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StarMetro is offering free bus rides Thursday in honor of “Dump the Pump” day. The 13th annual national campaign encourages the use of public transportation instead of a car. Tallahassee City Spokeswoman Lavonia Jones says there are so many benefits.

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Tallahassee Commissioners heard pros and cons for locations for the new public safety complex Wednesday. The plan is to creating a building that will better support the Tallahassee Police Department’s community policing efforts.

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North Florida Congressman Al Lawson wants to see the end of a federal policy separating immigant children from their families. Theresa Frederick spoke as a representative for lawson's office at a press conference Tuesday. Frederick said Lawson is hopeful Republicans and Democrats will unite to protect immigrant children.

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An internal study ordered by the Leon County Commission has found median pay among county employees is slightly higher for women than it is for men. The study examined the wages of nearly 800 employees.

Juneteenth Emancipation Day Celebration, June 19, 1900, Texas.
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The U.S. Senate recently approved a resolution by Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio recognizing Juneteenth. The day celebrates the end of slavery more than 150 years ago.

With his father looking on, Curtis Bean Jr., aka Kid Balla meets Attorney General Pam Bondi at Drug Free America Foundation.
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One of Attorney General Pam Bondi’s top priorities is cracking down on drugs. And, during a recent Florida Cabinet meeting, she invited a young rapper to spread a similar anti-drug message.

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Killearn Lakes Elementary School is being awarded by the Florida Department of Education for one of its programs aimed at bolstering family involvement. The school is one of nine the state recognized for their efforts.

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June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month, and state officials want Florida’s seniors to be aware of common scams to avoid.

Recent polling shows there are four constitutional amendments poised for approval on Florida’s November ballot. Three of those deal exclusively with the issue of taxation. But there’s ongoing concern that determining tax policy through constitutional referendum isn’t in the public’s best interest.

Agriculture Commissioner and Republican Gubernatorial hopeful Adam Putnam
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Florida’s Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner says he wants to set the record straight about what happened when close to 300 background checks were revoked due to an issue at his agency.  Still, despite ongoing criticisms, could Adam Putnam face political fallout over this issue?

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The Florida legislature is poised to pass some of the most sweeping gun control and mental health reforms in more than 20 years. (Photo: Josh Witlen.)

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The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that states can collect state sales taxes from online retailers on consumer purchases. The decision overruled a decades-old precedent that had protected out-of-state sellers from being required to collect such taxes.

States stand to gain billions of dollars with the ruling and marks a new era with an Internet economy that has boomed over the past decade and become a dominant force.

The decision will also have dramatic consequences for small online retailers that do business in many states.

One of the enduring mysteries of biology is why so much of the DNA in our chromosomes appears to be simply junk. In fact, about half of the human genome consists of repetitive bits of DNA that cut and paste themselves randomly into our chromosomes, with no obvious purpose.

A study published Thursday finds that some of these snippets may actually play a vital role in the development of embryos.

Sara Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife, is charged with fraud and breach of trust over having ordering some $100,000 worth of food to be catered from pricey restaurants. Prosecutors say she had the government pick up the tab — and falsely claimed there wasn't a cook at the residence.

The National Park Service has approved an initial request for organizers to hold a second "Unite the Right" rally, this time across from the White House in August — one year after white supremacists gathered in Charlottesville, Va.

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