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Florida judge protects Spanish speakers voter rights

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A Florida judge has ordered that 32 of 67 counties in the state are required to provide election materials and assistance to Spanish-speaking voters ahead of the 2020 presidential primaries.

Why this matters: This is a milestone win for voting rights groups in Florida. The state is trying to make it harder for felons who have completed their sentences to vote, even though a resolution passed with majority support in the 2018 midterm elections.

Boston Red Sox manager declines White House visit

Alex Cora stands for the national anthem before a game in April. Photo: Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty

Puerto Rican native Alex Cora, the manager of last year's World Series champion Boston Red Sox, said Sunday that he won't attend the team's ceremony at the White House this week, citing the Trump administration's response to Hurricane Maria, per the Boston Globe.

"It's pretty tough to go celebrate when we're where we're at. I'd rather not go and be consistent with everything."

The big picture: Cora is the latest sports figure to not engage with the White House following a championship season. The Golden State Warriors have not visited after clashing with Trump, the Philadelphia Eagles were disinvited after many players said they wouldn't go, and a number of others cited scheduling conflicts and individual players on teams have elected not to attend.

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