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Will the Magic summer makeover mean success?

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July 4 is when baseball teams reach the half-way point of their seasons. For the other three major sports, it marks the beginning of the upcoming season. This is especially true of basketball, especially for the Orlando Magic. The draft is complete. The free agent signing period is underway as are the various summer leagues used to gauge current and available talent. The Magic hopes they are in the early stages of a turnaround season. Last month’s draft netted them…

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As Florida governor, Jeb Bush aggressively used executive power

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Jeb Bush ended Florida’s affirmative action programs in 1999 with a flourish, issuing an executive order that he said would “transcend the tired debate” about racial preferences. Some lawmakers grumbled about the first-year governor making such a move without consulting them, and two black legislators staged a 25-hour sit-in at his office to protest. Bush refused to budge. “We’re doing the people’s work and I’m not going to let anybody, for any reason, stop us from doing that,” he said.…

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