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Families of Parkland shooting victims settle lawsuit with DOJ for about $130 million
Families of more than a dozen victims of the 2018 school shooting in Parkland have reached a settlement with the Justice Department to resolve their lawsuit over the FBI's failure to act on tips about the gunman. Read more here.
Here are the victims of the Waukesha Christmas Parade incident
Five people were killed and dozens were injured after the driver of an SUV plowed into a crowd of people at the annual Waukesha Christmas Parade in Wisconsin on Sunday. More details and names of the victims were released Monday. Read more here.
A judge has rejected Florida's challenge to healthcare vaccine mandates
A federal judge has quickly rejected Florida’s request to block a Biden administration requirement that workers at hospitals, nursing homes and other health-care providers be vaccinated against COVID-19. U.S. District Judge M. Casey Rodgers issued an 11-page order over the weekend denying a motion by Attorney General Ashley Moody for a preliminary injunction or temporary restraining order against the federal rule. Read more here.
Florida clears Groveland Four, who were wrongly accused of a rape in 1949
At the request of the local prosecutor, a judge on Monday dismissed the charges and convictions against the Groveland Four: Ernest Thomas, Samuel Shepherd, Charles Greenlee and Walter Irvin. The four Black men were falsely accused of raping a white woman more than seven decades ago. Read more here.
DeSantis is proposing Florida provide more than $1 billion in gas tax relief
To confront inflation, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Monday he will ask lawmakers next year to temporarily “zero out” state gas taxes. Read more here.