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2 central Florida students arrested in school shooting plot

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Authorities say two students who were plotting a Columbine-style attack at a central Florida middle school have been arrested. Sumter County Sheriff’s officials said in a news release that the boys, ages 13 and 14, planned the attack at The Villages Charter Middle School for Friday. Deputies say rumors about a shooting began circulating Tuesday. The 13-year-old was questioned as he arrived at school Wednesday and told deputies he and another boy had talked about the plot. When the older…

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Florida lost construction, gained health care jobs in recovery

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Florida gained more wealthy residents but also more families living below the poverty line between 2010 and 2015 when the Sunshine State participated in an economic recovery from a devastating housing crash and the worst recession in decades. New data released by the U.S. Census Bureau Thursday shows that during the recovery, jobs were lost in construction, real estate, government and manufacturing. But jobs were gained in education, health care, tourism and professional positions. During the same time, Florida residents…

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