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Trump seeks to end recounts in Florida’s Senate and governor elections, and alleges fraud without evidence

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump disembark from Air Force One in Coraopolis around 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

By Eli Stokols | Los Angeles Times

November 12, 2018

President Donald Trump on Monday called for a halt to recounts in Florida, where Republican candidates for Senate and governor lead. He alleged without evidence that Democratic candidates' gains were the result of fraud. The president's statement, in a morning tweet, contradicted Florida officials...

Huge monitor lizard terrorizes Florida family with repeat visits

FWC investigator Ashley Lawrence uses a video scope to check a burrow for a monitor lizard spaotted in Davie, Fla. on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. (Joe Cavaretta/Sun Sentinel/TNS)

By Wayne K. Roustan

August 29, 2018

A terrified Florida family has enlisted the help of trappers, hunting dogs and state wildlife officers to try to catch a monitor lizard that has made repeated visits to their home in Davie. It's an estimated 7 feet long, weighs approximately 150 pounds and has shown up in their backyard at least three...

3 big reasons behind Andrew Gillum’s upset victory in Fla. gubernatorial primary

Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum addresses the crowd of educators as Democrats running for the U.S. Senate, Florida governor and attorney general for the State of Florida attended an educational rally hoping to excite teachers and educators for their vote, on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018 at the Betty Anderson Rec Center in Miami Gardens, Fla. (Carl Juste/Miami Herald/TNS)

By Anthony Man and Skyler Swisher

August 29, 2018

Andrew Gillum's supporters and campaign team spent the final weeks of the primary campaign telling anyone who would listen that their candidate was surging, and would end up as the Democratic nominee for Florida governor. Few people listened. Then, on Tuesday night, he upset the presumed frontrunner,...

Editorial: After shooting, student walkouts lead the way

Hundreds of students in the Washington, D.C., area walk out of class to demand action on gun control Wednesday. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 22, 2018

Florida’s state legislature disappointed gun control advocates Monday when it declined to consider a ban on the assault weapon used in last week’s high school massacre in Parkland, Florida. But for students, both in the state and around the country, that wasn’t the end of the story. From Minnes...

Florida shooting should be a wake up call

Mourners gather at a vigil that was held for the victims of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Thursday. (Jim Rassol/Sun Sentinel/TNS)

By Ana Altchek | Columnist

February 19, 2018

Valentine’s Day is usually a holiday of showing care and appreciation for loved ones — but for many living in South Florida, it was a day of mourning and loss. February 14, 2018, just became a day marking one of the deadliest mass shootings in the United States. Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old who had previ...

Florida Republican who once claimed alien abduction announces House bid

By Griffin Connolly | Roll Call (TNS)

October 16, 2017

Either Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera has been watching too much Syfy Channel or she's really just that special. We'll probably never know for sure. No matter, the 59-year-old Republican, who once recalled in an interview a visit from three blond-haired aliens who took her aboard their spacecraft, is...

Editorial: Florida university should let professor speak

A man climbs out of a utility vehicle that was stuck on Highway 96 in flood waters from Hurricane Harvey on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in Lumberton, Texas. (Ashley Landis/Dallas Morning News/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

August 31, 2017

In the aftermath of last fall’s elections, many on Twitter who had opposed President Donald Trump’s campaign blamed Florida — one of the states that gave the Republican an electoral victory. But Floridians, it seems, are just as quick to condemn the residents of other states that voted red. Kenneth Stor...

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