Breaking News Politics 

Border Patrol Official: Migrants Won’t Be Sent to Florida ‘at this Time’ Following Blowback

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) official said late Friday that plans to send migrant families to South Florida have been put on hold temporarily following a backlash from state lawmakers. The development came after Broward and Palm Beach county officials said they were notified by U.S. Border Patrol that more than a 100 immigrants would be sent weekly to each of the counties starting in the next two weeks. According to NPR, the official,  speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the agency will not be “transporting any family…

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Florida Gov. Signs Bill Allowing Armed Teachers for Classroom Defense

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed legislation Wednesday that will allow teachers to be armed for classroom defense. Fox News reports that the bill was an expansion of the state’s “Guardian” program and opens the door for any teacher “to carry a weapon if his or her school district approves.” Teachers wishing to carry a weapon will have to complete “at least 144 hours of police-style training, psychiatric evaluation and drug screening.” Breitbart News reported that Florida’s House and Senate passed the legislation in response to the findings of the Marjory Stoneman…

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Breaking News Health Politics 

Florida Considering Drug Importation Bill Despite Concerns over Fraud

The Florida state legislature continues to push a bill that would make it easier to import prescription drugs from Canada despite concerns over increased fraud and counterfeiting that might come with the bill; the company of Bill Hepscher, one central advocate for the bill, has faced accusations of faking prescriptions. The Republican-controlled Florida House overwhelmingly passed a bill in April, 93–22, that would create a prescription drug importation allowing drugs from Canada that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would have to approve. “The United States pays more for prescription…

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