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Let docs address Glocks and save lives

Florida bans doctors from asking patients is they own guns. They could lose their medical licenses if they do. State lawmakers buckled under pressure from the NRA. But the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals should overturn this First Amendment violation — and health hazard.

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Congress, stop dithering and fund Zika fight

Republican lawmakers are sitting on their hands while Zika makes inroads here. President Obama has requested $1.8 billion to fight disease, which can harm pregnant women and their newborns. GOP lawmakers, however, are playing politics — again.

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Talks with Venezuela as it sits on the brink

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced high-level talks will take place to ease tensions with Venezuela’s socialist government. This came just hours after Kerry backed calls for a referendum that could force President Nicolás Maduro from office.

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The NRA is wrong. Let’s talk guns now

After Sandy Hook would have been the right time to talk guns. After Umpqua would have been the right time, too. Congress should unleash the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study gun violence. The NRA always argues rules a useless, but research shows that’s a useless argument itself.

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Holocaust survivors need help right now

U.S. House calls on Germany to provide more funding, an overdue display of bipartisan consensus. South Florida lawmakers played integral role in making progress. But insurance companies should pay up, they are wrong to ‘run out the clock’ on aging survivors.

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Look Pam Bondi’s gift horse in the mouth

Florida’s attorney general asked Donald Trump for a campaign donation. After receiving $25,000, she dropped her review of complaints into Trump University. Quid pro quo? Who knows. But it smells — we need a federal investigation.

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Clinton still has questions to answer

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee can’t rest easy yet. Hillary Clinton bears much of the responsibility for her high negatives. She needs to take seriously the email controversy that still dogs her campaign.

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