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  • Cannon: RPOF meeting was needed to 'determine the rules'

    Cannon: RPOF meeting was needed to 'determine the rules'
    TALLAHASSEE – Former House Speaker Dean Cannon says he sanctioned a secret meeting between legislative employees and Republican operatives because he wanted the 2012 re-drawing of political boundaries to be above reproach. Cannon, a Winter Park...
  • Leon County judge kicks public and media out of Florida redistricting trial

    Leon County judge kicks public and media out of Florida redistricting trial
    TALLAHASSEE – A high-stakes trial over the fate of Florida’s congressional redistricting plans was closed to the public Thursday as top Republican operatives testified about their insider roles in trying to influence the final maps. Leon...
  • Vana criticizes Florida lawmakers who 'wet themselves' over NRA

    Vana criticizes Florida lawmakers who 'wet themselves' over NRA
    Frustration over continued mass shootings prompted Palm Beach County Commissioner Shelley Vana Tuesday to take aim at the National Rifle Association and its opposition to Florida gun control measures. She criticized Florida lawmakers for this year...
  • Court rules against Gov. Scott in county gun control fight

    Court rules against Gov. Scott in county gun control fight
    Palm Beach County this week won a key round in its legal fight aimed at reinstating local gun control laws across the state. A judge on Monday sided with the county by finding it unconstitutional for the governor to remove a county official from...
  • Israel uses search for kidnapped teens to crack down on Hamas

    Israel on Wednesday was pursuing a two-fold mission in the West Bank: Find three Israeli teenagers presumed to have been kidnapped last week and crack down on the Palestinian militant organization Hamas. The three yeshiva students -- Gilad Shaar and...
  • European official decries separatist violence in eastern Ukraine

    As pro-Russia separatists clubbed their way into another regional government headquarters in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, a top official of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe appealed for restoration of the "rule of law" and the...
  • Senate subcommittee chairman blocks $650 million in aid for Egypt

    Senate subcommittee chairman blocks $650 million in aid for Egypt
    The chairman of a key Senate panel Tuesday blocked $650 million in military aid for Egypt in a sign of Washington’s ambivalence over support for the authoritarian military government in Cairo. Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman of the...
  • Militants take another Ukraine city; EU adds to Russia blacklist

    The European Union added 15 names to its list of those sanctioned in response to worsening violence in Ukraine, where separatists clubbed their way into control of another regional government headquarters Tuesday. The EU blacklist, enacted more than a...
  • Arab town in Israel latest hit by rash of hate crimes

    Arab town in Israel latest hit by rash of hate crimes
    Schools, businesses and services were shuttered Wednesday in Fureidis the day after the Arab town became the latest community in Israel to be vandalized in a rash of hate crimes. Worshipers arriving at a mosque early Tuesday found its outer walls marred...
  • Ukraine leader concedes loss of control in occupied eastern regions

    Ukraine leader concedes loss of control in occupied eastern regions
    Acting Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov conceded Wednesday that police have lost control of the eastern towns and cities occupied by pro-Russia gunmen and ordered a full military alert to prevent the separatist disruptions from spreading. At a...
  • Democracy, not capitalism, is failing the middle class [Commentary]

    Democracy, not capitalism, is failing the middle class [Commentary]
    The new book by French economist Thomas Piketty, "Capital in the Twenty-First Century," has rocketed to the top of the Amazon.com bestseller list. It accomplished this feat by offering yet another apocalyptic vision of capitalism in the tradition of...