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Attica remembered? Florida quells major prison disturbance

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The Florida Department of Corrections says hundreds of inmates created a major disturbance at a Holmes County prison. The department said the prison remained on lockdown Thursday after the incident the night before, but the disturbance has been resolved. One prisoner injured another inmate during the incident, but no staff was hurt. The department is assessing damages and has transported prisoners involved elsewhere. The department said it wouldn’t provide more information until after an investigation. There have been news reports…

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Email insights: Matt Gaetz enters the fray over ‘In God We Trust’

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For state Rep. Matt Gaetz, “In God We Trust” is more than the nation’s motto since 1956. In a new email, Gaetz says it is “literally” the founding values of both Florida and the United States. So when Police Chief Chris Wells of Bonifay – a small town in Holmes County — is criticized for wanting to keep “In God We Trust” decals on police vehicles, Gaetz felt obliged to step in. Gaetz asks supporters: “Do you think it is…

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