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On the wall behind Jim McCarthy’s desk hangs a large photograph of a skeletonized tree trunk resting on the iconic Boneyard Beach at Big Talbot Island State Park.

“That beach is important,” said McCarthy, president of North Florida Land Trust. Since 2012, the nonprofit organization has preserved most of the over 1,000 acres of privately owned land on the island. The project, which protects migratory birds’ layover spots and diamondback terrapins’ dwellings, is largely financed by a private fund.


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NPR Politics team live blogged from the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearings on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Gov. Rick Scott said the state needs to market itself and offer business incentives in order to continue growing jobs, but the House has voted to eliminate Florida’s economic development organization and cut marketing dollars.

Scott spoke against the cuts at a roundtable with Northeast Florida city officials and business owners Monday morning at Harbinger, a sign making company on Jacksonville’s southside.


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The NPR Two-Way blog will provide live coverage of the House Intelligence Committee’s public hearing on the investigations into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.

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TALLAHASSEE — In a sharply worded opinion, an appeals court Tuesday overturned a Leon County judge's 2016 decision that seemed to support the "opt-out" movement that encourages parents to defy standardized testing requirements.

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President Trump has signed a revised executive order, once again barring travel to the United States from six majority-Muslim countries and suspending the U.S. refugee program.

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TALLAHASSEE — Rejecting arguments by Second Amendment supporters, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a longstanding state ban on people openly carrying firearms in public.

Shortly after the president concluded, Former Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear delivered the Democratic Response to President Trump’s address.

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President Trump addresses a joint session of Congress for the first time at the Capitol.  

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PBS NewsHour in partnership with Twitter will live stream special coverage of President Trump’s address to Congress on Tuesday.

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President Trump meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today at noon for a joint press conference at the White House.

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A  Jacksonville city councilman wants city contractors to try harder to hire ex-criminal offenders.

Councilman Garrett Dennis’s bill would impose more rules on the companies.  

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Donald Trump is now the 45th president of the United States. NPR reporters and editors across the newsroom have annotated his inaugural address.

LIVE BLOG: Donald Trump's Inauguration From PBS

Jan 20, 2017
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PBS be providing live coverage of Inauguration Day news and ceremonies here.

Join us all day for analysis, photos, video and stories from people on the ground.

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Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States around noon.

We are streaming video of the Capitol, where the ceremony will take place. Supporters and protesters are out on the National Mall.

 

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