Archive 2016 November

Florida’s Marco Rubio wins re-election in Senate race

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who decided to seek a second term after launching a failed bid for the Republican presidential nomination, was re-elected Tuesday. Rubio defeated Democrat Rep. Patrick Murphy, a two-term congressman with a reputation as a moderate. Rubio sought a second term with just two days before the deadline to make…

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This is how Donald Trump won the election

Donald Trump’s vow to restore America’s greatness ultimately mattered more than his insults and controversies — sparking surprise shifts in the electorate that helped him upset Hillary Clinton. Despite blasting Mexicans as “rapists” and “criminals” in his campaign kickoff — and promising right up to Election Day to build a southern border wall…

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GOP Stems Democratic Push in State Senate

Democrats’ hopes of loosening the Republican chokehold on the Florida Senate were dashed Tuesday, as they captured one hotly contest Miami-Dade County seat but lost an incumbent Democrat in another. Democrats also failed to seize open seats in North Florida and Tampa, despite a new Senate map aimed at doing away with gerrymandered…

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Surge in prescription opioid poisoning among US youth

The number of children and teens hospitalized for prescription opioid poisonings has more than doubled in recent years, with both accidental overdoses and suicide attempts on the rise, a U.S. study suggests. Annually, the rate of these opioid poisonings among youth up to 19 years old surged from 1.4 per 100,000 children in…

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