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NRA’s video message to ‘elites’: ‘We’re coming for you’

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The election of President Donald Trump and Republican control of Congress meant the National Rifle Association could probably rest easy that gun laws wouldn’t change for at least four years.

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Florida Democrats express outrage, Republicans concern, over possible exit from Paris climate accord

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Florida Democrats slammed the anticipated announcement by President Donald Trump that he would pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord, while several Florida Republicans urged Trump to keep America in the agreement. Members of Congress and other political leaders were reacting late Tuesday and Wednesday to reports that Trump intends to withdraw from the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which all member countries except Syria and Nicaragua signed, to set goals…

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Senate panel approves Nikki Haley nomination to U.N.

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The Latest on activities in Congress (all times EST): 12:25 p.m. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has overwhelmingly approved South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley‘s nomination to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. By voice vote, the panel recommended President Donald Trump‘s selection of Haley to the full Senate. She is expected to be confirmed easily. Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland, the committee’s top Democrat, backed Haley’s nomination. Cardin says what Haley lacks in foreign policy experience, “she makes up…

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Jared Moskowitz files resolution condemning U.N. Security Council Israeli settlement vote

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A South Florida Democrat has filed a resolution calling on the Florida House to stand with Congress in its condemnation of the United Nations. Rep. Jared Moskowitz, a Coral Springs Democrat, filed a resolution (HR 281) last week objecting to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334. “The passage of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 undermined the long-standing position of the United States to oppose and veto United Nation Security Council resolutions that seek to impose solutions to final-status issues…

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Bilmar Beach Resort accused of secretly filming guests, making sex tapes

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When Mirta Brown, 58, and her husband Luis Brown, 59, checked into the Bilmar Beach Resort in Treasure Island in early February, they did what many married couples do. They got busy. Away from home and free of the stresses of regular life, the Lee County couple engaged in “marital intimacy,” safe in the knowledge no one was watching. It appears, however, someone was watching. Or at least they assume someone was watching after discovering a 360-degree camera outside their…

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Today on Context Florida: Food insecurity, misinformation on guns and shrinking Florida newspapers

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Today on Context Florida: The United Nations had not yet been officially established when it formed the Food and Agriculture Organization, which Terri Susan Fine says suggest that ahead of individual human rights and world security, one of the most basic human rights is access to food and nutrition. The chronology of events speaks to food security as surpassing all other human rights. So what is the value of other human rights if the most basic goes unfulfilled? Rights, even those…

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Mitch Perry Report for 9.10.15 — Few presidential candidates offering specifics on refugee crisis

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Yesterday in Brussels, Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Union’s top executive, proposed a plan to move approximately 160,000 refugees coming from war-torn and poverty-stricken nations in the Middle East and Africa in response to other countries to deal with the crisis gripping Europe. Although often called “Europe’s problem,” there is increasing discussion about what the United States could, and should, do to take in those fleeing Syria and other volatile parts of the world. Yesterday Secretary of State John Kerry told lawmakers that he favors “significantly increasing…

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