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Driver in crash that killed 8 and injured 40 arrested and charged with DUI-manslaughter

The 41-year-old has previous arrests for driving with a suspended license, leaving the scene of an accident, and marijuana possession.

15.05.2024 40

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Companies using AI have nearly doubled—but only to 5.4%, Census Bureau finds

Overall use of AI tools by firms in the production of goods and services is expected to rise to 6.6% by early fall, according to the bureau's Business...

03.05.2024 20

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Disneyland performers unionizing often work other gigs in movies and TV or at theme-park rivals like Universal Studios

Unlike in Florida where performing as a character often is a full-time job, many of the character performers in Southern California have multiple...

28.04.2024 10

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Disney allowed a 2-month pause in its federal lawsuit against Florida Gov. DeSantis

The settlement deal halted almost two years of litigation that was sparked by DeSantis’ takeover of the district following Disney's opposition to...

09.04.2024 10

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Disney and DeSantis-appointed board strike deal after years of wrangling — just one day after the board replaced its Disney-critic chair

The agreement came a day after the appointment of a new board member.

28.03.2024 100

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Ron DeSantis' 2-year feud with Disney ends with a settlement

DeSantis’ takeover of the district from Disney supporters after the company's opposition to a Florida law sparked nearly two years of litigation.

27.03.2024 10

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DeSantis’ Disney district appointees say they don’t have to answer questions under oath, court documents reveal

Disney and the DeSantis appointees are fighting in state court over who controls the governing district for Disney World.

21.03.2024 10

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DeSantis-appointed chair of Walt Disney World’s governing district is leaving 3 years early in latest shakeup of board takeover

Martin Garcia's departure as chairman of the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District is coming a week after the district's administrator, Glen...

14.03.2024 10

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Landlocked Florida county full of citrus groves was top destination for U.S. movers in 2023 as people searched for affordable home prices

More than 29,300 people moved last year to the county between Tampa and Orlando, two metro areas where housing has grown increasingly pricey and the...

14.03.2024 7

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Florida teachers can discuss sexual orientation and gender ID as long as it’s not part of instruction under DeSantis’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill settlement

The settlement clarifies what is allowed in Florida classrooms following passage two years ago of the law prohibiting instruction on sexual...

12.03.2024 40

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DeSantis gave the Seminole Tribe exclusive rights to run online sports bettings in Florida. Now the state's racetracks and poker rooms are fighting back

A lot of money is at stake. The tribe launched its online sports betting operation late last year, and Florida's share of 2024 revenues is already...

11.03.2024 10

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DeSantis’ Disney district boss gets a new gig: Elections supervisor in Democratic-leaning Orange County

Glen Gilzean was appointed Monday by the Republican governor to oversee voting in Florida’s fifth-largest county, long a Democratic stronghold.

05.03.2024 40

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DeSantis spikes the ball on Disney, calling his takeover 'a win, not just for people in this region, but the state of Florida'

The governor's control of Walt Disney World’s governing district has sparked an exodus of workers and ongoing litigation.

23.02.2024 7

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Disney on DeSantis legal battle: 'Significant harm' could come if trade secrets are made public

The entertainment giant asked a Florida judge on Friday for a protective order allowing it to designate documents and depositions as confidential.

05.02.2024 4

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DeSantis tells Disney to 'move on' after it appeals Trump judge's dismissal of free speech lawsuit

"Everyone knows the Legislature’s act was retaliatory toward Disney," said Rollins College professor Richard Foglesong. "It just wasn’t provable...

02.02.2024 40

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Disney's suit against DeSantis just got tossed out of court

There is another lawsuit pending, though.

31.01.2024 10

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Disney asks for delay in DeSantis’ appointees lawsuit over control of Walt Disney World district, accusing them of stonewalling document requests

Disney's request came as a district employee said that the takeover of the district's board by DeSantis' appointees has caused around 50 of its 370...

24.01.2024 10

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New York City asked the Census Bureau to double-check its count and now it's adding 1,090 people

Illinois is adding tens of thousands of people to its population, and California is getting misplaced sailors on an aircraft carrier put in the...

