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COPY-News Minute: Here is the latest Florida news from The Associated Press

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  • Florida State removes statue of founder, slave owner Eppes

    Florida State removes statue of founder, slave owner Eppes

    Friday, July 20 2018 11:17 AM EDT2018-07-20 15:17:52 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 11:25 AM EDT2018-07-20 15:25:26 GMT

    Eppes was once commemorated as the founder of FSU, and until early Thursday morning his statue was on the school's Westcott Plaza.

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    Eppes was once commemorated as the founder of FSU, and until early Thursday morning his statue was on the school's Westcott Plaza.

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  • Trump talks tougher, now says he warned Putin on meddling

    Trump talks tougher, now says he warned Putin on meddling

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 12:31 AM EDT2018-07-18 04:31:41 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 1:22 AM EDT2018-07-19 05:22:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media as he meets with members of Congress in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Washington. Trump says he meant the opposite when he said in Helsink...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media as he meets with members of Congress in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Washington. Trump says he meant the opposite when he said in Helsink...

    Rebuked as never before by his own party, including a stern pushback from usually reserved Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the U.S. president sought to end 27 hours of recrimination by delivering a rare admission of error.

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    Rebuked as never before by his own party, including a stern pushback from usually reserved Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the U.S. president sought to end 27 hours of recrimination by delivering a rare admission of error.

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  • Marriott hotels eliminating plastic straws by 2019

    Marriott hotels eliminating plastic straws by 2019

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 12:25 AM EDT2018-07-18 04:25:22 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 10:47 AM EDT2018-07-18 14:47:09 GMT
    The world's largest hotel company said the move will eliminate approximately 1 billion straws and 250 million stirrers by July 2019. (Source: Pixabay, File)The world's largest hotel company said the move will eliminate approximately 1 billion straws and 250 million stirrers by July 2019. (Source: Pixabay, File)

    The world's largest hotel company said the move will eliminate approximately 1 billion straws and 250 million stirrers by July 2019.

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    The world's largest hotel company said the move will eliminate approximately 1 billion straws and 250 million stirrers by July 2019.

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Associated Press - July 19, 2007 8:44 AM ET

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a disease that kills trees and ruins fruit has moved into another of Florida's top citrus-producing counties. The discovery in Hardee County means citrus greening is now affecting trees in 4 of the top five production areas from last season.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The National Transportation Safety Board says a Delta jet that almost collided with another airline at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport had touched down when air traffic controllers urged it to take off again. The planes -- carrying a total of 300 passengers -- came within 100 feet of colliding.

ST. CLOUD, Fla. (AP) - Thanks to surveillance video, St. Cloud police say they were able to arrest a mother for allegedly using her children to steal a puppy. Tami Loechner is charged with puppy theft and contributing to the deliquency of her children.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Patriot missile has been found in a Tampa scrap metal yard. Explosives experts at MacDill Air Force Base were called to the scrap yard on July eleventh to identify an odd-looking object in a heap of junk. The experts say the object was a surface-to-air missile, minus its warhead -- so it's harmless.

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