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An estimated 3,200 people marched Saturday from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico in the Women's March on Duval Street, a march in favor of women's rights and equality for all.

Marchers included wealthy snowbirds and T-shirt shop workers, young and old, women and men, gay and straight. A portion of the world's longest rainbow flag made the march, with two city commissioners among those carrying it.

Among those marching:

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LIVE Blog Of Donald Trump's Inauguration

Jan 20, 2017
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The NPR team will be publishing stories, including live video both from the Capitol and along the parade route, all day on Inauguration day.

How well do you know U.S. history? We dare you to try our test and figure out how much you really know about the traditions and customs around the official swearing-in of the president of the United States.

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How well do you know Washington D.C.?

We take you on an interactive tour of the route that newly inaugurated president Donald J. Trump will follow from the Capitol building to the White House after his swearing in ceremony. 

Thanks to two organizers from Broward, Laura Sawyer-Broder and Stephanie Myers, South Florida will have its own Women’s Rally to coincide with the Women’s March happening in Washington D.C. the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Twenty years ago, Sawyer-Broder successfully lobbied for improving airplane inspections, after her grandparents perished in the ValuJet Flight 592 that crashed in the Everglades. They were on their way to see her graduate from Emory University in Atlanta.

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Alvin Lee is the leader of the sacred steel ensemble, The Lee Boys. He is a vocalist and guitarist for the band, although he can play a variety of instruments and was originally a bassist. Alvin grew up listening to sacred steel music in the House of God Church in Perrine, FL where his father was the pastor. He and his brothers all learned to play different instruments and performed regularly in church services.  

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The American Civil War is usually regarded as the war that led to the end of slavery in the United States. But battles over American slavery had been fought long before that.

 

During the three Seminole Wars, escaped slaves joined the warriors of the Seminole tribe to fight the American government for freedom. For the slaves, it was freedom from the brutality of plantation life. For the Seminoles, it was freedom to keep land that the U.S. government wanted for American settlers.

 

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Donald Trump becomes President on Friday – and now here we wait to see how he plans to keep his pledge to roll back normalized relations with Cuba.

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Most states tax feminine hygiene products as “luxury items.” But state lawmakers across the U.S., including in Florida, are introducing so-called “tampon tax” legislation to exempt these items from sales tax. 

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  Hasan Elahi is an interdisciplinary media artist. Sometimes he’s called a photographer and sometimes a privacy artist. Privacy is the subject of a lot of his art — he's best known for his project called Tracking Transience, where he posts images of his locations online. The project started after he began reporting his own whereabouts to the FBI.

 

Fact Checking Obama's Last Press Conference As President

Jan 18, 2017
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President Obama gave his final press conference at the White House on Wednesday, just two days before Donald Trump's inauguration. He reflected on his time in office and looked toward the incoming administration, ultimately concluding, "At my core, I think we're going to be OK."

NPR's politics team, with help from editors and reporters across the newsroom, annotated his remarks.

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The manhunt that had Orlando on edge for more than a week ended Tuesday night as police arrested Markeith Loyd in an abandoned house.

Loyd was wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of Orlando police officer Debra Clayton.

Police Chief John Mina said Loyd was wearing body armor and had two hand guns, including one with a 100-round capacity magazine, when he was caught in Orlando’s Carver Shores neighborhood.

Officers put Loyd in the late Clayton’s handcuffs.

 

Prosecutors say the wife of the Pulse nightclub shooter knew about the attack ahead of time. Noor Salman is facing charges of aiding and abetting her husband Omar Mateen.

In an unsealed indictment, she’s also accused of providing material support and resources to the Islamic State group, among other things. In a 911 call during the standoff the gunman pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.

Salman’s uncle calls her a sweet girl who knew nothing of the June 12th attack that left 49 dead and more than 50 injured.

The man accused of killing five people and wounding six more in a shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport earlier this month told FBI agents he had been communicating with people involved with or inspired by the Islamic State in online chat rooms.

FBI Special Agent Michael Ferlazzo took the stand at Esteban Santiago’s detention hearing Tuesday morning in federal court in Fort Lauderdale. Ferlazzo said Santiago told him in an interview at around 10:30 pm on the day of the shooting that he had been communicating with Islamic State supporters on the dark web.

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