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As the other kids cry inconsolably on an audio recording of migrant children, 6-year-old Alison Jimena Valencia Madrid can be heard pleading for someone to call her aunt — reciting the number in Spanish.

Jimena is from El Salvador, and had just crossed into the U.S. before she was detained and separated from her mother.

"For the last 14 years I had been a stay at home mom and a soccer mom of three kids," says Lori Alhadeff. "On Valentine's Day my daughter was brutally shot down and murdered and I became a school safety activist."

That day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, when a 19-year-old former student killed Alyssa Alhadeff and 16 other people, changed many lives.

And it pushed the question of school safety once again to the front and center.

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EU Begins Tariffs On U.S. Goods

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Phillie Phanatic Injures Fan With Hot Dog

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Some online sales are about to start costing more.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that states can require retailers to collect and remit sales taxes on out-of-state purchases. The 5-to-4 decision reversed decades-old decisions that protected out-of-state vendors from sales tax obligations unless the vendor had a physical presence in the state.

Jeff McCullers (fifth generation Estero, Floridaian) grew up around citrus farming, fishing, construction, and well drilling. I love the fact that his three sentence bio includes his ten years as 4-H club member. He wrote two small books on local history while still in high school. A teacher and school administrator for 34 years, he's taught English, drama, journalism, stagecraft, and humanities. He’s also an amateur poet, photographer, and painter. While I’ve known Jeff, mostly via Facebook, for the past decade or so, I knew him by reputation all the way back to my high school years in the late 80's. All my friends who were doing theatre there spoke of him like he was a living legend, now that I’ve gotten to know him years later, they were not joking.

Jeff McCullers (fifth generation Estero, Floridaian) grew up around citrus farming, fishing, construction, and well drilling. I love the fact that his three sentence bio includes his ten years as 4-H club member. He wrote two small books on local history while still in high school. A teacher and school administrator for 34 years, he's taught English, drama, journalism, stagecraft, and humanities. He’s also an amateur poet, photographer, and painter. While I’ve known Jeff, mostly via Facebook, for the past decade or so, I knew him by reputation all the way back to my high school years in the late 80's. All my friends who were doing theatre there spoke of him like he was a living legend, now that I’ve gotten to know him years later, they were not joking.

Months before he was asked to review a Justice Department request for a citizenship question to be added to the 2020 census, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross already had concluded that including one "could be warranted." In fact, Ross and his staff asked the Justice Department to submit the formal request for the controversial question, according to a newly released memo written

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence of Tampa Bay will be participating in St. Petersburg Pride this weekend. The drag queens call themselves the "nuns of the gay, lesbian and supportive communities” and use entertainment to affirm people for who they are.

The controversy over President Trump's executive order to end the policy of separating migrant families who cross into the U.S. illegally is shifting to the courts.

A Botched Burial

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