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State Could End Recognition Of Confederate Holidays

Feb 7, 2018
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Florida could remove the birthdays of Confederate General Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis from a list of legal holidays under a bill that has cleared its first committee.

A state lawmaker is defending one of her staffers, who is accusing former Senator Jack Latvala of sexual harassment, sexual assault and coercion. Florida Senate employee Laura McLeod is the second woman to come forward publicly with allegations against Latvala.

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A Florida senator filed a complaint against a colleague, saying he is intimidating a woman who accused him of groping.