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Edgartown Chief of Police Bruce R. McNamee helps Venezuelan migrants onto a bus at St. Andrews Episcopal Church on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, in Edgartown, Mass on the island of Martha's Vineyard. A group of 48 migrants was flown to the island from Texas earlier this week, leaving them stranded. They are now being transferred to a military base in Cape Cod.
Many details still remain unknown about the two flights the governor’s administration sent to Martha’s Vineyard.
Suspended state attorney Andrew Warren will ask a federal judge to reinstate him to the office he was escorted out of last month.
Voting rights groups filed a series of challenges to the law.
PolitiFact | Historically, the party that controls the White House loses seats in Congress in the midterms.

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  1. A graphic from the National Hurricane Center released at 11 a.m. Sunday shows the earliest likely arrival times for tropical storm-force winds from Ian. Gov. Ron DeSantis urged Floridians on Sunday morning to prepare now for a storm that is expected to be a major hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico.
  2. On Nov. 8, voters will decide whether the city should sell its vacant City Hall to build two apartment towers, shaded at right, and the former Harborview site to build a 13-story hotel, shaded at left. The project also would include a two-story building with commercial space. The parcels border the city's $84 million ongoing renovation of Coachman Park, shown in the rendering's foreground.
  3. Florida Gov Ron DeSantis announces the suspension of Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren during a news conference at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office administration building in Tampa.
  4. A Venezuelan migrant is led onto a bus at St. Andrews Episcopal Church on Sept. 16 in Edgartown, Mass on the island of Marthas Vineyard. A group of 48 migrants was flown to the island from Texas earlier this week, leaving them stranded.
  5. As Broward elections supervisor, Peter Antonacci spoke at the Voting Equipment Center in Lauderhill on the first day of in-person early voting on Oct. 19, 2020. He's been hired by Gov. Ron DeSantis to run the state's new elections crimes office.
  6. Tropical Depression Nine has formed.
  7. Immigrants gather with their belongings outside St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Wednesday Sept. 14, 2022, in Edgartown, Mass., on Martha's Vineyard. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday flew two planes of immigrants to Martha's Vineyard.
  8. Florida governor Ron DeSantis pictured April 9, 2022, in Jacksonville, Florida.
  9. St. Petersburg City Council members will likely select a new council member for District 7 on Oct. 6 to replace Lisa Wheeler-Bowman, who resigned after allegations surfaced that she didn't live in the district.
  10. Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser, in a 2019 file photo. [ JABIN BOTSFORD | Washington Post]
  11. A Florida law that targets social media companies over decisions to remove politicians and other users from their platforms is facing legal challenges. After two lower courts ruled against the law, the state is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in.
  12. Venezuelan Luis Oswaldo, 39, was stranded at a La Quinta hotel in San Antonio after his flight to Delaware, arranged by operatives working for Gov. Ron DeSantis, was canceled without warning. At least 20 other migrants were left with few resources and no idea where to go next.
  13. This Aug. 31 photo shows an aerial view of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach. A federal appeals panel has lifted a judge's hold on the Justice Department's ability to use classified records seized from former President Donald Trump's Florida estate in its ongoing criminal investigation.
  14. Edgartown Chief of Police Bruce R. McNamee helps Venezuelan migrants onto a bus at St. Andrews Episcopal Church on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, in Edgartown, Mass., on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. A group of 48 migrants was left stranded after being flown to the island from Texas earlier last week.
  15. A sign shows people where to enter the polls at Roberts Recreation Center in St. Petersburg during the Aug. 23, 2022 primary election. Since the primary, the number of registered Republicans in Florida has grown by more than 42,000 while Democrats have gained fewer than 1,700 voters.
  16. Terry Donnell Gwinn, 69, and his brother Clifford have farmed for more than 40 years and operate Gwinn Brothers Farm in McAlpin, the statement said.
  17. President Joe Biden speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Aug. 26, 2022
  18. A buffet was set up on Thursday morning for migrants who landed on Martha's Vineyard.
  19. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis listens to a question during a news conference Sept. 7 in Miami. Three of the nearly 50 migrants who were flown to Martha’s Vineyard last week by the state of Florida are suing Gov. Ron DeSantis and other state officials.
  20. Miami-Dade Commissioner Joe Martinez talks briefly with the media as he walks out of the Miami-Dade Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center near Doral on Aug. 30, 2022, after he surrendered to face criminal charges. He was suspended Tuesday by Gov. Ron DeSantis.
  21. The state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp. added about 8,000 policies last week, bringing its total to 1,055,366 as of Friday, according to newly posted data.
  22. Migrants, who arrived on a flight sent by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, gather with their belongings outside St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Wednesday Sept. 14, 2022, in Edgartown, Mass., on Martha's Vineyard. A Texas sheriff on Monday, Sept. 19 opened an investigation into two flights of migrants sent to Martha's Vineyard by DeSantis, but did not say what laws may have been broken in putting 48 Venezuelans on private planes last week from San Antonio.
  23. There were few signs of activity at Kelly Field in San Antonio on Tuesday morning, despite reports of a plane of migrants scheduled to take off from there and fly to Delaware.
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