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Rick Scott orders flags at half-staff for Central Florida officers

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Gov. Rick Scott has ordered flags at half-staff to honor two first responders killed in Central Florida. The governor issued the directive Thursday. “My wife Ann and I join Floridians across the state in praying for these officers and their families during this unimaginable time,” he said. “We ask that God provide them with much needed healing, comfort and hope.” The U.S. and Florida flags will be flown at half-staff at the County Courthouse in Orange County, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office…

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911 calls: ‘Gunshots going like crazy’ in Pulse nightclub

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A mother called 911 for help as she texted with her son, who was trapped inside the Pulse nightclub. A sister told a dispatcher that her 20-year-old brother also was trapped, in a bathroom at the gay club, and that “he said there were a lot of dead people.” People were texting, calling and video-chatting for help during the mass shooting of 49 people in June, and their loved ones frantically called police dispatchers in turn, according to numerous audio…

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Annette Taddeo perfectly represents the problem blacks have with Florida Democrats

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The last thing Democrat Annette Taddeo needs is another bump in the road on the so-far rocky campaign trail, but she may well have one on her hands. According to blogger and activist Jason Henry, Taddeo is not immune to some of the racially tinged criticisms that have befallen some of her Anglo counterparts in the Florida Democratic Party. Henry says that while he was working for the Crist for Governor campaign in 2014, he caught wind of Taddeo offering her private thoughts on the ever fraught dynamics between…

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