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President Joe Biden Signs Inflation Reduction Act Into LawPresident Joe Biden signed a sweeping $750 billion health care, tax and climate bill into law at the White House on Tuesday -- marking a major victory for his administration and the Democratic Party ahead of the midterm elections.
A 10-Year-Old Boy Has Part Of His Leg Amputated After Shark AttackA 10-year-old boy had part of his leg amputated after a shark bit him while he was snorkeling off the Florida Keys over the weekend, his family says.
A Florida Judge To Hold Hearing Tuesday On Request To Unseal Mar-A-Lago AffidavitThe federal magistrate judge who approved the Mar-a-Lago search warrant will hold a hearing Thursday at the court in Florida to discuss requests to unseal investigators' probable cause affidavit, which the Justice Department has opposed releasing.
CDC: Florida Leads Nation In Eutylone Overdose DeathsA new synthetic drug called Eutylone is making its way across the United States.
St. Petersburg City Council Votes Against Rent Control CapThis comes after the St. Petersburg City Council voted against the measure on Thursday. Now local organizations are demanding change.
Authorities Have Identified The Suspect Who Attacked Author Salman RushdieSalman Rushdie, a celebrated author and winner of the world's top literary prizes whose writings generated death threats, was attacked and stabbed at least twice on stage Friday before a lecture he was scheduled to give at the Chautauqua Institution in western New York, State Police said.
Anne Heche's Son Mourns His MotherAnne Heche's son paid tribute to his mother Friday, saying the family had lost "a kind and most joyful soul, a loving mother, and a loyal friend."
Florida Students Return To Schools Reshaped By Gov. Ron DeSantis' Anti-'Woke' Education AgendaAfter 15 years teaching second and third grade at Burney Elementary, a 350-student school 30 minutes outside Tampa, Emily Lee set up her classroom this month to welcome three- and four-year-olds for pre-K. It's a change she has embraced, she said, a chance to get kids on the right path in their educational journey from a young age.
Preschool Teacher Arrested For Child AbuseDeputies with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office have arrested a preschool teacher for child abuse on a student on August 10. 
Former High School Teacher And Theme Park Employee Guilty Of Attempting To Meet A Minor For SexUnited States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that a federal jury has found Dennis Lee Line (51, Winter Springs) guilty of one count of attempting to coerce or entice a minor to engage in sexual activity. Line faces a minimum mandatory penalty of 10 years, up to life, in federal prison. He had been indicted on April 6, 2022. A sentencing date is scheduled for November 2, 2022.   
An Alligator In Florida Was Euthanized After Being Found With A Knife In Its HeadA Florida alligator was euthanized after bystanders spotted the reptile swimming with a knife stuck between its eyes, officials say.
Trump Lawyer Claimed No Classified Material Was At Mar-A-Lago In Signed Letter To The Justice DepartmentOne of former President Donald Trump's attorneys signed a letter in June asserting that there was no more classified information stored at Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence, according to two sources familiar with the matter.