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SARASOTA, Fla.(WWSB)--New legislation in Florida is aiming to keep young offenders out of the criminal justice. State Rep. Joe Gruters (R) Sarasota and State Sen. Greg Steube (R) Sarasota are co-sponsoring the bill, which would increase the use of civil citations as an alternative to arrests.

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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB)--Our President isn't the only one taking to social media to voice his opinions. You may have noticed political arguments taking place on your own Facebook or Twitter. The American Psychological Association reports more than half of U.S. adults, regardless of party, feel…

WASHINGTON — As the first case of Zika surfaced in Manatee County, Congressman Vern Buchanan today scolded Congress for adjourning for the summer without funding efforts to confront the deadly virus.Manatee County was one of 18 new travel-related cases reported by the Florida Department of H…

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NATIONAL HARBOR, MD.(CNN)--The republican party is now the party of Donald Trump. The President took the stage Friday at the conservatives' influential annual conference, CPAC.

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SARASOTA, Fla.(WWSB)--New legislation in Florida is aiming to keep young offenders out of the criminal justice. State Rep. Joe Gruters (R) Sarasota and State Sen. Greg Steube (R) Sarasota are co-sponsoring the bill, which would increase the use of civil citations as an alternative to arrests.

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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB)--Our President isn't the only one taking to social media to voice his opinions. You may have noticed political arguments taking place on your own Facebook or Twitter. The American Psychological Association reports more than half of U.S. adults, regardless of party, feel…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN)-- An extraordinary White House news conference by President Donald Trump Thursday. He started by defending his first weeks in office--then the President spent more than an hour unleashing his anger at the news media and detailing his grievances with coverage of his adm…

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ABC7 at 7's Alan Cohn sat down with Ron Prosor, the Israeli ambassador to the United Nations from 2007-2011. He discussed a wide range of topics, including the illegal settlements in the West Bank. Recorded on January 25, 2017.