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Danielle Pletka is the vice-president for foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute. Are we doomed to an endless cycle of violence in the Middle East? Is the Sunni-Shii divide real? Are there solutions to problems like Syria? Pletka will survey the many conflicts raging throughout the Middle East today.

Where Does Your Member Of Congress Stand On Trump's Immigration Order?

Feb 2, 2017
Gabriella Demczuk for NPR

Last week, President Trump signed an executive order suspending new-refugee admissions for 120 days and blocking travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries — Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia — for 90 days. Syrian refugees are banned indefinitely.

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Florida U.S. Senator Marco Rubio met with Southwest Florida citrus growers Friday in Immokalee to discuss challenges facing the industry and how the federal government can help.  The bacterial disease, citrus greening, has decimated the industry over the past decade, reducing crop yields by 70 percent compared to where they stood twenty years ago. 

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Cape Coral City Council members have approved an ordinance adding anti-discrimination protections for LGBT city employees.  Cape Coral is the first municipality in Lee County to provide such protections.

Rachel Iacovone

An estimated 500,000 people gathered at the National Mall for the Women’s March on Washington Saturday following President Donald Trump’s inauguration the day before. That crowd included two Florida Gulf Coast University students who traveled up for the march with money they raised through a crowd-funding site.

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