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Florida’s 1st Chief Resilience Officer To Become Trump’s Homeland Security Adviser

Florida’s first-ever chief resilience officer, Julia Nesheiwat, has been hired as President Donald Trump’s new homeland security adviser.

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3 JEA Bidders File Lawsuit To Keep Their Offers Confidential

Feb 21, 2020
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NextEra Energy and two other firms that bid for JEA are taking legal action to block the utility from releasing information about how many billions of dollars each company offered for JEA.

ShareMD Pays $67 Million For Southbank Tower Anchored By One Call, Baptist Health

Feb 21, 2020

Atlanta-based ShareMD, a medical office building owner and operator paid $67 million for Eight Forty One, the Southbank office tower anchored by One Call and Baptist Health.

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Baptist Medical Center is expanding its mental health acute care clinic to include children.

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A new poll finds no clear front-runner between President Donald Trump and certain potential Democratic nominees in the November 2020 general elections in Florida.

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Hundreds of people filed into Prime Osborn Convention Center to salute the life of the late former Jacksonville Mayor Jake Godbold, who passed away in January at the age of 86.

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Florida House Speaker Willing To Look At Merging New College With USF

Feb 21, 2020
Florida House Speaker Jose Oliva, R-Miami Lakes, addresses the house at the start of session on Tuesday Jan. 14, 2020, in Tallahassee.
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As the House considers merging New College of Florida into Florida State University, House Speaker Jose Oliva said late Thursday he is open to considering the idea of folding the liberal arts college into the University of South Florida.

If you’ve ever streamed music or browsed the internet during a road trip in Florida, you might have noticed the service can be spotty. Now lawmakers are looking into a plan to increase broadband access for rural communities.

Sen. Ben Albritton (R-Bartow) lives in a rural area and frequently deals with poor internet service.

Retired and active duty members of the military have a new incentive to put down roots in Florida.


The cracks of the bats and the pops of the gloves signal that baseball is back as the New York Yankees mark the organization's 25th anniversary of spring training at the George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa.

Proponents and critics reacted strongly to the Florida Legislature’s passage of a measure that will require minors seeking an abortion to get their parents' approval.

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Updated at 8:48 p.m. ET

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has won the Nevada caucuses, according to an Associated Press projection.

The win gives Sanders victories in two of the first three states to weigh in on the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. His other win was in New Hampshire, and he also ended in a near-tie atop the still-muddled Iowa caucuses.

Hundreds of protesters gathered in London Saturday to demand the release of Julian Assange ahead of a court hearing on Monday over whether the WikiLeaks founder should be extradited to the United States.

The U.S. reportedly formally requested extradition last June to answer a number of charges, including conspiring to hack government computer networks and the unlawful receipt of sensitive information.

More than 10,000 civilians were killed or injured in armed conflict in Afghanistan in 2019, continuing a six-year streak and putting total casualties in the past decade over 100,000, a United Nations report said Saturday.

Updated at 7:20 p.m. ET: Live coverage of the caucuses has ended. Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast for a recap and analysis of the contest.

The Democratic presidential primary is heading west. After contests in Iowa and New Hampshire, the party's presidential hopefuls enter a new phase of the campaign in the more diverse state of Nevada.

Listen to NPR's live special coverage of the Nevada caucuses beginning at 5 p.m. ET.

Hope has resurfaced in South Sudan, where two rival leaders shared a landmark gesture Saturday after years of bitter fighting.

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