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New Quinnipiac Poll Shows Gillum With 6 Point Lead In Increasingly Tight Governor’s Race

A new Quinnipiac Poll shows Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum with a six point lead over his Republican counterpart, former U.S. Representative Ron DeSantis, in the increasingly tight race to become Florida’s next governor.

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Jacksonville City Councilman Garrett Dennis was among a group who gathered Tuesday afternoon at the scene of a drive-by mass shooting over the weekend. The message was: The status quo isn’t working.

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RV City is filling up fast as fans of the Florida Gators and Georgia Bulldogs start arriving in Jacksonville for Saturday’s annual game at TIAA Bank Field.

More Than A Million Florida Votes Already Cast Before Election Day

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Votes cast in the Nov. 6 general election surged Tuesday above 1 million. 

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Two motorcyclists were killed in separate crashes on Sunday, including a man who drove off a road and struck a tree, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. They are the 19th and 20th motorcycle-related deaths in the city this year. 

A new Quinnipiac Poll shows Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum with a six point lead over his Republican counterpart, former U.S. Representative Ron DeSantis, in the increasingly tight race to become Florida’s next governor.

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Fla. Supreme Court Direction May Hinge On Governor's Race

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The future of the Florida Supreme Court is intertwined with the outcome of this fall’s race for governor.

Lakeland City Commissioner Michael Dunn has resigned less than four days after a grand jury indicted him on charges of second-degree murder.

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Likening the November election to “reclaiming America’s soul, for real,” former Vice President Joe Biden held a crowd of supporters spellbound Monday as he shared a stage with Florida’s top two Democratic candidates as early voting started in many parts of the state.

Florida's Attorney General candidates will meet in their only debate Tuesday night in St. Petersburg and Democrat Sean Shaw is looking forward to facing Republican opponent Ashley Moody.

As voters across Florida gear up for early voting for the November elections, and as some ballots have already been shipped out to overseas voters, one question is being repeated over dinner tables and text message chains: “How should I vote on this amendment that is asking me three different questions at the same time?”

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In 2018 World Series, A Clash Of Goliath Vs. Goliath

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Between them, the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers franchises have been to the World Series 33 times, so it may beggar belief that before this year, they'd met in the Series only once — and that was 102 years ago.

Back then, the Boston Red Sox with pre-Yankees-trade pitcher Babe Ruth beat the then-Brooklyn Robins 4 games to 1, and ESPN analyst Jessica Mendoza tells All Things Considered that they are favored to repeat that distant history.

Sandra Day O'Connor Says She Has Dementia, Withdraws From Public Life

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Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor says she has been diagnosed with "the beginning stages of dementia, probably Alzheimer's disease," in an open letter that was released Tuesday.

O'Connor, 88, is the first woman to serve on the high court and has remained active since retiring in 2006. She left the court to care for her husband, John, after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Now, O'Connor says, her condition is forcing her to withdraw from public life.

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Turkish President Says Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Was 'Brutally Murdered'

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