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Florida’s Abortion Law

The U.S. Supreme Court’s Monday ruling striking down a Texas abortion law came just two days before a hearing in a Tallahassee federal district court on a lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood challenging a new Florida abortion law (HB 1411) set to go into effect July 1.
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Martin County Residents Sound Off On Blue-Green Algae

Martin County residents told an emergency meeting of the county commission how they feel about the blue-green algae being found in area waterways and beaches. You can watch the entire meeting on the Martin County TV website by clicking HERE.Environmental, health, and financial concerns were all brought up at the emergency meeting. Copyright 2016 WQCS-FM. To see more, visit WQCS-FM.
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Istanbul International Airport Open Again After Attack Kills 41

At least 41 people died in Tuesday's attack on Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul, Turkey, and at least 239 people were injured. At least 13 foreigners or dual citizens are among the dead, the Turkish government says.The attack was carried out by three suicide bombers armed with guns and explosives, authorities say.No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says he suspects the Islamic State was behind it.Ataturk Airport is Europe's...
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Activists March In Orlando For Gun Control

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Matthew Peddie, WMFE

A group of demonstrators marched through Orlando Tuesday calling for action on gun control legislation. About 30 people including Democratic State Sen. Darren Soto and Florida Democratic Hispanic Caucus chair Vivian Rodriguez began the march in front of Florida Senate President Andy Gardiner’s office, just over a mile from Pulse nightclub.

Florida has had its first confirmed case of a baby born with microcephaly as a result of the Zika virus. Florida Governor Rick Scott talked about the case at a Zika planning conference in West Palm Beach Tuesday.

He said the mother of the newborn contracted the virus in Haiti. And he said the responsibility is on Floridians to keep the Zika virus from spreading locally.

Scott said he was disappointed in Congress and the president for not being able to work out more funding for Zika prevention.

Florida now nearly to 230 cases of the Zika virus, and that number continues to climb. With Florida’s first baby born with a Zika-related birth defect, some are weighing in on a failed attempt in the U.S. Senate Tuesday to advance a House bill aimed at fighting the mosquito-borne disease.

In the hours and days following the shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, thousands of people around the state lined up to donate blood for the victims.

But gay men who had sex in the past year were prohibited from giving blood because of a federal policy.

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Florida health officials announced the first infant born with microcephaly in the state Tuesday, due to the Zika virus. The mother is a Haitian citizen.

On Sunday morning, a 984-foot-long Chinese container vessel – aptly renamed Panama – became the first ship to enter the new, wider locks of the Panama Canal. The waterway’s $5.5 billion expansion ran over budget and almost two years behind schedule. But now that it can accommodate more massive, post-Panamax ships, it should be a boon to U.S. harbors like PortMiami.

Democratic Congresswoman Gwen Graham is touting new legislation aimed at protecting seniors.  Graham is hoping to notch a legislative win before her term ends.

Tampa Charity To Give Out Zika Kits To Homeless

Jun 28, 2016

Hundreds of families in Tampa Bay live in their cars, tents and in the woods.

 

Will Florida Follow Suit? Federal Court Considers Abortion Law Similar To The One Struck Down by Supreme Court

Renata Sago, WMFE

A trophy, Teddy bears, heart-shaped wreaths, and candles are just a few of thousands of items that Orange County Regional History Center staff have begun collecting from the front lawn of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Orlando. They are taking photos of each item, identifying which items they are next to, placing the non-perishable items in acid-free preservation boxes, then preparing to store them for a larger permanent museum exhibit. 

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