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Pro-Palestine peace activists protest Joe Biden in Tampa

More than 100 pro-Palestine anti-war demonstrators protested Joe Biden in Tampa, Florida over his support of Israel’s attacks on Gaza.
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The Scoop: Friday., October 20, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

CAIR demands safety for Americans The Israel-Hamas war has left many dead or missing, including American citizens. One Tampa non-profit is demanding the government do more to ensure the safety of all American citizens in...

Tampa woman hopes the U.S. will do more to find out if her kids in Gaza are safe

A Tampa non-profit is demanding the government do more to ensure the safety of all American citizens in Gaza.
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The Scoop: Thurs., October 19, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Pinellas beach restoration Hurricane Idalia caused major destruction to Pinellas County beaches. The emergency beach restoration project is projected to cost upwards of 20 million dollars.   Dredging in Puerto Rico A proposed dredging project...
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Muslim-American advocacy group objects to “Islamaphobic” PragerU content in Florida schools

An organization that advocates for Florida’s Muslim community is calling on state education officials to reverse course on a recent decision to approve conservative PragerU video content to be shown in public schools.
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Tampa mosque organizes Hurricane Harvey relief drive

A Tampa mosque and allied organizations are gathering supplies to bring to Hurricane Harvey survivors in Texas Thursday. Here’s the Facebook event page for the supply drive organized by the Islamic Society of Tampa Bay,...
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Tampa-area mosque arson being investigated as hate crime

In a news release, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue said an intentionally set fire damaged a prayer hall at a mosque early Friday in Thonotosassa just outside New Tampa; the mosque arson is also being investigated as...
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Tampa panel criticizes Trump’s “dangerous” immigration orders

In addition to new deportation rules announced Tuesday, the Trump administration is expected any day to update its ban on travel from seven Muslim-majority countries that a court has put on hold. It’s a combination...
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CAIR-Florida part of lawsuit against Trump immigrant ban

President Donald Trump is getting sued; the chief executive director of the Florida Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is part of a lawsuit against Trump and other government leaders over the new immigration...
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Florida man wrongly told he couldn’t vote knew his rights

A man in East Tampa almost gave up before voting this morning after being told he wasn’t on the rolls; after more than an hour, Virgil Campbell was able to update his address and vote at...
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Muslim civil rights attorney in Tampa carries handgun

A local civil rights attorney has bought a handgun; so far, it’s not that surprising –but the attorney is the leader of the Tampa chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Hassan Shibly. On WMNF’s MidPoint...
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Ballot initiative could add strong police investigative panel to Tampa charter

Community groups concerned about police accountability want to add a strong police review process to the Tampa City Charter. In a press conference Wednesday morning at the headquarters of the Hillsborough NAACP, several groups unveiled a...

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