LGBT Students
5:51 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Survey: Florida Schools Aren't Protecting LGBT Students

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An advocacy group reports Florida schools are failing to protect Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) students.

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Immigration
5:42 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Congressman Mario Diaz Balart Says President Obama's Immigration Plans Hurt Congressional Action

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U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Miami, who represents parts of Collier and Miami-Dade Counties, said he likes some details in President Obama’s plan relieving about 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.

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Immigration Reform
1:26 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

President Obama's Executive Action Leaves Many Disappointed

About 50 people attended a watch party in downtown Miami held by the Florida Immigrant Coalition for President Barack Obama's announcement of his deportation relief executive actions on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.

Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 10:53 am

At 19 years old, Jose Machado has already been living without his mother for several years. She was deported back to Nicaragua, where he was born, for driving without a license.

“The state was not aware that we were here without any parents. They were not aware about our living conditions. So I presented myself to the authorities, the process began, and I ended up in a Jewish foster home,” Machado said.

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Cell Phone Tracking
2:09 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Florida Supreme Court Ruling Could Help The ACLU Get Cell Phone Tracking Information

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The Florida Supreme Court recently ruled law enforcement officials in Florida need a warrant to use new cell phone tracking technology. This could affect a civil rights group’s effort to find out how police in Florida use Stingray technology.

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The Two-Way
10:36 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Florida State University Gunman Shot Dead By Campus Police

Tallahassee police investigate a shooting outside the Strozier Library on the Florida State University campus in Tallahassee, Fla., on Thursday. The gunman was shot and killed by police officers.
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Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 8:26 am

Florida State University police shot and killed a gunman who had opened fire in the crowded university library around midnight. Three people were wounded.

Michael DeLeo, Tallahassee, Fla.'s chief of police, said the gunman appears to have acted alone.

"It will take not only hours but days to put all the pieces together," he said at a news conference this morning. "Obviously, everyone wants to know why, and that's the hard question that we're going to continue to investigate and try to find those answers for everybody."

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