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USF Joins Nation's Oldest National Honor Organization

Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest academic honor society in America – almost as old as the United States itself – as it was founded at the College of William and Mary in December of 1776. In its lengthy history, PBK has had more than half a million members, including 17 U.S. Presidents, 40 Supreme Court Justices and around 140 Nobel Laureates.

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un plan to hold their third summit, announcing Monday that they will meet in Pyongyang sometime in September.

"For peace and prosperity of the world as well as those of the Korean peninsula," read a short issued by South Korea's Blue House on Monday, after diplomatic delegations from the estranged nations met in the truce village of Panmunjom to discuss the idea of a new summit.

The Trump administration is taking aim at a law designed to protect military service members from getting cheated by shady lending practices.

NPR has obtained documents that show the White House is proposing changes that critics say would leave service members vulnerable to getting ripped off when they buy cars. Separately, the administration is taking broader steps to roll back enforcement of the Military Lending Act.

The gun legislation passed after the Parkland mass shooting was historic for many reasons, not the least of which was that it represented the first gun restrictions passed in Florida in more than 20 years. 

A jury's $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said Monsanto's Roundup left him dying of cancer will bolster thousands of pending cases and open the door for countless people who blame their suffering on the weed killer, the man's lawyers said.

Disney, Seminoles Sink $10 Million Into Gambling Fight

Aug 13, 2018

Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. and the Seminole Tribe of Florida continue upping the ante as they try to pass a constitutional amendment that could make it harder to expand gambling in the state. 

Democratic Candidates Push For Expanded Health Coverage

Aug 13, 2018

Reflecting the same fault lines that have emerged nationally, Florida’s Democratic and Republican candidates for governor are deeply split over whether the state should take a more direct role in providing health care.

Roberto Roldan / WUSF Public Media

Residents are headed to early voting sites across Tampa Bay this week, while politicians and elections officials try figure out whether Florida's voting system has been hacked.

Roberto Roldan / WUSF Public Media

The November election ballot will have 13 constitutional amendments, including one to increase the property tax exemption.

Amendment 1 is effectively a tax cut for homeowners. A July poll by the Florida Chamber of Commerce found the amendment has overwhelming support from voters, but many local governments are afraid they will be negatively impacted by it. 

Updated at 10:05 p.m. ET

A small group of about 25 white supremacist demonstrators rallied next to the White House on Sunday, one year after the "Unite the Right" demonstration by the same organizer turned deadly in Charlottesville, Va.

The demonstrators have since left D.C. via Metro, and WAMU's Elly Yu reports that counterprotesters have headed home, too.

United Launch Alliance

A NASA spacecraft is on its way to the sun after launching from Cape Canaveral on a Delta IV Heavy Rocket. It will be the closest object to ever whiz by the sun and stands to become the fastest human made object, clocking in at around 480,000 miles per hour.

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