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President Trump Holds A News Conference On Coronavirus

President Trump will discuss the U.S. response to the coronavirus.  WUSF 89.7 will carry this news conference live beginning at 6:30 PM.

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NPR

Arizona Republicans Censure Party Leaders At Odds With Trump

Arizona Republicans passed resolutions on Saturday to censure three of the state's most prominent party…

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Social Media Fueled Russian Protests Despite Government Attempts To Censor

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U.S. Tops 25 Million Confirmed Coronavirus Cases

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2020 Elections

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Florida Lawmakers React To Biden-Harris Win

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Health News Florida

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Hillsborough County Continues Partnering With Black Churches, Vaccinates 600 Seniors

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Education

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The State We're In

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