N.F.L. Moves New Orleans Saints’ Season Opener to Jacksonville

As much of New Orleans remained without electricity in the wake of Hurricane Ida, the Saints’ Week 1 home game against the Green Bay Packers was relocated.

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Court Overturns Fraud Conviction of Corrine Brown, Ex-U.S. Representative

Corrine Brown, a Florida Democrat who served more than two years in prison after being found guilty of running a sham charity, was granted a new trial by a federal appeals court.

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Urban Meyer’s Renewal in Jacksonville

After years of disarray, the Jaguars have what the team’s owner called “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in football” — the No. 1 pick in the N.F.L. draft and a coach who knows what to do with him.

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U.F.C. 261: Rose Namajunas Defeats Zhang Weili

The American took Zhang down in Jacksonville, Fla., in less than 90 seconds. Kamaru Usman retained his welterweight title against Jorge Masvidal.

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Woman Who Coughed on Pier 1 Shopper Is Sentenced to 30 Days

Debra Hunter, 53, was seen in a widely circulated video last year coughing on a customer who was recording her dispute with employees at a home-goods store in Jacksonville, Fla.

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Christmas Eve Brings Blizzard Warnings for Midwest

Forecasters predict blizzards in the Midwest. Freezing temperatures in the South. Flooding and power outages in the Northeast. And maybe tornadoes in Florida.

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What a Sold-Out N.F.L. Game Is Like in 2020

The Jaguars drew a socially distanced capacity crowd for Thursday night’s game against the Dolphins, as football fans sought a bit of normalcy.

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Can Prosecutors Be Taught to Avoid Jail Sentences?

At least 60 district attorneys have come to see incarceration as destructive, racist, expensive and ineffective. But can they persuade their own staffs?

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Republican Delegates Flock to Charlotte Convention to Renominate President Trump

It’s not the convention people will see on television next week. But Republicans are staging a truncated gathering in Charlotte to renominate President Trump.

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The Pandemic Could Make Political Conventions Less Terrible

The president did America a favor, in more ways than one, by canceling much of this year’s Republican National Convention.

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Thanks to Trump, Jacksonville Becomes Political Roadkill

Successfully hosting a Republican National Convention during a pandemic could have been a big moment for Florida’s biggest city. But the coronavirus got in the way.

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Inside Trump’s About-Face on the Republican Convention in Jacksonville

Faced with a surging pandemic, resistance from local officials in Florida and deadlines for items like hotel payments, Mr. Trump chose to cancel the convention in an effort to cast himself as putting safety first.

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Trump Abruptly Cancels Republican Convention in Jacksonville: ‘It’s Not the Right Time’

After forcing the convention to move from Charlotte to Jacksonville because he wanted a big celebration, President Trump called off the Florida portion, citing the health risks from the coronavirus.

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Democratic Officials Tell Members of Congress to Skip the Convention

The directive ensures that little will happen at the convention in Milwaukee beyond speeches by former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., his vice-presidential nominee and a handful of other top party leaders.

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DeSantis Is Said to Quietly Hinder Fund-Raising for Trump Convention

A personal dispute has prompted Ron DeSantis, the Florida governor, to discourage donors from contributing, people familiar with the discussions said. His top fund-raiser denies any attempt to undercut the convention.

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We Now Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Convention Programming

Instead of the usual media circus, this summer’s made-for-TV political confabs will have a whole lot less TV.

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How the Republican Convention Created Money Woes in Two Cities

Donors are wondering why they gave to a Charlotte event that has mostly been scrapped. And Jacksonville fund-raisers find money is on hold because of concerns about the surge in virus cases.

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Jacksonville, Trump’s New RNC Site, Will Now Require Face Masks

Republicans moved their national convention to Florida to avoid social distancing measures and masks, but officials in Jacksonville are mandating new precautions as coronavirus infections surge.

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Trump Will Give Republican Convention Speech in Jacksonville

The move from Charlotte, N.C., where the Republican convention was originally planned, came after the president demanded to hold an event without social distancing rules.

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The U.F.C. Is Coming Back. Dana White Never Wanted It to Stop.

White, the president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, has positioned U.F.C. 249 for a prime spotlight — as the first major U.S. sporting event since the coronavirus shutdown.

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This Florida Student Was Accepted at All 8 Ivy League Schools

Craig McFarland, the valedictorian of his high school in Jacksonville, Fla., received acceptance letters from 17 colleges and universities in all.

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