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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a news conference at Universal Studios Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. The Universal Studios theme park reopened today for season pass holders and will open to the general public on Friday. Bars and theme parks will be part of Florida's Phase 2 reopening after closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. [JOHN RAOUX  |  AP]
Tattoo shops, bowling alleys, massage parlors and tanning salons are also allowed to re-open Friday.
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“We welcome the opportunity to host the @GOPconvention in Jacksonville,” Mayor Lenny Curry tweeted Tuesday night.
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DeSantis also said he’s sending National Guard troops to Washington, although the mayor did not ask for them.
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The law enforcement background that served Val Demings so well in the last four years may turn out to be a mixed bag amid the national outcry against police brutality and a flawed criminal justice...
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  1. In this Nov. 2, 2018, file photo, former President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign rally for Democratic candidates in Miami. [LYNNE SLADKY  |  AP]
  2. Jacksonville skyline looking north.
  3. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a news conference at Universal Studios Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. The Universal Studios theme park reopened today for season pass holders and will open to the general public on Friday. Bars and theme parks will be part of Florida's Phase 2 reopening after closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. [JOHN RAOUX  |  AP]
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  5. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis during news conference last month. [WILFREDO LEE  |  AP]
  6. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper speaks Tuesday during a briefing at the Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh, N.C. [ETHAN HYMAN  |  AP]
  7. Florida Rep. Anthony Sabatini, a Lake County Republican.
  8. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla. [ANDREW HARNIK  |  AP]
  9. The Florida Supreme Court. [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times]
  10. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., center, and other House Democrats crowd into an elevator as they rush to the chamber for a vote just after meeting with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who is moving swiftly toward House passage of a coronavirus aid package possibly this week, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 11, 2020. [J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE | AP]
  11. The latest feature on Florida's online unemployment system: a walking stick figure. [Florida Department of Economic Opportunity]
  12. Judge Kevin Carroll, of Leon County, presided over a hearing by video conference Monday in a lawsuit over climate change brought by eight children against state officials. [Screenshot from Zoom]
  13. Police arrest a woman near the Cricket at 2920 E Busch Blvd as police hold the line with protestors on Saturday night in Tampa. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  14. Florida jobless workers who have spoken to the Times/Herald about their struggle to get unemployment insurance from the state. [Tampa Bay Times] [Tampa Bay Times]
  15. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gestures as he speaks during a news conference along side Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nunez, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at the Miami-Dade Public Library in Miami. DeSantis appointed two South Floridians to the state Supreme Court on Tuesday: a Palm Beach County circuit judge who immigrated from Jamaica and, a former assistant U.S. attorney who is the son of Cuban immigrants. [WILFREDO LEE  |  AP]
  16. A patient is transported by ambulance from the long-term care campus of Freedom Square in Seminole last month. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  17. Sen. Tom Lee, R Brandon, discusses a bill involving white nationalists and white supremacists Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, during a Senate Infrastructure and Security Committee meeting at the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Phil Sears) [PHIL SEARS  |  AP]
  18. Home Depot. [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE  |  Times]
  19. A May 14, 2020 toll road task force meeting was held virtually. [The Florida Channel]
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  21. President Donald Trump participates in a briefing about Hurricane Dorian with North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, left, aboard Air Force One at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in Havelock, N.C. President Donald Trump demanded Monday, May 25, 2020, that North Carolina's Democratic governor sign off “immediately” on allowing the Republican National Convention to move forward in August with full attendance despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Trump's tweets Monday about the RNC, planned for Charlotte, come just two days after the North Carolina recorded its largest daily increase in positive cases yet. [Associated Press]
  22. President Donald Trump holds up a copy of the New York Post as he speaks before signing an executive order aimed at curbing protections for social media giants, in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Washington. [EVAN VUCCI  |  AP]
  23. Sandhill cranes in an area of the Green Swamp in Polk County that is similar to a tract preserved Thursday under the Florida Forever program. [Photo courtesy Doug DeNeve]
  24. FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2019 photo, Agriculture commissioner Nikki Fried speaks at a pre-legislative news conference in Tallahassee, Fla. Fried, the only Democrat holding statewide office in Florida, upbraided Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday, May 28, 2020, for keeping the state Cabinet “in the dark” by failing to convene the panel to discuss the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File) [STEVE CANNON  |  AP]
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