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The Florida Legislature passes a bill banning children 15 and under from having some social media accounts

The Florida bill would require platforms to use age verification before accounts are created, with the verifications also affecting adults.
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The Florida Senate is about to pass a bill to prevent kids from creating some social media accounts

The Florida Senate is ready to pass a high-profile bill that seeks to prevent children under age 16 from creating social media accounts.
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The Florida Legislature could provide reprieves from a controversial 2023 law that requires local elected officials to disclose information about their personal finances.

A bill would exempt mayors and members of local governing boards in communities with 500 people or fewer from the Florida requirement.
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A Florida Panhandle sheriff’s deputy fired shots toward a handcuffed suspect after mistaking an acorn landing for gunfire

The incident was triggered not by an actual threat, but rather by the sound of an acorn hitting an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s patrol car.
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Tampa flight attendants join countrywide protest for better wages

On Tuesday, flight attendants protested at airports across the country for better pay. WMNF's Chris Young reports from Tampa.
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Listen to the oral arguments at the Florida Supreme Court over Amendment 4 on abortion rights

The Florida Supreme Court heard oral arguments about proposed constitutional Amendment 4 regarding abortion rights.
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A Conversation With The 3 Clubmen

Setting up a Zoom conversation with three people you have not met before could be really daunting. Do they all have sound and lighting that works properly?  Will we have to spend ages in edit...

The Ultimate Reggae Legends

Writer Richie Unterberger agrees there have been scores of books written about Bob Marley and The Wailers, while the new book he has edited and compiled is certainly, The Ultimate Illustrated History. Packed full of...

Racial Capitalism. The Language Revolution.

Tanya Maria Golash-Boza – Before Gentrification – The Creation Of DC’s Racial Wealth Gap Tanya Maria Golash-Boza delves into fascinating yet often daunting details to explain how a century of redlining, disinvestment, and the War...

Two Exceptional Writers, Richard Price & Nicholson Baker

Richard Price – Late Gifts British poet, Richard Price welcomes the question, “What is poetry?” He has pondered this query before. His answer is not a clever dismissive one-liner. His response sounds spontaneous and it...

Rebranding. Refugees. Emotive Music.

Take a close look at the image above. It was posted on social media by accomplished design and branding expert Josh Klenert. In this edition of Life Elsewhere we talk with Josh about his post....

A Peculiarly British Christmas

Christmas Pudding. Christmas Crackers. Pantomimes. Mince Pies. Boxing Day. Ah, yes, Boxing Day, if some of the other peculiarities of a British Christmas are explainable, Boxing Day remains a splendid conundrum. Christmas without Boxing Day...

The Birth Of FBI Profiling. A Personal View Of Hong Kong

Ron Franscel – Shadow Man – An Elusive Psycho Killer and the Birth of FBI Profiling On June 25, 1973, a seven-year-old girl went missing from the Montana campground where her family was vacationing. Somebody...

The Chaotic Morass Of Wrong

Why are so many of us wrong about so much? From COVID-19 to climate change to the results of elections, millions of Americans believe things that are simply not true―and act based on these misperceptions....

VP Who? Hollywood Vs China. Symphony Of Empathy.

At some point in 2024 Trump will have to reluctantly share the stage with the person he selects as his running mate for the general election. In normal times with conventional behavior a presidential candidate’s...

Addressing Disinformation & Propaganda with Social Science & Hip-Hop

What a pleasure to converse with Professor Walter Grayson and Danian Darrell Jerry two insightful men who are undeniably passionate about their endeavor as co-editors of Illmatic Consequences: The Clapback to Opponents of ‘Critical Race...

Ahmed Baba On Trump – Four Years, Day By Day!

“Trump’s first major typo after winning the election was spelling Unprecedented incorrectly. He infamously tweeted “Unpresidented.” This typo is emblematic of his administration: An impulsive, unprepared, frantically thrown together group of characters with virtually no...

Seek And Hide. Why We Fight.

Amy Gajda Seek And Hide: The Tangled History Of The Right To Privacy Amy Gajda, a former jour­nalist, and one of the country’s top experts on privacy and the media shares information about her own...

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