Pence campaigns in Central Florida, with Trump to follow on Monday
ORLANDO, Fla. — Vice President Mike Pence held two rallies in Central Florida on Saturday, paving the way for President Donald Trump to campaign in the region on Monday.“The road to victory runs through Florida,” Pence told the crowd of more than 300 at the outdoor rally on a hot, sunny afternoon. The Latinos for Trump event was at Central Christian University in west Orlando.Pence praised Trump for supporting Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido against the country’s socialist leader, Nicolas Maduro, and for reversing the openness measures the Obama administration had begun with Cuba’s go...
Shoddy masks — some made from socks — leave Central Florida jail inmates exposed to COVID-19, attorneys say
ORLANDO, Fla. — As COVID-19 continues to spread through Central Florida’s jails, sickening hundreds of inmates and corrections staff, the facilities have failed to adequately shield inmates from the virus, critics say.Attorneys who have visited clients at the Orange, Osceola and Seminole county jails say inmates have been given masks that are poorly made or not designed for prolonged use. At Osceola’s jail, inmates were issued masks made from tube socks.Attorneys and advocates also say mask-wearing is loosely enforced at those jails by staff, some of whom flout the regulations themselves. Many...