19.01.2024 50

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An appeals court panel ruled against Ron DeSantis in a case Disney says touches on the 'same values' as its free speech fight

A decision from an appeals court panel last week that revived a former prosecutor's suit should support Disney's arguments against the governor, the...

17.01.2024 20

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Ron DeSantis, crusading against anti-Semitism, orders Florida schools to waive some deadlines, requirement and out-of-state tuition for victims of religious harassment

When it comes to campus safety, "I’m not sure that our Florida schools are any different than what’s going on elsewhere in the nation,” said one...

11.01.2024 8

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Year-end world population will exceed 8 billion for the first time ever, marking a huge milestone for the planet

The U.S. added 1.7 million people in the year and will have a population on New Year's Day of 335.8 million.

28.12.2023 10

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Disney launches new lawsuit against DeSantis-appointed government, claiming it has delayed the release of key public records by seven months

The feud between DeSantis and Disney started last year after the company publicly opposed the state’s so-called don’t say gay law.

27.12.2023 9

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U.S. population increase in 2023 was driven by the most immigrants since 2001—and immigration will be the ‘main source of growth in the future’

The United States added 1.6 million people, more than two-thirds of which came from international migration, bringing the nation’s population total...

20.12.2023 10

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Census Bureau wants to shake up how people with disabilities are counted in massive U.S. survey

Census Bureau officials say the proposed change will align the U.S. with international standards, allowing comparisons among countries.

08.12.2023 20

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DeSantis' Disney district appointees accuse predecessors of 'most egregious exhibition of corporate cronyism in modern American history'

Disney called the reports “revisionist history” that are "neither objective nor credible" and cannot disguise the new district's intention to...

06.12.2023 6

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DeSantis' Disney district wants to see all the company's communications with local media over the 'Don't Say Gay' law

The request for documents and communications was made by the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District, now controlled by DeSantis appointees.

18.11.2023 10

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Disney claims it was worth $40 billion and 263,000 jobs to Florida—before DeSantis' district took over

In central Florida, Disney directly accounts for one in 8 jobs, and every one of those supports another 1.7 jobs across the state, Oxford Economics...

14.11.2023 10

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DeSantis' Disney district is bleeding employees, exit surveys reveal, as poor morale and cronyism leave it 'no longer functional'

An accountant who left in September wrote that she didn't want to but "the workplace culture has been destroyed” under DeSantis appointees.

06.11.2023 7

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Disney says its battle with DeSantis touches every company: 'If the line is not drawn here, there is no line at all'

Disney says it won't be the last entity to be punished over supporting a “disfavored viewpoint” if it loses its lawsuit against DeSantis.

31.10.2023 10

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Disney says DeSantis' governing board is 'dodging its obligations' in dragging its feet over document requests

The district has “failed to produce a single document for nearly two months following Disney’s requests,” Disney said in court papers.

28.10.2023 20

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DeSantis' Disney board claims that its own agreements with the entertainment giant shouldn't be considered legally valid

The DeSantis appointees claim the contracts neutered their powers for the district that provides municipal services for Disney World.

21.10.2023 10

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The California-to-Texas pipeline is drying up, and Florida is the big winner of the exodus from the Golden State

California lost over 113,000 residents last year, but the number of people moving out was even higher, the highest of any state: a stunning 343,000.

19.10.2023 3

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DeSantis’ brawl with Disney escalates as entertainer’s lawyers move to pull former special district administrator in for questioning

Disney attorneys said that they have subpoenaed John Classe, a previous administrator of the governing district that provides municipal services to...

17.10.2023 5

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DeSantis, Disney hit each other with escalating demands in legal filings as showdown intensifies

DeSantis asked a judge to throw out Disney’s “last-ditch effort to reinstate its corporate kingdom.” Disney wants to see his texts and emails.

30.09.2023 3

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Ron DeSantis backs down to Disney on park passes and discounts as governing district approves $3,000 annual stipend

“We heard you and have worked to respond accordingly,” said board member Ron Peri.

28.09.2023 3

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