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Metro | Politics

In this March 7, 2020 photo provided by Brazil's presidential press office, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, center, stands with President Donald Trump, second from left, Vice President Mike Pence, right, and Brazil's Communications Director Fabio Wajngarten, behind Trump partially covered, during a dinner in Florida. Wajngarten tested positive for the new coronavirus, just days after the trip, according to Bolsonaro's communications office on Thursday, March 12, 2020. (Alan Santos/Brazil's Presidential Press Office via AP)
METRO  |  POLITICS

Brazilian who met Trump has virus; no plans to test Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Brazilian official who attended weekend events with President Donald Trump in Florida has tested positive for the coronavirus, marking the first time that someone known to have the virus was in close proximity to the president. Trump does not plan to be tested or go into self-quarantine, the White House said.


Alachua County residents show up to vote in the Florida primaries at the Reitz Union Sunday evening.
METRO  |  POLITICS

What you need to know about Florida’s presidential primaries

Floridians will help decide on the nominees for the Democratic and Republican presidential elections. Election day for the state’s presidential primary is March 17, but early voting is going on until Saturday. Florida is a closed-primary state, which means voters can only vote for candidates in their registered party. Gainesville voters can elect city commissioners, regardless of party.



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