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FBI reviews handling of terrorism-related tips

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The FBI has been reviewing the handling of thousands of terrorism-related tips and leads from the past three years to make sure they were properly investigated and no obvious red flags were missed, The Associated Press has learned. The review follows attacks by people who were once on the FBI’s radar but who have been accused in the past 12 months of massacring innocents in an Orlando, Florida, nightclub, injuring people on the streets of New York City, and gunning…

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Donald Trump steps up effort to dispute and distract on Russia

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After weeks on the defensive, President Donald Trump has stepped up his efforts to dispute, downplay and distract from revelations stemming from the investigations into the Kremlin’s interference in last year’s election and possible Russian ties to his campaign associates. The White House says the real story is not about Russia — it’s about how Obama administration officials allegedly leaked and mishandled classified material about Americans. Trump and his aides have accused former officials of inappropriately disclosing — or “unmasking”…

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Vern Buchanan discusses laundry list of priorities for upcoming session of Congress

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Congressman Vern Buchanan will head back to Washington D.C. next week armed with a laundry list of things he is looking to get done. As Congress returns from its summer break, the Sarasota Republican outlined several issues he wants to address during the upcoming four-week session: national security, emergency funding for Zika, and mental health reform. “Congress returns to Washington next week with a short, but important, list of priorities that need to be accomplished,” Buchanan said Friday. “First and most important for…

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At DNC ‘Women of the House’ presentation, Florida candidates talk up Hillary Clinton’s good points

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At the Democratic National Convention’s Women of the House presentation, an array of women either in the House of Representatives or running for it in this year’s election made their case for what Hillary Clinton will do as president to advance a wide variety of issues. In their arsenal were a slew of Democratic talking points: abortion and health care rights, women in business, technological innovation and entrepreneurship, foreign policy, gun control and veterans. Seventh District candidate Stephanie Murphy, 10th…

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Todd Wilcox urges action to deal with ISIS

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For Todd Wilcox, the Orlando shooting hit close to home. He lives 15 miles away south from the nightclub where 49 people were killed, and 53 more were injured early Sunday morning. His youngest daughter, now seven years old, was born at the hospital across the street. His oldest daughter, a 23-year-old recent graduate, lives near Lake Eola, where a vigil was held Sunday night to honor the victims. “It was just gut wrenching to see what happened,” said Wilcox.…

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Todd Wilcox to focus on national security during statewide tour

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Todd Wilcox will focus on national security during a three-day campaign swing through the state later this week. Wilcox, one of five Republicans running for U.S. Senate, announced Monday he plans to discuss national security issues on his three-day “Preserving Peace through Strength” campaign swing. The statewide tour will come just days after 49 people were killed and more than 50 were injured in a mass shooting at a nightclub in Orlando. In a statement Monday, the Orlando Republican said…

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Todd Wilcox brings ground-level view of foreign affairs to U.S. Senate race

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If companies want to know who to trust to do business in civil-war-torn Ukraine, they might contact Maitland-based Strategic Risk Management LLC. for privately-researched background intelligence reports. Companies that need to move goods through the dicier parts of Afghanistan might call on Winter Park-based Innovative Logistics LLC to handle the planes, warehouses, trucks and security. And if the U.S. Department of Defense, or a trusted American ally, wants special operations training and support services to prepare missions in some other unstable backwater nation, they might turn…

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