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Rick Scott orders flags at half-staff for Austin J. Ruiz

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Gov. Rick Scott has ordered flags at half-staff in honor of a Marine who died during a training exercise. Lance Cpl. Austin J. Ruiz of Naples died last Friday. Scott, who has a home in Naples, ordered that the U.S. and state flags be flown at half-staff at City Hall in Naples, the Collier County Courthouse and at the Capitol in Tallahassee from sunrise to sunset this Sunday.  “Ann and I are heartbroken to hear of the loss of Floridian and U.S.…

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Jeb Bush using Paris attacks to pitch broad military buildup

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Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is calling for a broad military buildup and says the U.S. armed forces have been left ill-prepared to defeat the Islamic State, blamed for the Paris attacks that killed at least 129 and wounded hundreds more. The former Florida governor is projecting himself as a potential commander in chief able to handle such challenges, as his presidential bid tries to gain traction in a primary campaign likely to be shaken up after the Paris attacks.…

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