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EPA To Consider Adding Toxic Big Bend Site To Superfund List

Federal environmental regulators want to add an abandoned toxic waste site inFlorida's Big Bend to the nation's list of most polluted places, a designation that could help fund cleanup efforts.
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Curfew Lifted In Charlotte After Several Days Of Peaceful Protests

The city of Charlotte has lifted a midnight curfew, as protests over the weekend continued to be mostly peaceful.Demonstrators have taken to the streets for nearly a week, after police shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott on Tuesday. Police say Scott had a gun; his family says he was unarmed.The first two nights of unrest resulted in property damage, injuries and a temporary interstate shutdown. One protester was shot Wednesday night and later died; a civilian has been arrested in connection to...
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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump head into their first presidential debate virtually tied in the latest Quinnipiac University poll.

More Black Families Are Opting To Homeschool

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Homeschooling entered the mainstream in the 1980s and was led largely by white evangelical Christians. Today, the U.S Department of Education says approximately 1.7 million students in the U.S are homeschooled—more than 84,000 of them in Florida.

The fastest growing demographic choosing to leave traditional schools behind are African-Americans.

North Florida Congresswoman Gwen Graham wants to know why it took the state’s environmental protection agency several weeks to notify residents near a Central Florida phosphate mine of potential water contamination. A sinkhole opened up near the Mosaic phosphate plant last month dumping more than 200 million gallons of polluted water into the Floridan aquifer.

Federal environmental regulators want to add an abandoned toxic waste site in Florida's Big Bend to the nation's list of most polluted places, a designation that could help fund cleanup efforts.

It was six years ago when President Barack Obama vowed to end homelessness among veterans by the end of 2015. Nearly a year later, that hasn't happened.

But there have been successes. Two states, Virginia and Connecticut, and dozens of cities like Orlando are considered to be at “functional zero,” having ended chronic homelessness among veterans. That means homeless veterans have an immediate system of housing and services at their disposal.

The Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was killed early Sunday in a boat crash off Miami Beach, according to authorities. 

"The Miami Marlins organization is devastated by the tragic loss of José Fernández," said the team in a statement circulated via social media. "Our thoughts and prayers are with is family at a very difficult time."

Pam Bondi Breaks Silence On Trump Donation

Sep 23, 2016

Attorney General Pam Bondi rejected renewed assertions Tuesday that a $25,000 political contribution from current Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump influenced her office in 2013 to dismiss allegations that Floridians had been bilked by Trump University.

Puerto Rico is suffering one of the worst economic crises in the western hemisphere. Adding to the U.S. territory’s problems right now is a massive, island-wide blackout - which gives Puerto Ricans one more reason to come to Florida.

More than 300 McDonald’s Egg McMuffins and Publix muffins were dropped off at Gov. Rick Scott’s office Thursday morning to protest the omission of Independent Party of Florida presidential candidate Evan McMullin from the 2016 general election ballot in the state.

Phosphate Coalition Meeting

Sep 23, 2016
Michael Hirsh

The Mosaic Company says it is continuing efforts to recover more than 215 million gallons of contaminated and mildly radioactive water that poured down a sinkhole into the deep Floridan Aquifer. The aquifer supplies much of the drinking water used throughout the state. The sinkhole developed on August 27th in a so-called “gyp-stack” at the New Wales Plant in Mulberry. That’s about 30 miles east of Tampa.

On Saturday, the Phosphate Coalition, a group of environmental groups opposed to Mosaic’s plans to expand its mines in Manatee and Desoto County, met in Sarasota.

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