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Harper Lee “would be extremely upset” with Donald Trump rhetoric, “Scout” says

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The actress who portrayed the iconic role of Scout onscreen in Harper Lee‘s classic tale “To Kill A Mockingbird” decried the “inflammatory and divisive” rhetoric of Donald Trump, saying the late Lee would not have approved, either. “I think she would be extremely upset with some of our politicians who are not being realistic, and who are pulling this country apart,” said Mary Badham, who was 10 when she appeared as “Scout” with Oscar winner Gregory Peck in the 1962 film.…

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Today on Context Florida: Virginia & gun violence, Watchman & racism and understanding poverty

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Today on Context Florida: Reporter Melissa Ross reflects on the murder of two Virginia television journalists, which took place live on air Wednesday. She recalled the night she heard shots while covering a story, and implores everyone – of all colors and backgrounds – to see how gun violence affects everyone. That in itself has become a point of contention, like most American debates. Yolanda Hood has never read Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird and likely will never read it.…

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Today on Context Florida: Alan Grayson, Florida Supreme Court and Go Set a Watchman

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Today on Context Florida: Supporters and detractors of U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson agree: He’s a lightning rod. The Republican Party of Florida loves this about him because it provides fresh material for attack ads. The Democratic establishment hates it because it screws up the possibility of having a clean, organized, efficient, and mostly boring primary. But politics is supposed to be about passion says Chris Timmons. It is supposed to be fun. The Florida Supreme Court has the final say in…

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