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SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - The suicide rate is increasing at an alarming rate.  Studies show there is one suicide every 40 seconds.  This is expected to increase to one suicide every 20 seconds by 2020.  Recently celebrity suicides by Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade have brought the question back…

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SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - Rep. Vern Buchanan is seeking re-election in the 16th District Congressional race in November.  His son James, just lost a bid for State Representative earlier this year.  Is this a sign of a blue wave or just a one-time thing?  Rep. Buchanan will face the winner of the…

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SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - A few months ago, the Supreme Court ruled banning sports gambling is unconstitutional.  Now, it's up the states to legalize it.  Florida voters will decide whether or not to legalize it, when they vote in the midterms on the November ballot.  

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has drafted an executive action for President Donald Trump that would direct her department to keep families together after they are detained crossing the border illegally. She was at the White House where Trump told reporters he…

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SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - The suicide rate is increasing at an alarming rate.  Studies show there is one suicide every 40 seconds.  This is expected to increase to one suicide every 20 seconds by 2020.  Recently celebrity suicides by Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade have brought the question back…