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 2021-03-04 19:53 

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Chomp: Gilbert decommits, Gators near halfway point of spring practice...

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 2021-03-04 19:51 

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California Legislature OKs plan aimed at in-person learning...

The California Legislature has approved a $6.6 billion plan aimed at returning students to the classroom....

 2021-03-04 19:46 

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Considering bariatric surgery? Everything you need to know...

Many people feel like having weight loss surgery is like giving up or admitting to failure....

 2021-03-04 19:15 

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Termite season is near...

As the temperatures warm in March, termites appear seeking mating partners making now a good time for Termite Awareness Week during March 7-13....

 2021-03-04 19:09 

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11 killed in army helicopter crash in eastern Turkey...

Turkey's Defense Ministry says a military helicopter has crashed in eastern Turkey, killing 11 soldiers on board and injuring two others....

 2021-03-04 18:53 

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Powell: Higher inflation temporary, Fed will be 'patient'...

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said Thursday that inflation will likely pick up in the coming months but the increase will be temporary, and won't be enough for the Fed to alter its low-interest rate policies....

 2021-03-04 18:46 

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Israel, Denmark and Austria join forces against COVID-19...

The leaders of Israel, Denmark and Austria say they'll work together against COVID-19, investing in research and production centers to keep up with vaccine demand....

 2021-03-04 18:03 

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Another Trump on the ballot? Lara Trump eyes Senate seat...

The race to replace one of the seven Republican senators who voted to convict former President Donald Trump for inciting the Capitol riot is shaping up to be a key test of Trump's staying power amid a fierce inter-party debate over how much to embrace...

 2021-03-04 18:01 

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State senators back boosting child-restraint age...

A proposal that would require 6-year-old children to be secured in car seats or booster seats is headed to the full Senate. Under current law, children through age 3 are required to be in car seats....

 2021-03-04 18:01 

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Everyman's everyman, who faced Federer at Wimbledon, retires...

A tennis player who got a ton of attention when he faced Roger Federer at Wimbledon while ranked 772nd in the world has announced his retirement....

 2021-03-04 17:54 

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Florida jobless claims below 16,000 last week...

Marking a pandemic low, the U.S. Department of Labor estimated 15,903 first-time unemployment claims were filed last week in Florida....

 2021-03-04 17:50 

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Missouri hangs on for 1st win at Florida, 72-70...

Dru Smith scored the game-winner, banking a baseline drive reverse layup off the glass with 0.7 seconds on the clock and Missouri held on to defeat Florida 72-70 for the Tigers' first-ever win in Gainesville....

 2021-03-04 17:49 

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Florida governor faces growing charges of vaccine favoritism...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and state health officials are coming under deeper scrutiny amid revelations that seniors in a wealthy enclave in Key Largo received hundreds of life-saving vaccinations as early as mid-January....

 2021-03-04 17:41 

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Malcolm X's boyhood home in Boston gets historic designation...

Malcolm X's boyhood home in Boston has been added to the National Register of Historic Places....

 2021-03-04 17:39 

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The Latest: IIHF schedules women's hockey worlds for mid-May...

The International Ice Hockey Federation has tentatively scheduled the women's world championships for mid-May after canceling the 2020 tournament because of the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-03-04 17:21 

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'Falling through cracks': Vaccine bypasses some older adults...

Thousands of older Americans are spending hours online or enlisting their grandchildren's help to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine....

 2021-03-04 17:21 

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Abortion concerns prompt archdiocese warning on vaccine...

Catholic leaders in New Orleans and St. Louis are advising Catholics that the COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson is "morally compromised" because it's produced using cell lines developed from aborted fetuses....

 2021-03-04 17:17 

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US mortgage rates steady to higher; 30-year at 3.02%...

U.S. long-term mortgage rates were steady to higher this week, as the benchmark 30-year loan breached the 3% mark for the first time since July 2020....

 2021-03-04 17:16 

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Teachers seek guidance after mixed messages on vaccine age rules for federal site...

Teachers are trying to find out if they can get vaccinated at a newly opened federal vaccine site in Jacksonville, regardless of age....

 2021-03-04 17:01 

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Putnam County mourns loss of first Black deputy constable...

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office is mourning the loss of the agency's first Black deputy constable and a Welaka councilman, who passed away Wednesday....

 2021-03-04 17:01 

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Press Club seeks release of AP journalist jailed in Myanmar...

The National Press Club has called on Myanmar to immediately release an Associated Press journalist who was arrested last week while photographing security forces charging at anti-coup protesters....

 2021-03-04 17:00 

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EU, Italy stop AstraZeneca vaccine exports to Australia...

A shipment of a quarter million AstraZeneca vaccines destined for Australia has been barred from leaving the European Union in the first use of an export control system instituted by the bloc over a month ago....

 2021-03-04 16:59 

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AP source: Bradley agrees to $24M, 2-year deal with Brewers...

A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that free-agent outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. is joining the Milwaukee Brewers, agreeing to the parameters of a $24 million, two-year contract....

 2021-03-04 16:57 

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Heartbreak for West Nassau: Warriors fall in hoops semis on last-second shot...

The storybook season for West Nassau and electric guard Deebo Coleman is over....

 2021-03-04 16:51 

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Still divisive, Dr. Luke resurges at Grammys — as Tyson Trax...

