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The Buzz on Florida Politics

Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to call lawmakers back to the Capitol in Tallahassee for a special session on vaccine mandates.
Gov. DeSantis’ call to return to Tallahassee early surprised many members of Florida’s Legislature.
House Speaker Chris Sprowls said he did not know details of the governor’s plans.
The memo comes after months of conspiracy theories surrounding 2020 votes.
Luna, a congressional candidate, had sought an injunction against a former candidate who she said threatened her if she were ahead in the polls.

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  1. The Facebook logo displayed on an iPad. Facebook in India dithered in curbing hate speech and anti-Muslim content on its platform and lacked enough local language moderators to stop misinformation that at times led to real-world violence, according to leaked documents obtained by The Associated Press.
  2. In this Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, file photo, firefighters battle the Windy Fire as it burns in the Trail of 100 Giants grove of Sequoia National Forest, Calif. The California highway connecting visitors to the world's two largest sequoia trees remains closed so crews can remove as many as 10,000 trees weakened by wildfires, drought, disease or age.
  3. Country musician Travis Tritt performs at the Stagecoach Festival on April 30, 2017 in Indio, California.
  4. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined Gopher Resources in Tampa more than $319,000 after a series in the Tampa Bay Times revealed workplace dangers.
  5. President Joe Biden participates in a CNN town hall at Baltimore Center Stage in Baltimore on Thursday.
  6. Council members Charlie Miranda (left) and Bill Carlson (right) engaged in an explosive exchange Thursday.
  7. The number of Americans leaving their jobs increased since September 2020, typically a positive sign for the economy.   [BILL VARIAN | Times]
  8. Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to call lawmakers back to the Capitol in Tallahassee for a special session on vaccine mandates.
  9. Anna Paulina Luna, seen in a Zoom hearing in June, used $37,612 in congressional campaign funds to pay attorney fees for an unsuccessful injunction petition against a former candidate, William Braddock.
  10. Michael Owen is a Republican candidate for Hillsborough's District 4 commission seat, currently held by term-limited Stacy White.
  11. St. Petersburg mayoral candidate Robert Blackmon is featured in this digital flier promoting a "Blexit 727 Block Party" in Childs Park in St. Petersburg on Nov. 1, the day before Blackmon faces Ken Welch in the Nov. 2 general election.
  12. State Board of Education Chair Tom Grady.
  13. From left, Florida county election supervisors Craig Latimer (Hillsborough), Wesley Wilcox (Marion) and Brian Corley (Pasco).
  14. Maps display district lines as constituents gather to voice their opinion to House and Senate members during a 2011 Florida Legislature redistricting hearing in Orlando.
  15. Fred Guttenberg, the father of slain student Jaime Guttenberg leaves the courtroom at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday.
  16. Gov. Ron DeSantis says he will call a November special session to pass several measures related to vaccine mandates.
  17. Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced a deal that would enable him to regain a social media presence after he was kicked off Twitter Inc. and Facebook Inc. platforms.
  18. Fighting broke out between police and local residents after the 1996 death of TyRon Lewis.
  19. President Joe Biden salutes as he boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on Wednesday. Biden is traveling to his hometown of Scranton, Pa., to talk about infrustructure and his domestic agenda.
  20. Gov. Ron DeSantis, shown at an August roundtable discussion, held a news conference on Oct. 20, 2021, to reiterate his support for parents' right to speak at school board meetings.
  21. Sen. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples.
  22. Ken Welch and Robert Blackmon debate on Tuesday, Oct. 19
  23. Gov. Ron DeSantis and Marcellus Osceola, Jr., chairman of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, pose for a photo at a signing ceremony on Friday, April 23, 2021.
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