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Big Tech’s legal bulldog at the center of Supreme Cour

All across the country, lawsuits are piling up challenging state laws that attempt to regulate Big Tech platforms in one way or another. Some of the suits take aim at laws requiring new safeguards for kids online. Others are targeting attempts to govern how social media platforms can moderate political speech. All of the litigation has at least one thing in common: the Big Tech lobbying firm behind it. Over the past few years, NetChoice, which was founded in 2001, has emerged as the tech industry’s first line of defense…

Measles Strikes a Florida Elementary School With Over 100 Unvaccinated Kids

Florida health officials on Sunday announced an investigation into a cluster of measles cases at an elementary school in the Fort Lauderdale area with a low vaccination rate, a scenario health experts fear will become more and more common amid slipping vaccination rates nationwide.On Friday, Broward County Public School reported a confirmed case of measles in a student at Manatee Bay Elementary School in the city of Weston. A local CBS affiliate reported that the case was in a third-grade student who had not recently…

A New Version of Dengue Is Plaguing Florida: ‘Unprecedented’ Outbreaks

Florida has been playing host to an emerging version of the dengue virus, new research shows. The study found that the state has experienced an “unprecedented” number of cases caused by dengue virus serotype 3 over the past two years, including locally acquired cases. Outbreaks have remained relatively small and contained, at least for now.Former NASA Astronaut Leland Melvin on the “Overview Effect”Dengue is a mosquito-borne disease. Most initial infections cause no symptoms, but about a quarter will experience flu-like…

Florida Tops the List of Deadliest Places to Ride a Bike

Photo: picture alliance / Contributor (Getty Images)If you’re getting on a bicycle anytime soon in the great state of Florida, you may want to say goodbye to your family first. Cycling is dangerous no matter where you hit the road, but according to a new analysis of federal highway data, Florida takes 7 of the 10 top spots for biking deaths, as reported by the Guardian.Former NASA Astronaut Leland Melvin on the “Overview Effect”The injury law firm Bader Scott used National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data to

Florida mansion is most expensive U.S. home for sale at $295 million

The main house at Gordon Pointe spans 11,500 sq ft.The most expensive home for sale in the U.S. hit the market this week for $295 million.Gordon Pointe, as it's called, is a roughly 9-acre compound in Naples, Florida, on the Gulf Coast, in an affluent enclave called Port Royal.The mega-listing includes a main house that spans about 11,500 square feet, with six bedrooms. Two guest houses, each over 5,000 square feet, bring the estate's total interior living space to 22,800 square feet. All three homes are on a peninsula…

Kodak Black’s Oxycodone Charge Dropped in Florida After ‘Cocaine’ Flub

Jailed rap star Kodak Black scored a legal victory Friday when a Florida judge dismissed his drug charge linked to his Dec. 7 arrest for possession of a substance deemed “cocaine” at the scene but was actually oxycodone through subsequent lab testing. Black, whose legal name is Bill Kapri, submitted a prescription for the oxycodone to the court prior to the ruling. Prosecutors tried, but failed, to convince the court that more was needed to substantiate the script. “ do not refute or negate the material fact that…

Disney’s Florida Legal Battle Continues as Free Speech Lawsuit Gets Dismissed

The Walt Disney Company faced a legal defeat today after its lawsuit alleging retaliation was dismissed in a Florida court. The claim focused on the state’s violation of the company’s First Amendment rights for standing against Governor Ron DeSantis’ “Don’t Say Gay” bill, a homophobic law that endangers the human rights of LGBTQIA+ communities and their families. Twitter Is Shifting Right | Future TechAfter Disney spoke out against the bill, DeSantis and the state of Florida removed Disney’s control of a special district…

NASA’s Space Shuttle Looks Launch Ready for the First Time in Years

NASA’s Endeavour orbiter made its way to the top of a 20-story-tall vertical display of the retired Space Shuttle, completing a legendary ready-for-launch stack that makes it look as though it’s ready to soar to the skies once more.Alex Winter on the Most Important Modern Horror Movie A 450-foot crane carefully lifted the 122-foot-long (37 meters) winged orbiter onto two solid rocket boosters and a massive external tank for its final vertical position as part of the future Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center, which is…

Super Nintendo World opens in Florida next year

As in California, so must be in Florida. We knew Super Mario was coming to Florida, and now we know when, but we also got a lot more details on the park overall. Super Nintendo World will be a part of Universal Orlando Resort’s brand-new theme park, dubbed Universal Epic Universe. Five different worlds will make up the park. There’s Super Mario World, a new Harry Potter world, a How to Train Your Dragon world, and a Dark Universe world that just might explain where all that Dark Universe movie footage ended up. All four…

Florida EV Buyers Shocked To Learn Their Cars Eat Tires

EV buyers are often motivated by a desire to save money on gas and/or drive something more environmentally friendly. But, a recent story out of Florida in The Miami Herald details how EV owners there have been blindsided by how fast they’re having to change the tires on their EVs.Alex Winter on the Most Important Modern Horror Movie The Herald spoke with the owner of a shop that specializes in EV repair who told them just how often he’s seeing owners in for tire wear and replacement.At EV Garage Miami, a Sweetwater repair…