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Trump’s enemies add up in the wrong state – POLITICO

“Nobody likes to hear their home country called a shithole,” said one Republican activist. MIAMI — He publicly doubted Hurricane Maria’s death toll in Puerto Rico and spread conspiracy theories about it. He reportedly called Haiti a “shithole.” He balked at the idea of allowing Bahamians displaced by Hurricane Dorian …

A Jacksonville, Florida library cancelled an LGBT prom after backlash. This church hosted it instead. – The Washington Post

When the Storybook Pride Prom for LGBT teens in Jacksonville, Fla., was canceled after online conservative backlash, a local church made sure the story had a happy ending. The Willowbranch Library in Jacksonville originally organized the event, inviting 14- to 18-year-olds to come in costume as their favorite book characters, …

Florida’s Republicans want to revive the state’s racist past – The Washington Post

FLORIDIANS VOTED overwhelmingly and unambiguously last November to toss out a blatantly racist remnant of the state’s Jim Crow laws. The constitutional amendment they approved cleared the way for former felons to regain the right to vote. Unfortunately, Republican state legislators last week chose to thwart this clear expression of democratic will, throwing …