Red Cross classes set

Citrus County Parks and Recreation is offering the American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguarding class January 2 through 5, 2019.

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BOCC remembers Pearl Harbor Day

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners have declared Dec. 7, 2018 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day here.

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Enrollment ends Dec. 7

If you’re still thinking about your Medicare coverage choices for 2019, make sure to compare options and select a plan before Open Enrollment ends next week.MORE HERE

Dizzying turnover in Trump administration hits fevered pace as 2018 winds down

High-profile departures in the Trump administration -- from former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and Press Secretary Sean Spicer to fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (whom Trump recently characterized as "lazy as hell" and "dumb as a rock") -- have attracted the most attention.

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Kim Jong Un’s friend becomes second Canadian detained by China amid Huawei uproar

A businessman who has jet-skied with Kim Jong Un and was key in arranging Dennis Rodman’s visit to North Korea has emerged as the second Canadian to be detained by China this week amid the country’s uproar following the arrest of a Huawei executive.

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FRI 12/14
LOW 61 F 100% Precip. / 1.04 in
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Pompeo calls for international coalition against Iran, as Europe ramps up pressure

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday he wants to build a “coalition of responsible nations” to push back against malign Iranian actions -- as European countries took to the U.N. Security Council to ramp up pressure on the regime.

Alabama girl, 9, commits suicide after racist taunting, family says

A 9-year-old girl committed suicide last week after she was allegedly bullied by students at her Alabama elementary school.