It's been seven years since controversial music producer Dr. Luke, who is still embattled in a lawsuit with pop star Kesha, has been nominated at the Grammys....

 2021-03-04 16:46 

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UK police won't probe journalist over 1995 Diana interview...

British police say they will not launch a criminal investigation into the journalist Martin Bashir over his 1995 interview with Princess Diana....

 2021-03-04 16:45 

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Heart problems may be rare in pro athletes after COVID-19...

A new study in pro athletes found that heart inflammation was uncommon after a mild case of COVID-19....

 2021-03-04 16:39 

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Court raises bar for some immigrants to avoid deportation...

The Supreme Court has made it harder for longtime immigrants who have been convicted of a crime to avoid deportation....

 2021-03-04 16:31 

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Senate energy panel backs Haaland for interior secretary...

A key Senate committee has approved the nomination of New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland to be interior secretary, clearing the way for a Senate vote that is likely to make her the first Native American to lead a Cabinet agency....

 2021-03-04 16:26 

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Major League Baseball to hold first Lou Gehrig Day on June 2...

Major League Baseball will hold its first Lou Gehrig Day on June 2, adding Gehrig to Jackie Robinson and Roberto Clemente on the short list of players honored throughout the big leagues....

 2021-03-04 16:21 

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Police request 60-day extension of Guard at US Capitol...

The Associated Press has learned that the Capitol Police have requested that members of the National Guard continue to provide security at the U.S. Capitol for another two months....

 2021-03-04 16:20 

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Tributes as leading South African reporter dies of COVID-19...

Tributes from journalists and politicians are coming in for prominent South African journalist Karima Brown who died of COVID-19 on Thursday....

 2021-03-04 16:17 

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Why lymph nodes might swell after the COVID-19 vaccine...

If you've received a COVID-19 vaccine, you may have noticed some swollen lymph nodes. Believe it or not, that's actually a good sign....

 2021-03-04 16:17 

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This baby polar bear playing in the snow at the Detroit Zoo will melt your heart...

Need a little pick-me-up?...

 2021-03-04 16:17 

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Capitals' Ovechkin fined $5K for spearing Bruins' Frederic...

Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has been fined $5,000 for spearing Bruins rookie Trent Frederic late in the Washington-Boston game on Wednesday night....

 2021-03-04 16:12 

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'Redneck Romper Fashion Show' returns to Clay County Fair...

They say it's a groundbreaking new style for men... but we're not sure about that....

 2021-03-04 16:07 

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WH says relief checks to go to most who got December payment...

A White House official says 98% of U.S. households that received a COVID-19 relief check in December will also qualify for the next round of payments being championed by President Joe Biden....

 2021-03-04 16:02 

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Boston Marathon's plan to hand out 70K medals roils runners...

The Boston Marathon's mid-pandemic plan to hand out coveted medals to 70,000 people who walk or run the 26.2-mile distance wherever they are has roiled the usually genteel running world....

 2021-03-04 15:57 

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Famed Madrid flamenco venue closes amid virus restrictions...

Artists at one of Madrid's best-known flamenco bars have put on a final outdoor show marking its closure after 140 years due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions that have shuttered entertainment venues....

 2021-03-04 15:22 

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Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett delivers 1st opinion...

Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett has delivered her first opinion....

 2021-03-04 15:22 

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Creating buzz: Electric scooters, bikes rev up in Downtown Jacksonville...

The City of Jacksonville officially launched a one-year pilot program for e-scooters, e-bicycles and dockless bicycles....

 2021-03-04 15:01 

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Scholarship created to honor choreographer Ann Reinking...

A scholarship has been created in honor of the late Tony Award-winning dancer and choreographer Ann Reinking....

 2021-03-04 14:58 

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The Latest: Congressman braces for threat against Capitol...

A former chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee who was among those briefed about a possible new threat against the Capitol says lawmakers are braced for it....

 2021-03-04 14:43 

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17% of food production globally wasted, UN report estimates...

A new report from the United Nations estimates that 17% of food produced globally is wasted each year....

 2021-03-04 14:35 

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New NAACP head: Black Vermonters deserve to enjoy state, too...

The new head of one of Vermont's NAACP branches has watched three other Black women in one of the whitest states in the country resign from leadership post because of harassment and threats....

 2021-03-04 14:14 

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GOP state lawmakers seek to nullify federal gun limits...

With Democrats controlling the presidency and Congress, Republican state lawmakers concerned about the possibility of new federal gun control laws aren't waiting to react....

 2021-03-04 14:08 

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Tech insider compares digital devices to crack cocaine...

If you're anything like those of us at News4Jax, you likely spend several hours a day in front of a screen of some sort. Whether it's a laptop computer, smartphone or television, it's easy to lose track of time with our eyes glued to digital d...

 2021-03-04 14:05 

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Clooney, 'Billie Holiday' among AARP movie award honorees...

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 2021-03-04 13:55 

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US fourth quarter productivity revised to a decline of 4.2%...

U.S. productivity fell at an annual rate of 4.2% in the fourth quarter, a sharp decline but not as large as first estimated....

 2021-03-04 13:46 

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Billie Jean King memoir 'All In' to be published in August...

Billie Jean King has a memoir coming this summer, and she calls it a journey to her "authentic self."....

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