Tuesday, May 21, 2024

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Bump stock ruling could trigger booming rapid-fire marketplace

If the Supreme Court rules that bump stocks aren’t machine guns later this summer, it could quickly open an unfettered marketplace of newer, more powerful rapid-fire devices.

The Trump administration, in a rare break from gun rights groups, quickly banned bump stocks after the 2017 mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert that was the deadliest in U.S. history. In the ensuing years, gun rights groups challenged the underlying rationale that bump stocks are effectively machine guns — culminating in a legal fight now before the Supreme Court.

Tampa group demands charges be dropped for the USF 13

A Tampa group is holding a rally Tuesday to show support for the 13 people arrested during a pro-Palestinian demonstration last month at the University of South Florida.  

The Tampa Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression is holdiing a demonostration today outside the Hillsborough County Courthouse, demanding charges be dropped against the 13 people arrested at USf during pro-Palestinian protests that were deemed “not peaceful” by law enforcement.

Monday, May 20, 2024

Researchers studying ‘doomsday glacier’ make worrying discovery

Antarctica’s “doomsday glacier,” referred to as such for its potential to dramatically raise global sea levels, is melting faster than we thought thanks to warmer sea water passing below it, according to a new study.

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Local group of mothers helps parents who lost children in violent crime

Andrew Joseph Foundation is welcoming women to join their Circle of Mothers support group.

A local group is looking to expand its reach by welcoming women to join their Circle of Mothers. Deanna Joseph said it doesn't matter how much time goes by grief doesn't have an expiration date.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tells Sen. Bernie Sanders how he inspired her to get involved

Biden rejects allegations of genocide against Israel in Gaza

President Biden said what is happening in Gaza is not genocide and reiterated his support for Israel as he hosted a White House celebration for Jewish American Heritage month Monday.

Biden addressed dozens of guests gathered in the Rose Garden, where he rejected claims that Israel is carrying out genocide in Gaza, criticized an International Criminal Court request for a warrant against Israeli leaders for war crimes and pledged support for Israel in its war against Hamas.

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell unveils policy agenda in Florida Senate race against Rick Scott


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Memorial Day Weekend: Events happening around Tampa Bay

From family-friendly events to a night out on the town, there are plenty of things happening during Memorial Day weekend to choose from.....More HERE

Transgender Hillsborough teacher can use preferred pronouns, federal judge says

In April, a federal judge ruled that a transgender Hillsborough County teacher can use her preferred pronouns. The teacher considers this a win in a state that some may consider hostile to LGBTQ educators.

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DeSantis OKs pregnancy and parenting resources website that will cost more than $466K

Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a bill that will put $466,200 toward creation of a pregnancy and parenting resources website. The bill garnered criticism from Democrats who questioned the cost of the website and its potential contents.....Read More

Supreme Court Refuses Maryland School Case Challenging Policy To Hide Students’ ‘Gender Identity’ From Parents

The Supreme Court declined Monday to consider a case challenging a Maryland school district policy that hides information from parents about their child’s “gender identity.”

Under the Montgomery County Board of Education’s guidelines, parents deemed “unsupportive” will not be told if their child is undergoing a “gender transition” at school, according to court filings.

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell plans to ‘lower costs’ for Floridians in Senate

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott’s likely challenger in November is betting that pocketbook issues will help distinguish her from her opponent, releasing a policy plan intended to address “skyrocketing costs.”....Read More

Poll: Ron DeSantis is preferred Donald Trump VP pick, with Marco Rubio far behind

Florida’s senior Senator may not offer former President Donald Trump as big a boost as some other potential running mates might … including the current Governor of Florida.

That’s the takeaway from the new Harvard-Harris Poll, which finds voters want Gov. Ron DeSantis and not Marco Rubio on the ticket.

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More than half of states sue to block Biden Title IX rule protecting LGBTQ+ students

Twenty-six GOP-led states are suing the Biden administration over changes to Title IX aiming to protect LGBTQ+ students from discrimination in schools.....Read More

ICC prosecutor seeks arrest warrant for Israeli and Hamas leaders, including Netanyahu

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Monday he is seeking arrest warrants for Israeli and Hamas leaders, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in connection with their actions during the seven-month war between Israel and Hamas.....Read More

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