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Kathy Castor ‘running on adrenaline’ after 26-hour sit-in House protest

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor said Thursday she is “running on adrenaline” following her participation in an overnight sit-in at the House of Representatives in Washington. The Tampa congresswoman joined other Democrats in a protest against the refusal by House Speaker Paul Ryan to allow a vote on restricting access to military-style assault weapons in the wake of the mass murder June 12 in Orlando. The protest lasted about 26 hours after it began at 11:24 a.m. Wednesday. “The sit-in is…

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Dem’s House sit-in includes most Florida Congress members; Alan Grayson reads Pulse victims’ names

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Most of Florida’s Democratic members of Congress are among 168 House of Representatives Democrats and 34 Senate Democrats staging a sit-in on the House Floor Wednesday, and U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson took the occasion to remind the others of Orlando’s Pulse nightclub massacre victims, by name. Besides Grayson, of Orlando, the protest includes his U.S. Senate Aug. 30 primary opponent, U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy of Jupiter; U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown of Jacksonville, whose district includes the Pulse nightclub in Orlando;…

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