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Florida city says ‘game over’ to inflatable Super Mario

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A Florida city is saying “game over” to a business owner’s decision to inflate a 9-foot-tall (2.7-meter-tall) Super Mario outside his shop. Scott Fisher owns a video game store in the city of Orange Park, a suburb of Jacksonville. He says the city is acting like the Super Mario Bros. game villain Bowser. Fisher filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday arguing that the town’s ban violates his free speech. Lawyers with the conservative law organization Institute for Justice are representing…

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Third-party candidate to again challenge Travis Cummings in NE Florida House seat

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State Rep. Travis Cummings looks to have a more or less clear shot at re-election to his third term in the state House, though Libertarian Ken Willey announced on Friday that he will take another quixotic shot at overtaking the sophomore Republican. Willey should not be confused with fellow minor-party crusader Adrian Wyllie, who mounted a 2014 Libertarian run for governor, gaining some  traction in the press but only 3.8 percent of the final vote. Willey matched up against Cummings last November in a…

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