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In this March 3, 2016 file photo Rep. Mike Hill, R-Pensacola Beach, smiles during a House session in Tallahassee, Fla. Hill is being admonished, Monday, June 3, 2019, by his own party for his response to a suggestion that gay people be put to death. He had an exchange with constituents during a meeting at Pensacola City Hall last month in which one man said the Bible’s 1 Corinthians calls for a man having an affair with another man to be put to death. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)

Florida lawmaker denounced for response to kill gays remark

A Republican Florida lawmaker is being admonished by his own party for his response to a suggestion that gay people be put to death. Rep....

Man who reported girl missing arrested in her disappearance

The man who reported a 4-year-old Texas girl had been abducted from him last weekend was arrested near Houston Saturday and police say they...

Smoking pot vs. tobacco: What science says about lighting up

As more states make it legal to smoke marijuana, some government officials, researchers and others worry what that might mean for one of the...

Facebook and Instagram down globally in apparent outage

According to reports, Facebook and Instagram are down for many users across the globe. People took to Twitter Wednesday morning to express their concerns after...

Driver in DUI crash sentenced after accepting plea deal

Thomas Allen Hinson Jr., 32, accepted a plea agreement in Lee County Court, where he pled guilty to DUI with Serious Bodily Injury. Hinson was sentenced...
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Collier County Sheriff’s Office launches crime podcast “Sworn Statement”

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office has launched the first three episodes of a new podcast. “Sworn Statement” will explore local cases and public safety issues...

R. Kelly charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse

Chicago prosecutors have charged R&B star R. Kelly with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse, according to media reports citing court records. Friday’s charges come...
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Florida Highway Patrol trooper dies after heart attack during training exercise

 A Florida Highway Patrol trooper died after participating in a training exercise in Fort Myers Tuesday. Master Sgt. Daniel Hinton suffered a heart attack...
FILE- In this Oct. 23, 2018, file photo, students walk on the campus of Miami Dade College, in Miami. The nine companies and organizations tasked with servicing the accounts of the nation’s 30 million student loan borrowers repeatedly failed to do their jobs properly over a period of years and their regulator neglected to hold them responsible, a new report finds. The report released Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, by the Department of Education’s independent Inspector General’s office shows some borrowers weren’t getting the guidance and protection they needed as they sought the best plan for paying off their student loans. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)video

How to tackle student loans

In the United States, there are more than 44 million borrowers who collectively owe 1.5 trillion dollars in student loan debt. An average student...

Children build resilience to beat toxic stress

We’re more than ready to talk about the stress in our lives, but is it true for our kids as well? Most experts say...

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