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Florida Democratic Party chair resigns over sexual behavior

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Democrat Party chairman resigned after anonymous allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior, a decision he made Friday after four candidates for governor said he should step down over the report. The party posted on Twitter a brief statement from Bittel, who had held the position since January. “When my personal situation becomes distracting to our core mission of electing Democrats and making Florida better, it is time for me to step aside,” Bittel said. “I apologize for all who have … Read the referenced┬ástory here:…

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GOP, Democratic Senators Back Bill to Bolster FBI Gun Checks

A bipartisan group of senators has reached agreement on legislation to ensure federal agencies and state governments accurately report relevant criminal history to the FBI’s database of prohibited gun buyers. Congress has taken no steps on guns in the weeks after deadly shootings in Las Vegas and Texas. The bill has the backing over several GOP and Democratic senators, including the No. 2 Republican, John Cornyn of Texas.   The measure comes after the Air Force’s acknowledgement that the shooter at a small Texas church should have had his name…

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