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Donald Trump to Russia: Uncover, release deleted Hillary Clinton emails

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Donald Trump encouraged Russia on Wednesday to find and make public missing emails deleted by his presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton, setting off an instant debate over hacking and his urging of a foreign government to meddle in American politics. Shortly after Trump’s extraordinary remarks, his Republican running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, took a different tack and warned of “serious consequences” if Russia interfered in the election. Democrats — and some Republicans — quickly condemned the remarks by the Republican…

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CFO Jeff Atwater reminds consumers to plan before braving Black Friday crowds

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The days after Thanksgiving have become the top shopping weekend of the year for many retailers and the National Retail Federation expects more than 135 million Americans will shop retail deals over the holiday weekend. While Black Friday deals may be enticing, Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and the Department of Financial Services say shoppers need to make a plan and a budget before braving the crowds. Most financial planners say shoppers should spend no more than 1.5 percent…

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How not to get your bike stolen – don’t be me

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When you’re a reporter with a medium to share important information, crappy things happening to you become someone else’s forewarning. A while back when my identity got stolen, I shared the process – start to finish – of how to navigate the nightmare that is dealing with various different reports and such. This time, my bike, along with my boyfriend’s, got jacked. In broad daylight. In front of people watching. While it was locked up. Seriously. So, apparently this is…

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Jim Greer asks for suit against RPOF to be put on hold

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Former Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer on Friday asked a Sanford judge to put a temporary hold on his lawsuit against the party and its new chairman while he battles criminal charges. Greer was arrested at his Oviedo home last week on theft, fraud and corruption charges. A statewide grand jury handed up an indictment, accusing him stealing $125,000 from the Republican Party of Florida. Party leaders first denied the existence of the severance contract and later admitted there was one —and…

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Talking Heads’ David Byrne talks about why he is suing Charlie Crist

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David Byrne explains in his blog why he is bringing a lawsuit against the Governor of Florida. A while back a friend told me that the Republican Governor of Florida, Charlie Crist, was using the Talking Heads song “Road to Nowhere” in a campaign ad. He’s running for Senate. Well, using a recording of a song, or even just using that song and not the original recording, in an advertisement without permission is illegal, unless the composition has gone into the…

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Talking Heads’ David Byrne talks about why he is suing Charlie Crist

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David Byrne explains in his blog why he is bringing a lawsuit against the Governor of Florida. A while back a friend told me that the Republican Governor of Florida, Charlie Crist, was using the Talking Heads song “Road to Nowhere” in a campaign ad. He’s running for Senate. Well, using a recording of a song, or even just using that song and not the original recording, in an advertisement without permission is illegal, unless the composition has gone into the…

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Orange County Commissioner (and one-time Crist supporter) Mildred Fernandez arrested for accepting illegal campaign contributions, grand theft, and bribery

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Several Orlando news outlets are reporting that Orange County Commissioner Mildred Fernandez, who is running for Orange County mayor, was taken to the Orange County Jail Tuesday. Fernandez, 64, was arrested and charged with accepting illegal campaign contributions, grand theft, and bribery. She was released on $5,300 bond around 8:15 p.m. Tuesday. Gov. Charlie Crist has suspended Fernandezfrom her position on the Orange County Commission. He signed the executive order late Tuesday afternoon after Fernandez was arrested, and issued an…

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