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Most of the Twitter accounts that spread disinformation during the 2016 presidential campaign remain active now, according to an ambitious new study released on Thursday.

Knight Foundation researchers examined millions of tweets and concluded that more than 80 percent of the accounts associated with the 2016 disinformation campaign are still posting — even after Twitter announced back in July that it had instituted a purge of fake accounts.

The 2016 presidential election generated a lot of stress. But for those in ethnic and religious groups in the middle of the debate, the stress could be affecting their health.  

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 Florida's 29 electors cast their votes for Donald Trump inside the state Senate chambers as about 200 people protested outside the doors.

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While most people believe the election of Donald Trump is a done deal, it's up to the Electoral College to actually choose the next president. Florida's 29 electors will cast their ballot Monday afternoon in Tallahassee.

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In 2012, President Obama issued an executive order called the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA -- giving amnesty to children brought into the United States illegally with their families.

And during the campaign, President-Elect Donald Trump said he'll "immediately terminate" two of Obama's executive orders concerning immigration -- one of them being DACA.


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Hundreds of people marched through downtown St. Petersburg Sunday night, continuing a wave of nationwide protests to Tuesday's election of Donald Trump as president.

In St. Petersburg, a diverse crowd--young, old, black, Latino, white, gay and straight in solidarity, chanting "Love trumps hate" and "Donald Trump has got to go". 

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A capacity crowd of 700 filled the State Theatre in St. Petersburg Saturday night to hear Jon Bon Jovi make his case for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

The musician played some acoustic versions of his hits and reminded the audience how Florida in the past has decided the outcome of the presidency.

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National polls show that it's a tight race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. A west Tampa bakery has a presidential poll of its own. 

Alessi Bakery, which has been in Tampa since 1912, has had this cookie poll since 2004. 

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Hillary Clinton has called on the FBI director to divulge more information on his announcement he is continuing the agency’s investigation into her emails. But does the timing of his move violate federal policy? WUSF's Steve Newborn talks about that with Josh Gillin of PolitiFact Florida.

 

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This time of year, towns across the country are celebrating autumn, hosting outdoor festivals where firefighters are selling barbecue, bands play danceable tunes from the '70s and '80s and local vendors hawk jewelry, T-shirts and artwork.

In Pass-A-Grille Beach, the southernmost spot along the Pinellas County coast, its "Party Under the Lights" event is a few degrees warmer than fall festivals up north.

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Donald Trump’s presidential campaign may consider Hillary Clinton to be public enemy number one. But the media – and the reporters covering the GOP candidate – are close behind. Take for example, his description of journalists just a few days ago in Tampa.  

“These people are among the most dishonest in the world – the media,” Trump said to a roaring crowd. “They are the worst. They’re trying to fix the election for crooked Hillary.”

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The "Mayors for Hillary" bus tour stopped in St. Petersburg, Friday afternoon to urge the Black community to vote for Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton. 

It was the second stop for the state tour which included several Florida and out-of-state mayors.

Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine said the Black vote is crucial to this election.

Florida is one of the most racially diverse battleground states, and the political geography of the Sunshine State — pockets of blue dotted along a long central strip of red — means its 29 electoral votes are a hard-fought prize.

Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton debated Wednesday night in Las Vegas — the final time before the November election.

NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors across the newsroom, live-annotated the debate. Portions of the debate transcript with added analysis are underlined in yellow, followed by context and fact checks below.

Find more coverage at nprpolitics.org.

Bill Clinton Stumps for Hillary in Safety Harbor

Oct 12, 2016
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Bill and Hillary Clinton spent their 41st wedding anniversary in Florida -- but not together.

While Hillary campaigned in Miami on Tuesday, the former president stumped for his wife in Safety Harbor.

Clinton, who talked about student debt and climate change, said he was proud of his wife's performance at Sunday's second presidential debate.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton went head to head Monday night in the first presidential debate.

NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, live annotated the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are underlined in yellow, followed by context and fact checks.

Note: The transcript on this page was updated live as the debate proceeded.

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The I-4 Corridor stretches from Daytona Beach to Tampa, and has become a symbolic battleground in the one of the most coveted states in the race for the White House. But who are the people living in and voting in these communities? WUSF has teamed up with our sister station WMFE in Orlando to take a trip down the Interstate to learn more about these coveted voters.  Our trip starts in Volusia County.

About 15 protesters assembled at Attorney General Pam Bondi's Tampa office Thursday.

They were protesting her decision not to sue Trump University around the same time Bondi received a $25,000 donation from the Donald J. Trump Foundation. 

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Hillary Clinton spoke to more than 1,000 people Tuesday afternoon in a gymnasium at the University of South Florida Tampa. There, before a crowd mixed with students and others, she took jabs at her presidential opponent, Republican Donald Trump, and spoke directly to Floridians.

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University of South Florida senior Mariana Sánchez Ramírez received a political awakening in Cleveland in July.

The Mexican born 22-year-old was one of a hundred students invited to take part in the Washington Center for Internships and Academic SeminarsRepublican National Convention event. The independent nonprofit group invites students from around the world to gain college credit through various political programs.

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A University of South Florida student who came to the United States from Mexico when she was 6 years old is in Cleveland this week, working and studying at the Republican National Convention.

Poll Shows Trump Ahead of Clinton in Florida

Jul 14, 2016
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Presidential candidate Donald Trump has a lead over candidate Hillary Clinton in Florida, according to a new swing states poll by Quinnipiac University.

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On Saturday, Donald Trump held a rally at the Tampa Convention Center. There were a few demonstrators outside -- both for against and for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. 


Donald Trump is the apparent GOP presidential nominee after his two remaining rivals ended their White House bids.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich suspended his campaign Wednesday evening in Columbus. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz dropped out of the race Tuesday night after a disappointing loss in Indiana.

The rapid moves in the past 24 hours bring to a close a wild GOP primary season that leaves the one-time unlikely candidate as the party's apparent nominee.

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott is endorsing Donald Trump one day after the billionaire won the state’s presidential primary.

Scott made the announcement Wednesday on his official Facebook page.

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won big over opponent Bernie Sanders in Tuesday's Florida primary, but Sanders supporters didn't seem all that worried though.

At a Sanders election watch part at the Edge of 9 bar in downtown St. Petersburg, the crowd was energetic. They seemed to break out into "Bernie" chants almost at random. As Sanders might put it, they were "Feeling the Bern."

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Tampa Bay area voters delivered impressive wins to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s presidential preference primary.

The Republican businessman and Clinton, the Democratic former Secretary of State, had convincing wins in all six major Tampa Bay-area counties – reflecting a trend that played out across Florida.

The GOP presidential field dropped by one candidate on Tuesday night, but Republicans are still no closer to uniting behind a nominee.

Democrats, however, did get more clarity as Hillary Clinton racked up more wins over Bernie Sanders, extending her delegate lead and complicating the Vermont senator's nomination calculation.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio announced Tuesday night that he was suspending his campaign for president after losing his home state in a landslide to Donald Trump.

"After tonight it is clear that while we are on the right side, we will not be on the winning side," Rubio told supporters in Miami.

Rubio congratulated Donald Trump at the start of his speech, but later appeared to criticize the real estate mogul's tactics.

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Several thousand people crowded into the Tampa Convention Center Monday afternoon, as Donald Trump made his second local appearance ahead of the Florida presidential primary.

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