army general at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. If passed, the bill (HB 141) would ask Congress to remove the statue of Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith and replace it with another “prominent Florida citizen.” The new statue would be paid for by the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, the bill says. The bill was filed by state Rep. Jose Felix Diaz, the Miami Republican who chairs…

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