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Julian Bond, former Chairman, NAACP (R) looks over towards Lonnie G. Bunch, III, moderator, during the panel discussion, Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement: Views from the Front Line, on the second day of the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library April 9, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Source: Rodolfo Gonzalez-Pool/Getty Images)

Longtime Civil Rights Activist Julian Bond Dead At 75

Julian Bond, a leading figure from the 1960s civil rights movement who served as chairman of the NAACP after a long career in politics, died Saturday, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

08/16/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott attends a road expansion event at the Casa Maiz restaurant as he fields questions from reporters about climate change on March 9, 2015 in Hialeah, Florida. Recent reports indicate that the Florida governor allegedly issued orders for certain state agencies to not to use the term 'climate change' or 'global warming' in any official communications, emails, or reports. (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida Gov. Scott At Odds Again With Fellow Republicans

Just six months ago, Gov. Rick Scott stood onstage outside the state Capitol basking in his hard-fought victory as he began his second term.

07/26/2015

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred talks with members of the media prior to a game between the Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on May 7, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Source: Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Manfred: MLB May Need To Consider Moving Back Trade Deadline

Commissioner Rob Manfred thinks baseball may need to consider moving the trade deadline back to give teams in the hunt for a wild card more time.

07/23/2015

A man raises his fist with a Cuban flag. (Photo: YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S., Cuba Restore Full Diplomatic Relations

At the stroke of midnight, full diplomatic relations were restored between the United States and Cuba. The new era began with little fanfare, the diplomatic missions of each country were upgraded from interests sections to embassies.

07/20/2015

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South Florida Reacts Day Before Historic Cuban Embassy Opening

Monday marks a major step in the effort to normalize relations with the Cuban government, and South Florida is reacting to the historic change.

07/19/2015

A man raises his fist with a Cuban flag. (Photo: YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Cubans Facing Deportation Await Changes In US-Cuba Relations

With the United States and Cuba inching closer to fully restoring diplomatic ties, including re-opening embassies for the first time in 54 years, the future is murky for tens of thousands of Cuban immigrants who have been ordered by immigration authorities to leave the country.

07/19/2015

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Debate Brewing Over ‘Pastor Protection Act’

In the wake of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, a proposal by Republican lawmakers dubbed the “Pastor Protection Act” could fuel a debate during next year’s legislative session.

07/16/2015

2016 Presidential Hopeful Marco Rubio (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Rubio Focuses On Cuban Immigrant Upbringing In Vegas Talks

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says he is indebted to America and running for president is his way of repaying his obligation.

07/11/2015

The South Carolina and American flags flying at half-staff behind the Confederate flag erected in front of the State Congress building in Columbia, South Carolina on June 19, 2015. Police captured the white suspect in a gun massacre at one of the oldest black churches in Charleston in the United States, the latest deadly assault to feed simmering racial tensions. Police detained 21-year-old Dylann Roof, shown wearing the flags of defunct white supremacist regimes in pictures taken from social media, after nine churchgoers were shot dead during bible study on Wednesday. AFP PHOTO/MLADEN ANTONOV        (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Confederate Flag Sets Off Debate In GOP 2016 Class

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney called for the immediate removal of the Confederate battle flag from outside the South Carolina Statehouse, scrambling the 2016 Republican presidential contenders into staking a position on a contentious cultural issue.

06/20/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott attends a road expansion event at the Casa Maiz restaurant as he fields questions from reporters about climate change on March 9, 2015 in Hialeah, Florida. Recent reports indicate that the Florida governor allegedly issued orders for certain state agencies to not to use the term 'climate change' or 'global warming' in any official communications, emails, or reports. (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Feds Take Aim At Gov. Scott’s LIP Lawsuit

Describing the state’s arguments as “baseless,” federal officials this week fired back in court against Gov. Rick Scott’s contention that the Obama administration has unconstitutionally tried to link expanding Medicaid with the continuation of a key health-care funding program.

06/02/2015

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