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According to population data released by the U.S. Census Bureau in June, Florida grew by 1.46 million people from 2010 to 2015 and Hispanics made up 51 percent of that growth. Registered Hispanic voters are also on the rise and now make up 2 million of the state’s 12.2 million voters. As the country’s largest swing state, political strategists have their eyes on this crucial demographic.
Four Democratic candidates hope to become Desoto County’s next sheriff. Incumbent Sheriff Will Wise is retiring. The Democratic contenders all have decades of experience in law enforcement. Craig Aument has worked for the DeSoto County Sheriff’s office for more than 30 years. He started in the county jail and worked his way up to commander. He said that’s the way to have the best trained, best prepared candidate step into office.
A powerful earthquake shook central Italy overnight, killing at least 37 people, according to reports, and destroying large swaths of several towns. Victims are still being pulled from the rubble and the full extent of the devastation is not yet clear.The U.S. Geologic Service estimates that the quake, which was centered about 100 miles northeast of Rome, had a magnitude of 6.2.Amatrice, Accumoli and Pescara del Tronto, in the Apennine mountains, are among the hardest-hit towns. They're small...