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FSU basketball vs. Saint Louis: How to watch, preview, game thread

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After a couple more wins in Tallahassee, the No. 11 Florida State basketball program has hit the road again. The ’Noles will play in the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic in Sunrise, FL, facing the Saint Louis Billikens at the BB&T Center.

The game will tip off this afternoon at 2:30 and can be viewed on FS2. But to answer the question you’re really asking, a Billiken is a mythical good-luck figure.

But SLU has been anything but lucky this year, entering this game as just the 260th luckiest team in D-1 basketball, per KenPom. Saint Louis (from the A10) is a respectable No. 82 in those advanced rankings, but it’s not achieved its 8-3 record by rubbing a rabbit’s foot...

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Thousands of mailed ballots in Florida were not counted

Florida officials say thousands of mailed ballots were not counted because they were delivered too late to state election offices.

TALLAHASSEE, FL (AP) – Florida officials say thousands of mailed ballots were not counted because they were delivered too late to state election offices.

The Department of State last week informed a federal judge that 6,670 ballots were mailed ahead of the Nov. 6 election but were not counted because they were not received by Election Day. The tally prepared by state officials includes totals from 65 of Florida’s 67 counties.

Three statewide Florida races, including the contest for governor, went to recounts because the margins were so close.

Under Florida law, ballots mailed inside the United States must reach election offices by 7 p.m. on Election Day...

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Civic Chorale sings of ‘Joy, Peace & Hope’ at holiday concert

The Tallahassee Civic Chorale will present its fall concert “Joy, Peace & Hope” at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Turner Auditorium on the Tallahassee Community College campus, accompanied by special guests The Capital Children’s Choir from FSU.

The Children’s Choir will sing several selections of their own, in addition to singing “Music Changes the World” and “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” with the Chorale.

“It has been many years since we have sung with the Capital Children’s Choir, and we are very much looking forward to our collaboration at this concert,” says long-time Chorale and Board member Chris Gorsuch.

The Capital Children’s Choir is a community outreach program for children in Kindergarten through eighth grade which is sponsored by the College of Music at Florida State Univer...

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How Trevor Lawrence has changed the Clemson passing game

Oct 27, 2018; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) rolls out against the Florida State Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium during the second quarter of play. Mandatory Credit: Glenn Beil-USA TODAY Sports

Senior analysts Mike Renner and Steve Palazzolo discuss the level of play that Clemson has been seeing out of true freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence.

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New leaders in Tallahassee: Galvano, Oliva

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TALLAHASSEE – The new-look Florida Legislature formally elected new leaders – Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, and House Speaker Jose Oliva, R-Miami Lakes – and swore-in new members last week as the state Capitol began a transformation following this month’s elections.

Democrats made only modest gains in the state House and Senate and remain a distant minority in Tallahassee. Ruling Republicans will soon be joined by Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis, who looked on as Tuesday’s largely ceremonial activities took place.

“He and I are very ideologically aligned, so that’s very positive,” Oliva said. “His priority is the environment, but he also understands how important health care is. It’s now half of our budget… education too, he understands that...

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Dem. Nikki Fried claims victory in FL Commissioner of Agriculture race, Rep. Matt Caldwell concedes

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Republican agriculture commissioner candidate Matt Caldwell conceded the election to Democrat Nikki Fried on Monday.

Fried posted the news on her official Twitter account on Monday.

I just got off the phone with my opponent @mattcaldwell_fl and he could not have been more gracious. I want to congratulate him on a close race and thank him for his willingness to step into the arena. And to everyone who supported him, I will be your voice in Tallahassee too.

— Nikki Fried (@nikkifried) November 19, 2018

Matt Caldwell, candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture, released the following statement:

TALLAHASSEE, Fla...

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Real Estate Agent Loses Job After Video Shows Her Mocking Gillum Supporters in Election Protest

David Ruffner, senior counsel at Lash & Gooldberg, left, and Michael Landen, partner at Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, right.

A United Realty Group Inc. real estate agent demonstrating with protesters calling for the firing of the Broward election supervisor is out of a job following a high-profile Twitter video.

Liliana Albarino-Olinick was fired Saturday as an independent contractor with Plantation-based United Realty after videos surfaced of her mocking and berating supporters of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum.

Employment law attorneys said United Realty acted within its rights as an employer dealing with fallout from tight Florida elections that triggered automatic recounts in three statewide races, including Gillum’s run for governor.

In one of the video...

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Donald Trump baselessly calls Andrew Gillum a “thief,” and Fox dutifully manufactures the evidence

President Donald Trump recently called Florida Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum a “thief” on Twitter. Two days later, Fox News tried to make the case for the president’s baseless allegation by claiming in an article that Gillum, the mayor of Tallahassee, FL, “may have broken state law by using city funds for a private round-trip flight on a developer’s plane to meet campaign donors” in 2016, adding that Gillum may be guilty of “a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail.”

Either Fox News is clueless about Florida law or the network is choosing to intentionally promote a smear against Gillum.

Here is what happened: On February 12, 2016, Gillum took a round trip from Tallahassee to St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport on a private plane...

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Samson LeBeau Kpadenou challenges David Silvers for Florida State House District 87

Samson LeBeau Kpadenou, left, a waiter and progressive labor activist representing the Green Party, will challenge incumbent David Silvers, an attorney and publisher in the Democratic Party who has held the seat since 2016, in the Nov. 6 election to represent District 87. (Samson LeBeau Kpadenou/Courtesy; Silvers/file photo)

Two candidates are competing in the Nov. 6 election for a seat in the Florida House of Representatives to represent District 87, which includes Greenacres, Lake Clarke Shores, Lake Worth, Palm Springs and Westgate. It is the first time in a long time that the seat is being contested in a general election, with recent challenges ending after primary elections saw the winner unopposed in the general.

Samson LeBeau Kpadenou, a waiter and progressive labor activist repre...

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Florida Sets New Record for Tourist Visits in First Quarter

Florida Gov. Rick Scott notes that the first quarter visitor total represented a 7.4% increase from the same period last year and demonstrates the economic momentum that has been building in the state.

TALLAHASSEE, FL—The State of Florida enjoyed a record number of visitors in the first quarter of this year. The Sunshine State saw more than 33.2 million visitors to the Sunshine State in the first three months of this year.

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