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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.

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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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A group of 14 Florida Gulf Coast University students attended the presidential inauguration today in Washington D.C. thanks to the Brunson Foundation and State Representative Byron Donalds of Naples.

Students from Florida Southwestern University and Ave Maria University were also there. Some of the FGCU students are members of Student Government. Ashley Sambrun, the Chief Justice of FGCU’s Student Government said she appreciated the opportunity to see the federal government up close.

Co-Directors of the Brookings Institutes’ Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence speak about what the newly elected President and his Cabinet face in perhaps the most troubling times in our foreign policy since the end of the Second World War.

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The NPR Politics team and reporters across the newsroom will be live-annotating President Obama's farewell address in Chicago on Tuesday night, scheduled to begin at 9 pm ET/6pm ET. The team will be adding fact-checks and background to Obama's comments as he gives them. We'll be watching in particular for remarks on his legacy, national security, health care and foreign policy, among other topics.

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