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Critics of Confederate monument: ‘Move the damn statue’

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Less than 24 hours before a vote to remove a controversial Confederate monument, a coalition of Tampa political leaders and activists is asking one member of the Hillsborough County Commission who voted last month to maintain the monument to change their mind. “The bottom line to those three remaining commissioners … I just got one message for you,” Tampa City Councilman Frank Roddick said at a press conference in front of the monument on Tuesday afternoon. “Vote to move the damn statue.”

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Advocates call on Marco Rubio to protect immigrant families as Donald Trump era begins

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House Speaker Paul Ryan told a national cable television audience Thursday night that federal troops won’t be coming after undocumented immigrants once Donald Trump takes power next week. But that comment alone isn’t likely to reverse the high anxiety felt in that community. On Saturday, Latino immigrant rights groups are planning for a national day of protest and activities around immigrant and refugee rights. On Friday, representatives from various organizations expressed their own concerns at a news conference inside the West Tampa offices of Mi Familia…

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Latino activists protest at Donald Trump rally in Tampa

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As thousands of Donald Trump supporters were heading into the Florida State Fairgrounds on another hot and sticky August morning Wednesday, a group of immigration activists gathered at the sidewalk in front of the main entrance gate off of U.S. Highway 301 to denounce Trump and his statements about Mexicans and immigration. Although new Trump’s new campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, hinted the GOP presidential nominee was rethinking his radical proposal to deport the approximately 11 million undocumented people in the U.S.,…

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