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The Salvation Army Sarasota is providing Thanksgiving dinners to people in need Thursday.Glenda Leonard, the Salvation Army Sarasota’s development director, said Thanksgiving meals will be served at its Center of Hope at 1400 10th St. from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Though the organization serves three meals a day every day of the year, Thursday’s meal will include traditional dishes such as turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie.“It’s a special day, [...]
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Current, patchy red tide compared to a seasonal bloom.
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A white Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi said during a debate with her African-American Democratic opponent Tuesday night that she apologizes to people who were offended when she complimented a supporter by saying she would attend a "public hanging" if the supporter invited her.
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The Broward Sheriff's Office announced that Capt. Jan Jordan resigned and Sgt. Brian Miller was placed on paid suspension pending an internal investigation.
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President shares what he knew of Russian interference in the 2016 election, his lawyers said Tuesday, avoiding at least for now a potentially risky sit-down with prosecutors.
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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump told his counsel's office last spring that he wanted to prosecute political adversaries Hillary Clinton and former FBI Director James Comey, an idea that prompted White House lawyers to prepare a memo warning of consequences ranging up to possible impeachment, The New York Times reported Tuesday.Then-counsel Don McGahn told the president he had no authority to order such a prosecution, and he had White House lawyers prepare the memo [...]
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Dave Miner was elected chairman of the School Board of Manatee County on Tuesday evening.
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VENICE — The Florida Department of Transportation will open bids on the widening of U.S. 41 Bypass from Center Road to Gulf Coast Boulevard on Dec. 5, and depending on how soon the winning contractor signs on, construction could begin in late February or early March.That update came from FDOT District One Construction Engineer Jonathan Sands in an email this week to Venice Vice Mayor Bob Daniels.Daniels, who sits on the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization, [...]
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If you were considering going on a social media diet, new research backs up the benefits.According to a paper in the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology's December issue, tightening Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat use can lower loneliness and depression.University of Pennsylvania psychologist Melissa G. Hunt led the study, which surveyed 143 students at Penn. Researchers divided the undergrads into groups that limited social media use and groups that continued [...]
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WASHINGTON — Rep. Marcia Fudge has decided not to run for speaker and agreed to back Nancy Pelosi for the gavel after securing some concessions from the longtime Democratic leader."My consideration was due in large part to the lack of sustained efforts that ensure diversity, equity and inclusion at all levels of the House," the Ohio Democrat said in a statement, noting Pelosi has assured her that black women will have a seat at the decision-making table. [...]
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One person was killed and another was hurt in separate incidents Tuesday morning
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Suspect says he shot victim then set the body on fire, according to authorities
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Longtime member Jane Goodwin will hold top leadership role
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Customers waited in long lines, sometimes for hours, on a cold and rainy New England day to be among the first people to legally buy recreational marijuana on the U.S. East Coast.
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TALLAHASSEE — The new-look Florida Legislature formally elected new leaders — Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, and House Speaker Jose Oliva, R-Miami — and swore in new members Tuesday as the state Capitol began a transformation following this month’s elections.Democrats made only modest gains in the state House and Senate and remain a distant [...]
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NEW YORK — Stocks dropped again Tuesday as losses mounted for the world's largest technology companies. Retailers also fell, and energy companies plunged with oil prices as the market sank back into the red for the year.Oil prices tumbled another 6.6 percent as Wall Street reacted to rising oil supplies and concerns that global economic growth will slow down, a worry that's intensified because of the trade tensions between the U.S. and China. U.S. crude has plunged 30 [...]
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