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Who gets deported? Sarasota sheriff wants clarity from ICE

As a law enforcement official who, like many others, takes guidance from the federal government, I am asking for clarity; it’s as simple as that. Define who will qualify for deportation, what laws will be used to detain these individuals within our jails, and who will be the federal agency responsible for ensuring that these laws are enforced consistently throughout the country.

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To weave America’s history, we still need Black History Month

For many Americans, Black History Month is an observance and recognition of the many contributions African-Americans have made to this country since its inception. I say this in hope that the recognition of a particular month is someday a thing of the past, and that truly the story of the African American experience becomes inextricably intertwined with the story of America.

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All protesters want is for Rubio to listen

For the past couple of weeks, groups of citizens have been assembling on the sidewalk of Marco Rubio’s Tampa office fruitlessly attempting to arrange a meeting with their senator to petition their government for redress of grievances. It’s a cornerstone of American democracy, and lately has become all the rage.

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House Speaker Ryan says pulled health care bill is a ‘setback’

House Speaker Paul Ryan said that “Obamacare is the law of the land,” after the GOP health care plan was pulled on Friday. “We came really close today, but we came up short,” Ryan said.
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House Speaker Ryan says pulled health care bill is a ‘setback’ 2:35

House Speaker Ryan says pulled health care bill is a ‘setback’

Rep. Pelosi says GOP should've taken time to develop health care bill 1:13

Rep. Pelosi says GOP should've taken time to develop health care bill

Trump approves Keystone XL pipeline permit 2:15

Trump approves Keystone XL pipeline permit

Bradenton business owners brace for construction boom 1:31

Bradenton business owners brace for construction boom