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2 hrs ago | EDGE

'ThaAs': Religious Eroticism on the Opera Stage

Florida Grand Opera has become known for taking exciting chances and its 2013-14 Season continues in this vein, concluding with Jules Massenet's beautiful, but seldom-produced, "Thais," opening May 3 at the Arsht Center.

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Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Massenet, us Travel, Travel

5 hrs ago | Bradenton.com

Bill to shield Florida nursing home investors from lawsuits gets final approval

Investors in nursing homes in Florida would be shielded from lawsuits when residents are abused or neglected under broad new provisions authorized in a bill the Florida House sent to the governor on Wednesday.

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9 hrs ago | Broward-Palm Beach

All Aboard Florida Addresses Quiet Zone...

All Aboard Florida, the private rail service that plans on running a passenger train from Miami to Orlando with stops in Ft.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Lois Frankel, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Fort Lauderdale, FL, West Palm Beach, FL, Palm Beach, FL

Wed Apr 23, 2014

The News

In the shadow of Disney in Florida, homeless families struggle

When they moved from Georgia to the theme park playground of central Florida four years ago, Anthony and Candice Johnson found work at a barbecue restaurant and a 7-Eleven.

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The Miami Herald

Legislation to make killing fetuses a crime in Florida awaits Gov. Rick Scott's signature

Harming a fetus while committing a crime - no matter how small the embryo - would carry stiffer penalties under a proposed law now awaiting Florida Gov. Rick Scott's signature.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Rick Scott, Law, US Governors, Violent Crime, Abortion

The Miami Herald

HistoryMiami telling the story of South Florida

The answer to all those questions is HistoryMiami. Officially known as the Historical Society of South Florida and located downtown immediately south of County Hall, HistoryMiami has been reborn.

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Related Topix: Miami Dade County, FL

The Miami Herald

Miami, by far, tops list of banned Medicare providers

Of Medicare's list of banned providers, nearly 1,500 list Miami addresses. Second place: Los Angeles, with a relatively meager 522 names.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Nelson, Prison, Federal Prisons

CBS Local

Florida Legislature Passes Bill To Make Killing Fetuses A Crime

Killing or injuring a fetus at any stage of development would be a crime under a bill passed by the Florida Legislature.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Florida Government, Law

Washington Times

5 Things to Know in Florida for April 24

A judge has ruled to delay the trial indefinitely for a Florida man accused of murdering a teenager during an argument over loud music.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Rick Scott, US Governors

The Orlando Sentinel

New specialty license plates hit Florida roads

Lauren's Kids, Prevent Child Sexual Abuse Approved by the 2013 Florida Legislature.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Family, Kids, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

WINK-TV Fort Myers

3-year-old Fla. boy killed in hit and run

Authorities are questioning several people to determine who was driving a car that struck and killed a 3-year-old San Mateo boy.

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WINK-TV Fort Myers

Delay sought in loud music killing trial

Attorneys for a Florida man charged with murder in the killing of a teenager during an argument over loud music are asking that his retrial be delayed.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

WTLV

Florida set to execute convicted double murderer

Florida is set to execute a man convicted of killing his cousin and his cousin's wife to prevent the cousin from testifying at his burglary trial.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Starke, FL, Sorrento, FL

Bradenton.com

Bill to reduce greyhound racing in Florida dies

A proposal to end the requirement that dog tracks race greyhounds in order to keep their gaming permits died Tuesday in the Florida Senate on a procedural vote.

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Related Topix: Games, Poker

The Gater 98.7 FM

Vince Neil becomes arena football team owner

The Motley Crue frontman tells The Las Vegas Sun he's now a co-owner of the Jacksonville Sharks.

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Related Topix: Metal, Motley Crue, Kiss, Pop/Rock

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Daily Republic

GOP candidate releases education policy overview

Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari on Tuesday proposed scrapping California's complex education code, sending state money directly to individual schools rather than their districts, and offering state-funded scholarships to certain college students in exchange for a share of their future earnings.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Florida Government, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Rock Hill Herald

Legislature argues DCF budget after child deaths

Roughly $47 million to fund child welfare services was approved Tuesday by House and Senate Health and Human Services Appropriations conference committees.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Rick Scott, US Governors, Charlie Crist

The Miami Herald

Charlie Crist blasts Rick Scott in speech as a a disastera for Florida

Facing a friendly Democratic crowd Tuesday, former Gov. Charlie Crist called Gov. Rick Scott "a disaster" for Florida and predicted "the nightmare will be over" when he wins in November.

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Related Topix: Charlie Crist, Rick Scott, US Governors, Florida Government, Tallahassee, FL, Florida State University, Healthcare Law, Law

Reuters

Florida Senator holds Miami Beach hearing on rising sea level

Climate change is already impacting south Florida coastal communities, which could see a three-foot rise in sea level by the end of the century, a panel of officials and scientists testified at a Senate hearing on Miami Beach on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Nelson, Science / Technology, Space, Broward County, FL, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy

WINK-TV Fort Myers

State measure could increase number of physician assistants

Doctors would be able to increase the number of physician assistants they supervise from four to eight under a measure passed Tuesday by the House.

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