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Rev. Dr. Robert V. Lee III (left) and Bobby Lee (right) inside FreshMinistries' aquaponics farm and training center in Jacksonville.
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Jax-Based FreshMinistries Teams With Desmond Tutu On Global Program To End Hunger

Jacksonville-based FreshMinistries, Inc. has teamed up with South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu to make the nonprofit’s aquaponics agricultural initiative global in an effort to fight world hunger.

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A retired Boynton Beach paramedic is on a mission to save as many opioid overdose victims as he can.

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St. Johns County officials want to know how residents feel about the availability of affordable housing, and they’re inviting them to take an online survey.

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Bike share could be coming to downtown Jacksonville.

This coming Tuesday, Nov. 20, the Jacksonville Transportation Authority is expected to hear pitches from four operators who want to roll into town.

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While recounts are wrapping up in small and mid-sized counties, Clay County’s recount is just getting underway.

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A federal appeals court has rescheduled a hearing in a challenge filed by former Jacksonville  Congresswoman Corrine Brown after she was convicted in a charity scam.

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A Hillsborough circuit judge ruled in favor of U.S. Senate candidate and Governor Rick Scott on Wednesday, allowing campaign and party representatives access to the election recount in Hillsborough County.

Scott To Step Aside From Elections Canvassing Board

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Gov. Rick Scott intends to recuse himself from a state panel that is scheduled next week to certify the results of Florida’s 2018 elections, the governor’s lawyer told a federal judge Wednesday.

Judge Backs Suspending Florida Some Recount Deadlines

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A Leon County circuit judge Tuesday ordered the suspension of recount deadlines in the races for governor, agriculture commissioner and a state House seat to give Palm Beach County elections officials time to finish recounting ballots.

Democratic incumbent U.S. Senator Bill Nelson’s campaign is asking a federal court to give supervisors of elections more time to recount ballots as a Thursday deadline approaches to complete the recounts in Florida’s Senate, gubernatorial and agriculture commissioner races.

Rick Scott's campaign for Senate has filed another lawsuit. This time, the target is Hillsborough County Elections Supervisor Craig Latimer.

The suit accuses Latimer's office of breaking Florida law by not allowing observers into the room where the county's ballots are being recounted.

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On a rather frigid night in New York City, hours after sundown, a constellation of the U.S. publishing industry's bright lights gathered at the National Book Awards to honor their brightest this year — and to put forth a fiery defense of the possibilities of their medium.

"In our inexorable pursuit of freedom and human rights, books serve us as weapons and also as shields," declared the ceremony's MC, a shaggy-bearded and shaven-headed Nick Offerman. "They are perhaps the greatest creation of humankind."

We listen back to our show from June including music performed live in-studio by the Fort Myers-based rock and roll band The Electric Mud!   Band members regularly bring their self-described “punishing rhythm section,” “dizzying twin guitars,” and “gritty, soulful vocal” sound to venues throughout Southwest Florida and beyond.

The draft Brexit agreement has cleared its first crucial obstacle. British Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday the tentative deal, which charts the U.K.'s exit from the European Union, has earned the support of her Cabinet of closest ministers.

The draft Brexit agreement has cleared its first crucial obstacle. British Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday the tentative deal, which charts the U.K.'s exit from the European Union, has earned the support of her Cabinet of closest ministers.

A Maryland auction house has sold a photo showing Nazi leader Adolf Hitler with his arm around a young girl of Jewish heritage for $11,520.

The young girl, named Rosa Bernile Nienau, was about 5 or 6 at the time. Known as Bernile, she had a Jewish grandmother but was apparently a favorite of the man who led Nazi Germany, which along with its collaborators murdered 6 million Jews during the Holocaust.

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