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1 hr ago | KNUS-AM Aurora

As evangelist opens US crusade, zeal and questions

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5 hrs ago | CBS Local

Florida Judge Approves New Map, Allows Elections To Go Forward

A Leon County judge upheld a second draft of the state's congressional districts in a decision issued Friday, but shelved the new map until after the November elections.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Corrine Brown, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

9 hrs ago | WESH-TV

Officials arrest 82 people, seize 16 guns in drug bust

More than 80 suspects in a major drug and weapons operation in West Orange County are off the streets, arrested in a joint law enforcement operation.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Fri Aug 22, 2014

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Off-the-grid Florida woman remains defiant

Robin Speronis is pictured at her home Wednesday in Cape Coral. Speronis is battling the city over the right to live off the electrical grid.

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WHAS11

Florida judge approves new map for Congress

A Florida judge is giving his approval to a new congressional map that was redrawn by state legislators - but it won't take effect in time for this year's election.

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Related Topix: Florida Government

CBS News

Judge approves new Florida congressional district map

But Circuit Judge Terry Lewis on Friday also said that this year's elections will not use the new boundaries.

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Related Topix: Florida Government

The Miami Herald

Florida's 2 political parties raise millions

New campaign finance reports filed on Friday show that the Republican Party of Florida raised nearly $15 million between April and Aug. 21. The Florida Democratic Party raised $13.3 million during the same time period.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, US Governors, Charlie Crist

Government Executive

Why Are There So Many Sinkholes in Florida?

The state that's well known for hurricanes and alligators has another high-profile natural worry on its list: the possibility that the Earth could, at any moment, gobble up a whole neighborhood.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Geology, Science

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Father of 4-year-old under arrest in fatal dog attack

The father of a 4-year-old South Florida boy who was mauled to death by dogs now faces child neglect charges.

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Related Topix: Florida Government

KSBW-TV

Judge strikes Florida's same-sex marriage ban

Gay and lesbian rights advocates continued their undefeated run Thursday when a federal judge ruled Florida's same-sex marriage ban to be unconstitutional -- though he didn't go so far to allow such marriages as to take place right away.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Gay/Lesbian

News 4 Jax

Ohio tourist robbed by homeless couple in Florida

The incident began Sunday when a woman approached 33-year-old Nancy Johnson of Gallipolis, Ohio, in a convenience store parking lot, asking for spare change.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Florida Army sergeant killed in Afghanistan

Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew I. Leggett of Ruskin died after being "engaged by the enemy" in Afghanistan Wednesday, the Department of Defense said Thursday.

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Related Topix: US Military, Fort Bragg, US Army, Department of Defense, US News

Palm Beach Daily News

Weather Matters: First look at fall: wet in South Florida, Desert Southwest

NOAA released its long-range forecast for September through November today, offering a glimpse of what may be in store this fall in Palm Beach and elsewhere in the nation.

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Related Topix: Palm Beach, FL, Weather, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Tornado

WHDH

US judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban

A federal judge has declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining state judges in four counties who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian

CBS Local

Florida To Receive $1 Billion From Bank Of America Settlement

A massive settlement between Bank of America and the U.S. Department of Justice will provide about $1 billion in assistance to thousands of Floridians.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, US News, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

CBS Local

Man Accused Of Leaving Three Children In Car Whiling Getting Drunk Inside Bar Arrested

Police say a Florida man is accused of leaving his three children in a car for hours outside a bar while he got drunk inside.

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Creative Loafing Tampa

Rick Scott says he'll spend more money on per student spending than anyone ever has in Florida

To paraphrase a hackneyed John McCain phrase, Rick Scott has been spending more money than a drunken sailor on the 2014 campaign trail, and he made his boldest funding proposal of the campaign this morning, announcing an increase in total state funding for education to over $19.6 billion.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Rick Scott, US Governors, US Politics, John McCain, US News, Charlie Crist

Click Orlando

Weather system in Atlantic could trek toward Florida

CRACK A WINDOW. CRACK A WINDOW. LET THE LIZARDS IN. WE'LL TRACK RAIN, A MINIMAL AMOUNT.

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Related Topix: Cocoa Beach, FL

WCTV Tallahassee

Florida Couple Accused of Child Neglect

A man and woman from central Florida are accused of child neglect after a child was found sleeping in their vehicle while they shopped at a Kohl's department store.

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Related Topix: Kohls, Retail, KSS Retail

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Washington Times

Florida police department to use body-mounted cameras

Police in Sarasota , Florida, will begin wearing body-mounted cameras later this year in an effort to increase accountability among officers and residents.

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Related Topix: US News

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