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An investigation ordered by Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis has cleared Palm Beach County prosecutors and sheriff’s officials of any wrongdoing in the handling of 2009 Jeffery Epstein case.

DeSantis ordered the investigation in August 2019, just days before Epstein, billionaire financier, killed himself in a Manhattan jail cell awaiting trial on charges of sex trafficking of minors and sex trafficking conspiracy, in connection with allegations of  abusing dozens of underage girls in his New York and Palm Beach mansions from 2002 to 2005.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said Monday that it found no evidence of wrongdoing by the Florida officials or any evidence that Epstein received any special treatment due to bribery or influence, according to the Associated Press.

The reports said no official “was coerced, bribed or engaged in any criminal activity in the performance of their duties.”

Epstein was arrested in 2008 and plead guilty to charges of procuring a person under the age of 18 for prostitution and the felony of solicitation of prostitution.

He was sentenced to 18 months in prison and another 12 months of house arrest. Epstein was required to register as a sex offender.

Florida law enforcement came under scrutiny in 2018 after a series of Miami Herald articles that detailed disagreements between law enforcement officials after several teenage girls said Epstein had sexually abused them.

No indictment of Epstein was later issued.

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Rep. Greene congratulates Texas for becoming a Constitutional Carry state, calls for Georgia to do the same

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Wednesday, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene tweeted:

Congratulations to the people of Texas for becoming a Constitutional Carry state!

Americans should not be forced to ask government for permission to exercise Second Amendment rights.

We need to get this done in Georgia!

Rep. Greene congratulates Texas for becoming a Constitutional Carry state, calls for Georgia to do the same

Per Texas Tribune:

Texans can carry handguns without a license or training starting Sept. 1, after Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday signed the permitless carry bill into law.

House Bill 1927 eliminates the requirement for Texas residents to obtain a license to carry handguns if they’re not prohibited by state or federal law from possessing a gun. The signing was reported by the Texas Legislature’s official website, which tracks the progress of legislation. Abbott’s office has announced a ceremonial signing of the bill and other gun-related legislation at 11 a.m. Thursday.

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Terry McAuliffe secures victory in Virginia Democratic gubernatorial primary

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Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe won Virginia’s Democratic gubernatorial primary on Tuesday, easily defeating Lieutenant Gov. Justin Fairfax and three other candidates.

Current Gov. Ralph Northam was ineligible to compete because the state’s constitution bars governors from serving consecutive terms.

McAuliffe, who previously held the Virginia governorship from January 2014 until January 2018, will compete against Republican gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin during the general election contest.

BREAKING: Terry McAuliffe wins Democratic nomination for governor in Virginia primary election. #APracecall at 7:44 p.m. EDT. #Election2021 #VAprimary— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) June 8, 2021

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BREAKING: Florida Bans “Critical Race Theory” in Public Schools

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The Florida Board of Education announced a ban on “Critical Race Theory” in Public Schools earlier today.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said “Florida’s education system exists to create opportunity for our children. Critical Race Theory teaches kids to hate our country and to hate each other. It is state-sanctioned racism and has no place in Florida schools.”

Florida has blasted the far-left philosophy, saying “The woke class wants to teach kids to hate each other, rather than teaching them how to read, but we will not let them bring nonsense ideology into Florida’s schools.”

“As the Governor of Florida, I love this state, and I love my country,” he added. “I find it unthinkable that there are other people in positions of leadership in the federal government who believe that we should teach kids to hate our country. We will not stand for it here in Florida. I’m proud that we are taking action today to ensure our state continues to have the greatest educational system in the nation.”

Appearing on Fox News last week DeSantis says he will ban “any departure from accurate history,” and will not support any Republican candidate for school board who supports critical race theory or mandatory masking of children.

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