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On Sunday morning, at precisely one minute past midnight, a new Harry Potter book was released for the first time in nearly a decade…and a small Jacksonville bookstore was ready.

San Marco Books and More conjured up a midnight launch party for fans who couldn’t wait another second to get their hands on “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.” 

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Federal health officials are calling on Congress to create a permanent public-health emergency fund to make it easier to respond to epidemics.

The call comes the same day four cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus were confirmed in Florida.

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Monday is the last day Duval voters can change their party affiliation before the Aug. 30 primary election.

Florida is a closed-primary state, which typically means Democrats can only vote within the same party and Republicans can only vote for Republicans. 

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Duval County middle and high school students who are learning English showed off their language mastery with summer projects Thursday morning at Terry Parker High School.

The free program is meant to keep exposing kids to language arts during their months away from school.

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Updated 9 a.m. 7/28

Jacksonville’s Hemming Park is a step closer to becoming a designated city landmark after the Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission voted Wednesday evening to recommend protecting  the historic park, including its Confederate monument.