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A Closer Look At One Hate Group In West Palm Beach

Florida ranks No. 2 in the list of U.S. states with the most active hate groups. The most recent Hate Map, put out regularly by the Southern Poverty Law Center , shows 63 hate groups operating from Pensacola to Miami.

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Tamia Roberts, 17, dreams of becoming a cinematographer. She’s now a senior in high school and spends her free time writing scripts and building her YouTube channel to showcase her films.

Roberts is one of 1,709 students this summer who applied and were chosen for the Summer Youth Internship Program funded by The Children’s Trust in Miami.

“I learned to make connections and always take people’s business cards because you never know when you will need them again,” said Roberts.

Malala Yousafzai was only 15 when she was shot by the Taliban in Pakistan for campaigning for the education of girls. Now, she has been accepted to Oxford, one of the world's elite universities.

Malala tweeted, "So excited to go to Oxford!!!" She also congratulated other students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland who received news Thursday about their university futures.

At Oxford Malala will study philosophy, politics and economics.

A new tropical storm is likely to form in the western Atlantic later today, but Meteorologist Jeff Huffman is more concerned with what's behind it.

"Soon-to-be tropical Storm Harvey is forecast to become a hurricane, but track well to the south through the Caribbean. Behind it, the tropical wave referred to as Invest 92, is more likely to move in the general direction of Florida by early next week. Confidence at this time, however, is low on whether it will develop or how strong it might become", said Huffman.

The University of Florida is cancelling a rally scheduled for September led by white nationalist Richard Spencer. But one of Spencer's supporters may be willing to take that up in court.

UF President Kent Fuchs released a statement Wednesday calling Spencer's rhetoric racist and repugnant. In that statement, Fuchs says the university decided to cancel the event due to safety concerns for the students on campus.

But Cameron Padgett, who helped organize the event, is threatening the university with a lawsuit to allow Spencer to speak.

The Florida Department of Corrections has cancelled visitations at most of its facilities and prisoners are under lockdown, at least through the weekend.

This week on the Florida Roundup Tom Hudson is joined by a panel of journalists to discuss race relations and hate, immigration and law enforcement, plus the expansion of medical marijuana dispensaries in Florida as the state battles an opioid epidemic.

Guests: Manny Garcia,  East Region executive editor for the USA TODAY Network; Nancy Ancrum, editorial page editor for The Miami Herald; Rick Christie, editorial page editor for The Palm Beach Post

Updated at 4:59 p.m. ET

President Trump stood by his heavily criticized defense of monuments commemorating the Confederacy in a series of tweets Thursday morning. Trump said removing the statues of Confederate generals meant removing "beauty" — that would "never able to be comparably replaced" — from American cities. As he did in a Tuesday press conference, he also attempted to equate some Confederate generals with some of the Founding Fathers.

Strung together, the tweets read:

Fernando Llano / AP via Miami Herald

COMMENTARY

By now everybody knows the bigly favor President Trump did the Alt-Right this week.

On Tuesday, like a bad parent defending his skinhead bully kid in the principal’s office, Trump insisted the deadly mayhem that torch-carrying white supremacists wrought in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend wasn’t all their fault. He asserted – astonishingly – that the anti-racist protesters he called "Alt-Left" were also to blame. (And by the way, he added, Stonewall Jackson was a great American hero.)

Florida Governor Rick Scott is repudiating President Donald Trump’s comments but not the president himself.  Trump in recent days has equated the actions of white nationalists with those of the men and women who marched in opposition.

This week South Carolina decided to sue the maker OxyContin for deceptive marketing.

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