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Vern Buchanan calls for Senate to pass his bill on harsher punishment of cop killers

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Vern Buchanan is seizing on heavy media coverage of a New York City police officer’s execution Wednesday, calling for the U.S. Senate to pass legislation making the murder or attempted murder of a police officer an “aggravating” factor in death penalty determinations. New York City Police Officer Miosotis Familia was sitting in the back of a marked van writing in her memo book when she was shot and killed with no warning by a gunman at around 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday.…

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Mitch Perry Report for 8.15.16 -Team USA Basketball team continues to barely get by in XXXI Olympiad

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Time for sport, as they say on the BBC. Well, so much for those stories about how those dire predictions about how the Rio Olympics have been proven wrong: Yesterday in Rio, U.S. gold medalist Ryan Lochte said robbers posing as police pointed a gun at his head and took his money, while three other U.S. swimmers with him were forced to lie on the ground by their assailants and also were robbed. Things had been going so smoothly in Brazil until then, hadn’t…

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Bob Buckhorn blasts Donald Trump’s decade old comments on exploiting the housing market collapse

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Citing reports about Donald Trump rooted for the housing market to collapse a decade ago, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn called such sentiments “shameful” and “disqualifying” during a short conference call organized by the Hillary Clinton campaign on Tuesday. “I don’t know about you, but I’m not sure how you make America great again by rooting for it to fail so that you can make a quick buck, or to advise people that in the wreckage of the hopes and aspirations of…

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Steve Schale is one Florida Democrat who wants Joe Biden to enter presidential campaign

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Reports continued to surface over the weekend that Joe Biden is calling old friends and potential allies about the possibility that he could enter into the Democratic presidential race. In some quarters of the Democratic Party, there are increasing concerns about the viability of front-runner Hillary Clinton‘s candidacy, as reports of the current “emailgate” scandal continue to emerge. Although she maintains a strong lead nationally and in most states against Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator’s rising poll numbers in New Hampshire…

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