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The argument for African-Americans to end their loyalty to the Democratic Party usually ends and begins with the assertion that Democrats take black votes for granted — that elected Democrats don’t actually do enough to warrant the support of the black folks who put them in office.

Frank Denton

08/04/2017 - 14:11
CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. | Given the demographics of the thousands of people who gather each summer at the...
 
07/07/2017 - 14:06
Given her resume — bouncing from her native Scotland to Ireland to Qatar to Michigan —...
 
06/23/2017 - 16:56
MENA, Ukraine | The newspaper in this northeastern Ukrainian city, about 35 miles from the Russian...
 

Tia Mitchell

08/18/2017 - 09:31
Gov. Rick Scott isn’t big on spending time with the Press Corps, but we know he will take a...
 
08/04/2017 - 10:02
The Florida Commission on Ethics has cleared Sen. Aaron Bean of charges that he improperly helped...
 
07/28/2017 - 12:51
Rep. Paul Renner is already benefiting from his election to the position that puts him in line to...
 

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Ron Littlepage

09/27/2016 - 20:00
The speaker’s assessment was straightforward:
 
05/20/2016 - 10:17
While the write-in candidate scam to limit voting in two contentious races on the August ballot is...
 
05/19/2016 - 11:35
Fresh from losing the sound bite game during his trip to California, Gov. Rick Scott is now aiming...
 

Fact Check

Fact Check: Sign outside Dearborn mosque is a fake

A photo posted on Facebook of a sign outside of a Dearborn, Mich., mosque advertises that it has been placed by the Advancement of Islamic Agenda for America. It reads, “AMERICA WE WILL KILL YOU ALL AND NOTHING YOU CAN DO TO STOP IT” and exults “ALLAH BE PRAISED.”

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Fact Check: Birds really can eat rice safely

An urban legend that keeps cropping up, especially during the busy wedding season, is that you shouldn’t throw rice because birds will eat it, the rice will immediately begin absorbing water in the bird’s body, swell and, if there is enough rice, it will kill the bird.

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Fact Check: On uniforms as tributes, the NFL usually takes a hard line

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Sound Off: Letters from Readers

Sound Off: Did Donald Jr. do anything wrong?

Donald Trump Jr. accepted help from what was described to him as a Russian government effort to aid his father’s campaign with damaging information about Hillary Clinton, according to emails he has released publicly. Because of the nature of this action, we asked members of the Times-Union/Jacksonville.com Email Interactive Group what is their opinion of the appropriateness of this action. This is one of the questions that brought a ton of responses. We’ll run some this week and some the next. Here is the first batch of responses:

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Sound Off: Readers on Landing battle

Toney Sleiman said he will not rebuild The Jacksonville Landing unless the city, which leases him the property, helps him doit. Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry says Sleiman and his family company have mismanaged the Landing and wants Sleiman togive up their ownership. We asked members of the Times-Union/Jacksonville.com Email Interactive Group what is theirreaction to the standoff and what they think ought to be done. This question drew a rash of responses, so we will run half of them this week andcontinue with them the next. Here are the first batch of responses:

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Sound Off: Who should win Landing battle?

Toney Sleiman said he will not rebuild The Jacksonville Landing unless the city, which leases him the property, helps him doit. Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry says Sleiman and his family company have mismanaged the Landing and wants Sleiman togive up their ownership. We asked members of the Times-Union/Jacksonville.com Email Interactive Group what is theirreaction to the standoff and what they think ought to be done. This question drew a rash of responses, so we will run half of them this week andcontinue with them the next. Here are the first batch of responses:

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