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The Latest: Trump Signs Order to Expand Ocean Oil DrillingThe Latest on an executive order that could lead to expansion of drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans.
Florida Senate Apologizes for Decades of Reform School AbuseThe Senate unanimously passed a resolution Wednesday containing the apology as several men who suffered abuse in the 1950s and 1960s watched from the public gallery.
Trump: National Monuments a 'Massive Federal Land Grab'President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday directing his interior secretary to review the designation of dozens of national monuments on federal lands, calling the protection efforts "a massive federal land grab" by previous administrations.
Trump to Sign Orders on Oil Drilling, National MonumentsPresident Donald Trump will sign executive orders this week aimed at expanding offshore oil drilling and reviewing national monument designations made by his predecessors...
Farmers Fear Losing Immigrant Workers Under Trump CrackdownThe head of Bethel Heights Vineyard looked out over the 100 acres of vines her crew of 20 Mexicans had just finished pruning, worried about what will happen if the Trump administration presses ahead with its crackdown on immigrants.
Florida Legislature at 'Stalemate' Over New State BudgetFlorida legislative leaders are at a "stalemate" over a new state budget with time running out. The first but crucial round of negotiations between the House...
No Inoffensive Way to Say the "N-Word," Fla. Senator LearnsNo matter what variation of the 'n-word' is spoken, a Florida state senator is learning the term is still offensive as Democrats and Republicans admonish him for using it during an exchange with two African-American colleagues.
Trump Congratulates Patriots, Doesn't Mention HernandezPresident Donald Trump welcomed the New England Patriots to the White House Wednesday, noting the parallels between his own upset victory and their stunning Super Bowl win — but avoiding discussion of the apparent prison suicide of their former teammate Aaron Hernandez earlier in the day.
20 Arrested in California Pro and Anti-Trump RalliesAt least 20 people were arrested after violence broke out Saturday between groups of supporters and detractors of President Donald Trump holding rallies in...
Florida Legislature Makes Slow Progress on Medical Pot RulesFlorida's voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment in November that formally legalized medical marijuana for chronic pain and other ailments...
AP FACT CHECK: Do Trump's Mar-a-Lago Trips Cost $3 Million?With President Donald Trump making his seventh presidential trip this weekend to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida...
Melania Trump Wins Damages from Daily Mail PublisherU.S. first lady Melania Trump has accepted an apology and damages from the publisher of the Daily Mail newspaper for reporting rumors about her time as a model, the two parties in the lawsuit said Wednesday.

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