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Larry Arnn, president of Hillsdale College, speaks at the social conservative Faith and Freedom Coalition's annual "Road to the Majority" conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. on Friday, June 9, 2017.
The small private Christian college in Michigan is playing an influential role in Florida.
State lawmakers from both parties weigh in on how bipartisanship fades after a mass shooting.
But it’s unclear when the order will take effect. The abortion ban takes effect Friday.
If police can hear your car radio from over 25 feet away, they can charge you with a traffic violation.

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  1. Protesters attend a May 3 abortion rights rally organized by Florida Rep. Michele Rayner and the Pinellas Democratic Progressive Caucus on the steps of the St. Petersburg Judicial Courthouse. The U.S. Supreme Court has since struck down Roe v. Wade, and in Florida the focus has turned to the state's recently adopted 15-week abortion ban.
  2. Jeremy Miller, of Homosassa, explores one of the vents at Three Sisters Springs on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge in Citrus County.
  3. Emily Reed (right), 33, of St. Petersburg, raises a sign during an abortion protest on Saturday, July 2, 2022 in Tampa. "If my hysterectomy was scheduled three months later I would not have that choice," Reed said.
  4. Larry Arnn, president of Hillsdale College, speaks at the social conservative Faith and Freedom Coalition's annual "Road to the Majority" conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. on Friday, June 9, 2017.
  5. Florida law enforcement can now stop drivers and issue a noncriminal infraction for playing music “plainly audible” from 25 feet away.
  6. Then-Gov. Rick Scott signed gun and school safety legislation on March 9, 2018, in Tallahassee, joined by family members of students killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. [Times (2018)]
  7. Protesters march during an abortion rights rally on Saturday, June 25, 2022, on the corner of East Fowler Avenue and North 56th Street in Temple Terrace.
  8. Mifepristone and Misoprostol, the two drugs used in a medication abortion, are seen at the Women's Reproductive Clinic, which provides legal medication abortion services, in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, on June 17, 2022.
  9. Dr. Lisa Gwynn, right, a University of Miami pediatrician and president of the Florida chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, speaks to Julie Machaca (left) and her children (left to right) Saory Betalleluz, 5, Diego Betalleluz, 9, and Cyd Betalleluz, 12, before they receive shots at the University of Miami Pediatric Mobile Clinic in Homestead, June 24. Gwynn, who has been a visible advocate of vaccine access for poor young kids, was removed Wednesday from a state-appointed board for publicly criticizing Florida’s decision to delay access to the COVID-19 vaccine for children under 5.
  10. Logan Jackson, 23, of St. Petersburg and Andrea Waters, 23, of Riverview pare pictured at the Banyan Courtyard at Stetson University College of Law on June 10 in Gulfport. "To see a Black woman on the highest court in the land is just so amazing and inspiring," Waters said.
  11. State University System Chancellor Marshall Criser announced he is stepping down.
  12. Protesters chant during an abortion rights rally Saturday at the corner of E Fowler Avenue and N 56th Street in Temple Terrace.
  13. In this image from video provided by the Supreme Court, Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts administers the Constitutional Oath to Ketanji Brown Jackson as her husband Patrick Jackson holds the Bible at the Supreme Court in Washington on Thursday.
  14. Nina Johnson, of St. Petersburg, left, talks paddle boards and paddles with Melissa Damel, of Largo, right, on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, on the sales floor at Bill Jackson's Shop for Adventure in Pinellas Park.
  15. Tampa Electric’s Big Bend Power Station in Apollo Beach has burned both coal and natural gas to create electricity in Tampa Bay. Both processes release greenhouse gasses that cause global warming.
  16. Nurse Jordan Dierksheide and Medical Assistant Cassandra Ross help administer a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to JoseMaria Mejia, 7, of Ruskin, during a vaccination event hosted by Enterprising Latinas at Wimauma Opportunity Center in Wimauma on Nov. 14, 2021. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention earlier this month recommended COVID-19 vaccines for kids under age 5, but some Florida parents are struggling to get young children vaccinated.
  17. As a candidate for the District 1 seat on the Pasco County School Board, Al Hernandez is facing questions from opponents about his residency.
  18. Ron DeSantis, shown here in April 2021, said on June 16, 2021, that he will send state and local police officers to the Mexican border.
  19. Anti-abortion advocate Coleman Boyd, right, argues with an abortion rights supporter Marley Parkman of Clinton, at the Mississippi Capitol, in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Supporters for and against abortion vied for attention as they promoted their points of view during the early evening protests. Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch on Monday certified the state's trigger law banning abortion except in cases where the mother's life is in danger or a rape has been reported to law enforcement. The owner of Mississippi's only abortion clinic, the Jackson Women's Health Organization, has said the clinic will close when the law takes effect in 10 days.
  20. Lev Parnas, center, speaks to the media outside the federal courthouse in New York, Wednesday.  Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani who was a figure in President Donald Trump's first impeachment investigation, was sentenced Wednesday to a year and eight months in prison for fraud and campaign finance crimes.
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  22. In a briefing to a congressional subcommittee Tuesday, Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo, left, said the decision not to preorder COVID-19 shots for young children was made “together” with Gov. Ron DeSantis.
  23. Cassidy Hutchinson, a top former aide to Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, is sworn in as she testifies during the sixth hearing by the House Select Committee on the Jan. 6 insurrection in the Cannon House Office Building on Tuesday.
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