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Rick Scott, Richard Corcoran renew rebukes of white supremacists

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While avoiding comment on what President Donald Trump had to say in the wake of the Charlottesville events, Gov. Rick Scott renewed his condemnations Monday of the KKK, white supremacist and neo-Nazis.

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George Gainer takes a licking on social media

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Social media reaction was hard and swift this weekend against state Sen. George Gainer, the Panama City Republican who filed legislation last session to remove liability for drivers who “unintentionally” hurt or kill protesters or others “obstruct(ing)” traffic. On Saturday, Gainer tweeted, “If I do not love, I am nothing,” quoting Paul’s First Epistle to the Corinthians.

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Environmental activists rally, march to stop Sabal Trail pipeline

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A group of environmental activists gathered in Williams Park across from Duke Energy on Thursday to send a message: Stop the Sabal Trail pipeline. The protest was spearheaded by volunteers from Greenpeace St. Pete and the Sierra Club. The St. Petersburg rally was one of five across the state Thursday. Others were scheduled in Miami, Jacksonville, Tallahassee and Orlando. The 515-mile long pipeline starts in Alabama, crosses Georgia and will end in central Florida. It’s designed to bring natural gas…

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Environmental activists to protest construction of Sabal Trail pipeline

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While many eyes were turned to Standing Rock as Native Americans and others protested the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline, others were fighting a pipeline closer to home. The Sabal Trail underground pipeline starts in Alabama, crosses Georgia and winds its way down Florida to its endpoint in central Florida. The 515-mile natural gas pipeline is a joint venture of Spectra Energy Corp., NextEra Energy and Duke Energy. The goal is to bring services for the power generation needs…

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Bucs’ receiver Mike Evans says he will stand for National Anthem

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Well, that didn’t last long. Two days after sitting out the National Anthem in protesting the election of Donald Trump, Bucs’ wide receiver Mike Evans announced that he will go back to standing for the National Anthem. “I want to start by apologizing to all the U.S. military members, their families, and the fans who I offended by my actions on Sunday. It was never my intention as I have tremendous respect for the men and women who serve our…

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Jack Latvala message heard: Bucs Mike Evans to resume standing for anthem

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After igniting a firestorm of criticism for his decision to sit down during the playing of the national anthem Sunday to protest Donald Trump’s election, Tampa Bay Buccaneer wide receiver Mike Evans said on Tuesday that going forward he will focus on “more effective ways to communicate my message,” and will stand with his teammates once again this coming Sunday. In a statement, the Bucs receiver began by apologizing to all members of the military, their families, and the fans who he offended, saying that was…

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Bucs’ Mike Evans sits over Donald Trump’s election despite not voting

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Tampa Bay Bucs’ wide receiver Mike Evans will not stand for Donald Trump‘s presidency. Evans, the Bucs’ starting receiver, sat during the national anthem on Sunday. He said later the reason was Trump’s election. “I’m not a big fan of politics or anything like that,” Evans said. “But I told myself, ‘If this happens, America is not right, right now. When he ran, I thought it was a joke. The joke continues.” Evans admitted he did not vote. Bucs’ coach…

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