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Week after week, racist posts appear on Thee Rant, a blog for current or former New York City police officers: African Americans are called "apes;" a retired officer says one of the blessings of retirement is not having to work the Puerto Rican Day parade, with its "old obese tatted up women stuffed into outfits that they purchased or shoplifted at the local Kmart store; a Middle Eastern cab driver berated by an officer is termed a "third worlder" who should have his "head split open."

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A Florida official on Wednesday repeated the phrase "climate change" during a state senate committee hearing in an attempt to prove that the Florida government does not ban its employees form using terms like "climate change" and "global warming."

Jonathan Steverson, the former director of the Northwest Florida Water Management District, was appointed by Republican Gov. Rick Scott (pictured above) in December as secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

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A Republican Florida state senator on Tuesday grilled a lobbyist for Americans for Prosperity about the group's mailers criticizing senators' support for a Medicaid expansion bill, calling the mailers "misleading."

During a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services hearing on Tuesday, state Sen. Rene Garcia said that Americans for Prosperity, a group funded by the Koch brothers, had sent mailers to the residents in his district claiming that Garcia has not addressed the issue of telemedicine.

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