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On Second Day Back At Stoneman Douglas, A Pulled Fire Alarm And Panic

A student pulled a fire alarm on the second day back at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, prompting panicked feelings among survivors still recovering from the trauma of February’s fatal shooting.

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Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort

City of Hollywood commissioner Peter Hernandez does not like the idea of taxpayers paying for Margaritaville. 

In 2012, the City of Hollywood offered the owners of the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort, KLS Capital Partners, a $28 million grant for the construction of the resort and an $80 million loan for a new parking garage. The hope: to lure more tourists to the area with a new 17-story, Jimmy Buffet-themed resort. 

Seven years ago, Florida Gov. Rick Scott killed a federally funded project to build a high-speed train between Tampa and Orlando.

Scott now supports the idea of a similar train route — fueled by private investment instead. And the governor and his wife have invested millions of dollars with a company that stands to profit off such a project, as first reported by the Miami Herald.

Aretha Franklin is dead and we still, 50 years after she made her artistic and commercial breakthrough, can scarcely comprehend the still-shocking power of her singing.

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Calling his mass shooting “85 seconds of evil,” a federal judge Friday sentenced Esteban Santiago to life in prison for killing five travelers and injuring five other people at a Fort Lauderdale airport last year.

For almost 40 years, Pilar Navarro thought her daughter was dead.

She gave birth at a private Catholic hospital in Madrid in 1973, anxious to start a family. But less than 24 hours after delivery, Navarro's nurse — who was a nun — told her and her husband that the baby had died from respiratory issues. The young couple could not see the body because the hospital had already baptized and buried the child, according to the nurse.

"We never thought a doctor or a nun would do something like that," says Navarro, who is now 68. "We couldn't understand it."

The League of Women Voters of Florida is hoping to persuade a Leon County Circuit judge today to strip a constitutional amendment proposal off the November ballot. The amendment in question is number eight, which combines several issues into one proposal like term limits for local school board, mandating civics be taught. But  the part the league takes issue with the section that deals with approving new charter schools.

This is one of a series of profiles on the major candidates for Florida governor that we're running through the Aug. 28 primary election. 

Gwen Graham Tries To Make History In Her Bid For Governor

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This is one of a series of profiles on the major candidates for Florida governor that we're running through the Aug. 28 primary election. 

The City of Sarasota has declared a state of emergency over the toxic red tide bloom that began in November.

Todd Kerkering is the emergency manager for the city of Sarasota. He has lived there since the 1970s and said he doesn't remember ever hearing about an emergency declaration in Sarasota because of red tide. 

Eleven months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has said that the island's emergency is over. And because of that, the agency has begun scaling back its financial assistance to the island.

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