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Previously Undisclosed Trump-Putin Meeting Raises Diplomatic Questions

After their bilateral summit at the G-20 meeting in Germany earlier this month, President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin had another encounter one that was previously undisclosed and reportedly went on for an hour. The two leaders were joined only by Putins own interpreter, which Ian Bremmer, president of political risk consultancy Eurasia Group, called a breach of national security protocol. Here & Now s Lisa Mullins talks with Nick Burns  ( @rnicholasburns ), professor of...

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An Immokalee High School graduate begins as a freshman at Harvard University on a full-ride scholarship this fall as the first student from that high school in the predominantly farmworker community to be accepted into the Ivy League university as an undergrad. But, her story is just one example of the community’s recent upward education trend.

Film and TV productions will get some incentives to shoot in Miami-Dade County. A stop-gap county-based program hopes to plug some of the hole created by the state’s refusal to implement its own Florida-wide benefits.

Experts Monitor Indian River Lagoon For Signs Of Algal Blooms

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Rain and hot weather are putting stress on the Indian River Lagoon.

South Florida activists aren't laying down their megaphones just yet, despite the collapse of the GOP health care bill Monday night. 

About two dozen people gathered in Doral on the sidewalk near Sen. Marco Rubio's office Tuesday around 11 a.m. to demand health care for all. Many said they don't think the fight is over.

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam is touting a two year old program fast tracking concealed weapons permits for veterans and National Guard members.  And the Republican is mulling whether he’d expand where those licenses are valid if he wins the governor’s race.

Updated 7/18 to include Graham's clarified position on the proposed JAXPORT dredge.   

Jacksonville City Councilman Garrett Dennis and former Mayor Jake Godbold are endorsing the former congresswoman over her two major rivals in the Democratic primary.


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An anonymous Curious Gulf Coast inquirer asked: 

"Are there refugees living in southwest Florida? If so, what country did they come from? Why did they have to leave? What is their experience like?" 

Abortion Waiting Period Goes Back To Court

Jul 18, 2017

The Florida Supreme Court put a temporary block on a 2015 law requiring women to wait 24 hours before getting abortions, but a Tallahassee judge will hold a hearing Wednesday on a request by opponents to find the law unconstitutional.

Tropical Storm Don Forms; No Florida Threat

Jul 18, 2017
WUFT

Tropical Storm Don formed east of the Windward Islands Monday afternoon, but it is no threat to Florida.

There's only a small window of opportunity for Don to strengthen, and that is mostly during the day Tuesday. Once the storm moves into the eastern Caribbean, strong upper-level winds and dry air are likely to cause Don to dissipate.

Florida’s Guardian ad Litem program may have thousands of volunteers, but agency officials say they need more male role models, who can advocate on behalf of the state’s abused and neglected children.

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