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Hillary Clinton: Protesters ‘marching for our values’

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The Latest on the Women’s March on Washington and associated protests around the world (all times EST): 10:10 a.m. Hillary Clinton is praising those attending the Women’s March on Washington. The former Democratic nominee for president is thanking attendees on Twitter for “standing, speaking and marching for our values.” She says it’s as “important as ever.” Clinton is also reviving her campaign slogan and says in the tweet she believes “we’re always Stronger Together.” Clinton’s show of support for the…

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Women descend on DC to push back against new president

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Throngs of women determined to push back against the new American president descended on the nation’s capital and other cities around the globe Saturday for marches aimed at showing Donald Trump they won’t be silent over the next four years. They came wearing bright pink “pussyhats” and wielding signs with messages such as “Women won’t back down” and “Less fear more love.” City officials tweeted that organizers of the Women’s March on Washington had increased the expected turnout there to…

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Bob Buckhorn battles his first major test as Tampa Mayor

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By any measure, Tampa has flourished since its citizens elected Bob Buckhorn to become Mayor in 2011. Saddled with budget deficits in his first couple of years in office, he adroitly put the city’s economy back on solid footing post-recession. There’s been a plethora of new parks and swimming pools built throughout the city, and an expanded Riverwalk has brought a whole new focus to downtown. Improvements have been made in quality of life issues like code enforcement, adding new street lights to…

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Former N.J. Gov. Thomas Kean to give commencement speech at Eckerd College

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Former GOP New Jersey Gov. Thomas Kean will be speak at the Eckerd College Commencement on Sunday, May 17. Called “the courtly elder statesmen of New Jersey Republicanism,” by The Wall Street Journal, the 79-year-old Kean is perhaps best known nationally as being the co-chair (along with former Democratic U.S. Rep. Lee Hamilton) of the 9/11 Commission Report, published in 2003. Kean served as governor in New Jersey from 1982-90. Like one of his successors, Christine Whitman, Kean is associated with that dying…

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