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Trump to make a public appearance at CPAC in Florida
Donald Trump at a previous CPAC edition
Donald Trump at a previous CPAC edition Credit: Gage Skidmore (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

Former President Donald Trump will speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, on February 28th. Trump is set to speak about the future of the Republican party and attack President Biden's migration policies.

The speaking engagement would mark Trump's first public appearance following his departure from the White House last month.

The lineup of speakers at the event so far consists of vocal Trump allies, including Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

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Florida surpasses half a million Covid-19 cases, reports over 7,700 deaths
Ron DeSantis
Ron DeSantis Credit: Gage Skidmore (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0)

As of Wednesday, Florida has reported over 500,000 Covid-19 cases since March, and the state's death toll has surpassed 7,700. Governor Ron DeSantis announced Monday that the state would try to speed up testing by implementing "symptomatic testing lanes" at testing sites aimed specifically at people with Covid-19 symptoms who should get their results in 2-3 days.