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Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone involved in hit-and-run

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Longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone says a car he was riding in this week in Florida was struck by a hit-and-run driver. In a statement to The Associated Press, Stone described the incident as “suspicious,” coming as he is under scrutiny for his communication with the Russian-linked hacker Guccifer 2.0. Stone tweeted that he was uninjured in the crash except for blurry vision in his right eye. Stone says the car he was riding in was “T-boned” by a large,…

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Democrats divided on free trade agreement in South Florida

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Although a majority of House Democrats rejected President Obama on expanding his trade negotiating power, two of the three Democrats who met the press hours before the Florida Democratic Party’s big summer dinner did and do support the Trans Pacific Partnership. “We are a big tent party, and we have wide ranging views on the best approach to dealing with trade,” said Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the DNC Chair and Congresswoman from South Florida at a press conference held hours before…

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Bill doesn’t lift prohibition on plastic bag bans but does allow pilot programs

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A pilot program is a small step — but it is a step forward nonetheless, critics of disposable plastic shopping bags said Wednesday. A Senate committee on Wednesday approved a bill that allows coastal communities to create a 2-1/2-year pilot program to regulate or ban plastic bags. Critics say plastic bags become litter that choke waterways and often are eaten by sea turtles and other marine life because they look like jellyfish. California enacted a statewide ban in 2014. But…

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