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Jacksonville State Lawmaker Is Pushing To Get Autonomous Cars On The Road

With self-driving technology growing increasingly common, two state lawmakers want to revamp the rules of the road to prepare for autonomous cars.

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Groceries: Amazon Executive Talks About ‘Final Frontier Of E-Commerce’ At JU

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After starting with books and then changing the way people shop for other commonly purchased items, Amazon.com is taking on the product category that consumers have to buy on a regular basis: fresh food.

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While five City Council seats are headed to a runoff on May 14, 10 seats were won Tuesday night with more than 50 percent of the vote.

Four additional candidates or incumbents automatically won because they didn't face opponents. 

While many of Jacksonville’s candidates for office won outright Tuesday night, five City Council races are headed to a runoff becuase no single candidate crossed the 50 percent vote threshold. 

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Mayor Lenny Curry will be spending the next four years at City Hall after Jacksonville voters re-elected him to a second term on Tuesday.

The misleading text sent to a Duval resident on election day.
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A text message sent to a Duval County resident Tuesday morning requesting turnout for incumbent Mayor Lenny Curry and other Republicans falsely implied Wednesday is election day.

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The four finalists in the University of South Florida presidential search are beginning a three-day whirlwind of interviews that should culminate with Friday's selection of Judy Genshaft's successor.

State wildlife investigators announced Tuesday that they've wrapped up a two-year investigation targeting what they say is a criminal conspiracy in the spiny lobster fishing industry.

Nine men rest on cots under a large white tent in Miami’s Liberty City neighborhood. They call themselves “The Hunger Nine.”

They’re on Day 12 of a hunger strike to draw attention to the gun violence that disproportionately impacts black neighborhoods in Miami-Dade.

Florida Senate President Bill Galvano's plan to extend the Suncoast Parkway from the Tampa Bay area to the Georgia border is moving forward.

Critics Blast Florida House Plan Creating Conditions For Ex-Felons To Vote

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Felons would have to clear up any financial obligations, including court costs, fees and fines, before having their voting rights restored, under a House proposal castigated by critics Tuesday as a modern take on Jim Crow-era poll taxes designed to keep black voters from participating in elections.

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On Friday, President Trump will meet with leaders from five Caribbean island nations at his Mar-a-Lago resort here in Florida. A big question is: what will Trump do for them in return for what they’ve recently done for him?

Amid signs that special counsel Robert Mueller will soon complete his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, President Trump says he looks forward to seeing the report and that it should be made public.

Answering questions from reporters on the South Lawn of the White House prior to traveling to Ohio Wednesday, Trump said of Muller's report, "let it come out. Let people see it, that's up to the attorney general."

The U.S. Supreme Court signaled strongly on Wednesday that it is likely to rule for a death row inmate in Mississippi who was prosecuted six times for the same crime by a prosecutor with a history of racial bias in jury selection.

The arguments, more passionate and fact-filled than usual, also had a surprise ending when Justice Clarence Thomas posed a question — the first time in three years.

It's been 50 years since Woodstock Music & Arts Festival. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of three days of peace, love and music, Woodstock 50 will take place this Aug. 16–18, 2019 in Watkins Glen, N.Y.

Salif Keita, one of the best African singers of the past century, had a 40-plus-year career that took him around the world and produced some 25 albums. Now, Keita is retiring from recording and in October 2018, he released his final album is Un Autre Blanc, or Another White.

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