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Gwen Graham praises release of 28 pages of 9/11 intelligence

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U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, a Tallahassee Democrat, praised the Obama administration’s decision Friday to make public 28 pages of a joint congressional panel that investigated intelligence community activities before and after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States. U.S. Sen. Bob Graham, Gwen’s father and co-chairman of the congressional panel, had fought more than a decade for the release of the documents, which highlight Saudi Arabia’s role in the incidents. Gwen Graham, when elected to the U.S.…

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Rick Scott is ‘infuriated’ by Florida tie to terrorist group

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Gov. Rick Scott released a brief statement Friday saying news of a terrorist group sympathizer being from Florida was “infuriating.” Scott’s office said Joshua Ryne Goldberg of Orange Park was charged with “attempting to plant a bomb at a September 11th memorial ceremony in Kansas City, Missouri, this weekend.” According to Fox News and CBS, Goldberg presented himself as supporting the Islamic State, the radical Islamist militant group also known as ISIS. Here’s Scott’s statement: The report of a possible ISIS sympathizer planning a…

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New poll finds shrinking majority (slightly) who are ‘extremely proud’ to be American

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As the nation celebrates Independence Day, a new survey finds most U.S. citizens are extremely proud to be American – but not quite as much as they were 15 years ago. in a survey taken June 2-7, pollsters at Gallup discovered a slight majority, 54 percent, are “extremely proud.” However, that number is slightly lower than in the past, down from a peak of 70 percent between 2002 and 2004, a time when the country was reeling from the terrorist attacks of September,…

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