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Florida has no plans to stop offering kosher meals to prisoners, but corrections officials don't want a federal judge telling them they have to keep serving up the special diet, which consists largely of sardines and peanut butter.

Florida Fights To Keep Lethal Drug Records Secret

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Lawyers representing seven Arizona Death Row inmates want information about the drugs used in Florida's lethal-injection procedure, but corrections officials are asking a judge to keep the documents secret.

Florida's orange crop this season is 16 percent smaller than last season.

The final estimate released Tuesday showed that Florida produced 81.5 million boxes of oranges during the 2015-2016 growing season.

A beach home owned by former Governor and current congressional candidate Charlie Crist is up for sale.

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When traveling to the US from a different country, interactions with the police may be dangerous for black men.

Jerome Sawyer attended St. Augustine's College in North Carolina, where he says he experienced racism, and still does as a Bahamian journalist traveling around the world.

Do two out of five Americans really know someone who has been killed by a gun? And is the leading Democratic contender for Florida's U.S. Senate seat really beholden to Wall Street financiers? WUSF's Steve Newborn takes aim at these claims with Katie Sanders of PolitiFact Florida.

 

Larry the cat remains on Downing Street

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After six years at 10 Downing Street, Prime Minister David Cameron is moving out. However, one member of the household is sticking around.

His name is Larry — Larry the cat.

Adopted in 2011 from the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, Larry was brought to the Prime Minister's Office to combat a rodent problem. Working under the title of “chief mouse catcher,” Larry has become quite the local celebrity.

He even has a Twitter account.

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COMMENTARY

When the Bahamas issued a travel advisory last weekend about visiting the U.S. – citing police brutality against black people – my first reaction was:

The Bahamas is warning Bahamians about cop cruelty against blacks in America? How about warning Bahamians about cop cruelty against blacks in the Bahamas?

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Need some creative cooking inspiration, or a few new healthy lunch recipes?

Some talented elementary school kids have you covered.

The Republican Party, as it prepares for its convention next week has checked off item No. 1 on its housekeeping list — drafting a party platform. The document reflects the conservative views of its authors, many of whom are party activists. So don't look for any concessions to changing views among the broader public on key social issues.

As Venezuela unravels — with shortages of food and medicine, as well as runaway inflation — President Nicolas Maduro is increasingly unpopular. But he's still holding onto power.

"The truth in Venezuela is there is real hunger. We are hungry," says a man who has invited me into his house in the northwestern city of Maracaibo, but doesn't want his name used for fear of reprisals by the government.

The wiry man paces angrily as he speaks. It wasn't always this way, he says, showing how loose his pants are now.

NATO's most sensitive border is more sensitive than ever

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On either side of the Narva River, two castles stand sentry, silent symbols of two societies that have faced off for centuries.

They now face their highest tension in a generation.

On one bank, a 16th-century castle flies the Russian flag and protects the city of Ivanograd, named after Ivan the Terrible. On the other, a castle built in the Middle Ages flies the flag of Estonia, one of NATO’s smallest but most resolute members.

When it comes to sanctions, Russia is known for its tit-for-tat approach.

After the conflict with Ukraine began in 2014 with Russia annexing Crimea, and the US and EU banned the import of Russian military and energy-related technology, Russia burned American cheese.

But a weird thing happened when Ukraine banned all TV content created in Russia after 2014. Russia didn’t impose the same ban on Ukraine. Instead, they started buying Ukrainian TV shows like crazy.

The deaths last week of three African-American men in encounters with police, along with the killing of five Dallas officers by a black shooter, have left many African-American gun owners with conflicting feelings; those range from shock to anger and defiance. As the debate over gun control heats up, some African-Americans see firearms as critical to their safety, especially in times of racial tension.

NASA has released the first picture of Jupiter taken since the Juno spacecraft went into orbit around the planet on July 4.

The picture was taken on July 10. Juno was 2.7 million miles from Jupiter at the time. The color image shows some of the atmospheric features of the planet, including the giant red spot. You can also see three of Jupiter's moons in the picture: Io, Europa and Ganymede.

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