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Tallahassee Democrat turns “Republican” for a day

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As an April Fools’ Day prank, the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper renamed itself the “Tallahassee Republican” on Friday. “It’s a one-day special and our little April Fools’ joke — designed to acknowledge those who supposedly wince at our name,” wrote retired columnist Gerald V. Ensley Jr. Ensley explains that the newspaper, which has had “Democrat” in its name since its beginnings in 1905, isn’t “a tool of the Democratic Party” and anybody who still thinks that “doesn’t read this newspaper or…

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