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Turning to hope: A weekend of healing and unity in Orlando

This weekend was filled with events and commemorations all aimed at healing the damage wrought by a lone gunman at the Pulse nightclub.

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Grief and restoration: Finding the path to justice in Orlando

Chris Stephenson, a leader in Orlando's LGBTQ community, says there's "a new hum of collaboration," but it's going to take work to keep that spirit going.

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Florida beach town says “no” to hate

People in the small Florida town of New Smyrna Beach gathered Sunday, Mar. 13 for "Neighbors Together."

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Central Florida community rejects Trump

On March 5, Donald Trump continued his increasingly vulgar campaign  with a stop at the University of Central Florida's CFE Arena.

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Confederate flag buried belatedly in Florida

A park was the scene here on Memorial Day (May 25) of a symbolic ceremony of burial for the Confederate flag.

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Parsing race, politics, and pot in Florida

A Florida legislator has reintroduced a bill Feb. 24 to legalize recreational marijuana use in the state.

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“Healthy Florida” plan may expand Medicaid in Sunshine State

Scott's support for expansion is very carefully limited, however.

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SW Florida residents say "No fracking"

Environmental activists and oil drilling opponents have many unanswered questions concerning several aspects of this type of operation.

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Cuban Americans talk about normalizing Cuba relations

In a city known for its hostility toward Cuba's socialist government, Cuban Americans met March 15 to talk about normalizing U.S. relations with the island. It was a noteworthy development.

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Prosecutor aims to increase Marissa Alexander sentence to 60 years

The national Free Marissa Now Mobilization Campaign is resolved to fight for Marissa Alexander's freedom, and for the lives and freedom of all victims of domestic violence.

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