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3 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | Boing Boing

Florida anti-pot leader: weed is a date rape drug and will make you gay and vulnerable to AIDS

A vast majority of Floridians, including Republicans, are in favor of medical marijuana.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Florida Government, Marijuana

9 hrs ago | Click Orlando

Woman wins $4.3M in texting-driving case

A Florida woman who was severely injured in a crash caused by a man who was texting while driving has won a $4.3 million lawsuit.

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13 hrs ago | Navy Times

Potential GOP candidates use beheading to hammer Obama over IS

Republicans are using the beheading of an American journalist in Syria to mount new attacks on President Barack Obama, urging him to get tougher on a radical Sunni group.

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Related Topix: US News, Journalism, US Politics, Barack Obama, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Republican, Florida Government, Iraq, World News, Middle East

17 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times

Florida prisons boss, under fire over shower death, announces changes

Florida's Department of Corrections, embarrassed by reports of a mentally ill inmate killed by guards - allegedly when they locked him in a brutally hot shower and left him - says it is instituting a series of system-wide reforms.

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Related Topix: Florida Government

21 hrs ago | News Talk Florida

Florida: 5 Things To Know For August 20

A Florida judge is going to review a new congressional map approved by the state Legislature.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Ocala, FL, Live Oak, FL, St Lucie County, FL

23 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

New map for Congress goes before Florida judge

A Florida judge is going to review a new congressional map approved by the state Legislature.

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Related Topix: US News, Florida Government

Yesterday | The Island Packet

Taking in stray dog led to quite a surprise

The story making the rounds several weeks ago about the aged Labrador retriever that had been adopted from a pound, returned and then readopted, caught my attention.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

WESH-TV

Who's eligible to get health insurance in Florida before Nov?

More than 200,000 Floridians may be eligible to sign up for health insurance under President Obama's Affordable Care Act soon even though enrollment doesn't officially start until November.

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Related Topix: Florida Government

Business Journal

Less than half of South Florida IT jobs filled locally

South Florida companies have to search outside the area to fill more than half of their open information technology positions, according to research from Maryland-based IT firm TEKsystems .

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Bradenton.com

California environmentalist shakes up Florida race

Former hedge fund manager Tom Steyer has put both Scott and the Florida Republican Party on the defensive, prompting them to hit back with their own ads attacking Steyer as a hypocrite.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Rick Scott, US Governors, Charlie Crist, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Business Journal

Florida could see major economic upside from same-sex marriages, study shows

Wedding bells at same-sex marriages could be music to the ears of Florida's tourism industry and cash-strapped governments.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Wedding

Capital Soup

Gov. Scott: Florida Tourism on Pace for Another Record Year

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that according to VISIT FLORIDA's preliminary estimates* 24.0 million visitors came to Florida in the second quarter of 2014 , an increase of 3.0 percent over the same period in 2013.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, US Governors, Rick Scott

The Florida Times-Union

The Atlantic essay accuses Florida Coastal School of Law of...

Florida Coastal School of Law is accepting too many students, saddling them with too much debt but not enough jobs, argued a scathing essay published last week in The Atlantic magazine.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, University of Florida, Florida State University

The Orlando Sentinel

Man questioned in arsons has lengthy criminal record

Steven Wayne Angle, who authorities say may know about a rash of 28 arson fires in Orlando, Sanford and Daytona Beach , is no stranger to handcuffs and a jail cell.

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Related Topix: Sanford, FL, Daytona Beach, FL, Orlando, FL

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Freewavz: Another Central Florida crowdfunding success

Melbourne -based Freewavz, which develops wire-free earphones with built-in fitness monitoring, closed on $325,208 in funding on Aug. 7, with 1,591 people backing the project.

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Related Topix: Headphones

Business Journal

Regulators penalize 3 South Florida securities firms, 2 brokers

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority unleashed fines and suspensions against three securities firms and two brokers in South Florida over the past month.

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SFGate

5 Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 19

A coalition suing to change Florida's congressional districts is asking a judge to reject a newly proposed map.

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Related Topix: Florida Government

CBS Local

Group Sues Over Re-Drawn Florida Congressional Map

A coalition issued a sharply-worded motion Monday which called the recently redrawn Florida congressional "brazenly partisan" and claimed it would not fix the problems that prompted a judge to declare the original map unconstitutional in the first place.

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Related Topix: US News

Click Orlando

Scorching heat swarms Central Florida

There will be lower rain chances in Central Florida on Monday, but it will be dangerously hot as many students head back to school.

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