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Duval County Begins Manual Recount In 2 Statewide Races

Like counties across Florida, Duval is starting the process of manually recounting thousands of ballots in two races: U.S. Senate and Florida agricultural commissioner.

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Construction Permit For St. Vincent's Heart Pavilion In Riverside Issued

Nov 16, 2018
Via The Jacksonville Daily Record

St. Vincent’s HealthCare landed a permit Thursday to build a four-story riverfront heart and vascular pavilion at its Riverside campus at 1 Shircliff Way.

Interim JEA CEO Scores Lower Than Competitors On Skills, Experience

Nov 16, 2018
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

A confidential assessment of the four finalists vying to become JEA’s next chief executive officer shows the utility’s interim leader, Aaron Zahn, scored the lowest among the candidates on several skill and leadership attributes, according to reports prepared by a private executive search firm.

Bob Self / The Florida Times-Union

Food plays a big part in the holidays but many families on the First Coast would go hungry without the help of organizations like Feeding Northeast Florida.

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The federally subsidized Eureka Gardens apartment complex in Jacksonville has a new owner, new name and new look.

At the grand reopening ceremony Thursday, Millennia Housing and city leaders celebrated a new start for a complex that had been plagued with disrepair and gas leaks.

‘Sea of Blue' March Honors Fallen Jacksonville firefighters

Nov 15, 2018
News4Jax

Hundreds of off-duty firefighters and rescue crews marched in their dress uniforms through downtown Thursday morning to honor fallen Jacksonville firefighters. 

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State News

Now that the automatic election recount is done, it's time to do it by hand.

A manual recount of ballots cast in the U.S. Senate race between Gov. Rick Scott and incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson began at 9 a.m. Friday, as well as for the state Agriculture Commission race, where Democrat Nikki Fried leads Republican Matt Caldwell.

A group of business and professional people said they're making progress in a push to lure the Tampa Bay Rays from their home in St. Petersburg to a new stadium in Tampa's Ybor City.

DeSantis Nails Down Win In Governor's Race

Nov 16, 2018
Via News Service of Florida

For the second time, Ron DeSantis can declare victory in the 2018 Florida governor’s race.

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Floridians will have to wait a little longer to get official word about who will be the state’s next agriculture commissioner and who will serve in the U.S. Senate.

This is citrus harvesting season in Florida, where oranges make up the largest part of an industry that contributes $8 billion a year to the state economy. Yet, few know that the citrus business owes much of its success to the U.S. military.

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National News

Updated at 2:45 p.m. ET

The CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of outspoken Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to media reports.

This week was one of the most chaotic in British politics in recent decades. After more than a year of negotiations, Prime Minister Theresa May presented a Brexit withdrawal agreement from the European Union that seemed to unite British politicians across the spectrum in their hatred for it.

Missing Argentine Submarine Found In Deep Ocean Ravine

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An Argentine submarine has been found about half a mile below the ocean's surface, almost a year after it disappeared with 44 crew members on board.

Ocean Infinity, a Houston-based company, sent mini-submarines to scour the ocean floor for the submarine, and were on the last day of their search when they received notification of a 60-meter long geological formation in a deep ocean ravine, about 700 miles east of the Argentine city of Puerto Madryn. Photo images revealed it to be the submarine, the ARA San Juan.

This week was one of the most chaotic in British politics in recent decades. After more than a year of negotiations, Prime Minister Theresa May presented a Brexit withdrawal agreement from the European Union that seemed to unite British politicians across the spectrum in their hatred for it.

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

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