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2 hrs ago | WIOD-AM Miramar

South Florida's Homeless Enjoy Easter Meals

The Miami Rescue Mission served over 2,500 Thanksgiving Meals at parties in three different South Florida locations on Good Friday.

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6 hrs ago | Daily Kos

When Florida Democrats Attack

As everyone who reads my posts can attest to, I am not a Charlie Crist supporter.

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

11 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times

As Charlie Crist runs for governor, motivating South Florida Democrats is his challenge

Sam Oser is 88, and he wants to live long enough to see a Democrat get elected governor of Florida again - even one who used to be a Republican.

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Related Topix: US News, Florida Government, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Palm Beach, FL, West Palm Beach, FL

15 hrs ago | CFRA

Another Bush in the White House? Ex-ambassador says Jeb could be a contender

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush listens during an education panel discussion in Las Vegas, on Thursday, March 27, 2014.

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Related Topix: US News, Florida Government, Jeb Bush, George Bush, South Carolina, Games, Card Game

17 hrs ago | Watersblogged

Florida Expands Simplifile E-recording in Citrus and Hernando Counties

Two more Florida counties have implemented electronic recording of land record documents with Simplifile, providing a faster, more cost-effective recording option for customers.

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Related Topix: Spring Hill, FL, Port Richey, FL, New Port Richey, FL, Hernando County, FL, Citrus County, FL

21 hrs ago | WBIR-TV Knoxville

Why Hillary Clinton's grandchild shouldn't matter

The news that Hillary Rodham Clinton will become a grandmother is being framed as a factor in the decision she'll make about a 2016 presidential campaign.

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Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Florida Government

Yesterday | Capital Soup

Governor Scott Wishes Floridians a Happy Easter

Governor Scott said, "Ann and I join every family throughout our state celebrating the Easter holiday this weekend.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Rick Scott, Florida Government

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Miami Herald

5 Things to Know in Florida for April 18

The Florida Board of Governors is looking for people who want to oversee the University of Florida.

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Related Topix: University of Florida, Palm Beach, FL, Miami, FL

The Brainerd Daily Dispatch

Florida man charged with murdering 16-month-old son so he could play video games

Cody Wygant, 24, is seen in an undated booking photo released by the Citrus County Sheriff's Office in Inverness, Florida, after being arrested on the evening of April 17, 2014, and charged with third degree murder.

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Related Topix: Citrus County, FL, Inverness, FL

The Miami Herald

Florida leads nation in new job creation

WorkForce One staffer Rose Capote-Marcus works with a client, Pen Osuji, as he works on job applications at an unemployment office in Hollywood in 2012.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Rick Scott, US Governors

CBS Local

Scott, Bush & Martinez Want In-State Tuition Bill Passed

There is a new round of support Friday for legislation that would give a tuition break to students who entered the country illegally.

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Related Topix: Rick Scott, US Governors, Florida Government, Immigration Reform

ArkansasBusiness.com

Home BancShares Eyes Another Florida Bank, Expects More Acquisitions

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway is pursing a deal to purchase Florida Traditions Bank, which has eight branches between Orlando and Tampa, Home BancShares Chairman Johnny Allison said Thursday night at the company's annual shareholders meeting in Little Rock.

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Related Topix: Dade City, FL

Miami New Times

Florida's DUI Offenders Could Face Daily Breath Tests

If you've collected two or more DUIs in Florida, a judge can force you to install an interlock device in your car.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Thu Apr 17, 2014

NBC Miami

Food Prices Rise in South Florida

Your next trip down the grocery aisle could mean less cash in your wallet. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports food prices are on the rise.

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Related Topix: Florida International University, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

The Orlando Sentinel

Drunken drivers in Florida may face daily breath tests

Judges may soon have another way to force drunken drivers to get clean and sober by making them have their breath tested twice a day instead of blowing into machines that keep their cars from starting.

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Related Topix: Florida Government

The Miami Herald

5 Things to Know in Florida for April 17

Two nurses were honored by the Pasco County Sheriff's Office for trying to save the life of a man who was shot in a movie theater in January.

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Related Topix: Pasco County, FL, University of Miami, West Palm Beach, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Fort Myers resident wins $21,806.41 jackpot in Fantasy 5

Eleven "Fantasy 5" game players selected all five winning numbers to win a jackpot worth $21,806.41 each, the Florida Lottery said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Fort Myers, FL, Lottery, Panama City Beach, FL, Royal Palm Beach, FL

CNN

Poll: Christie, Paul, Bush are top Republicans; Clinton still leads

A new survey indicates Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Rand Paul and former Gov. Jeb Bush would all fare about the same in a potential presidential matchup against Hillary Clinton in 2016.

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Related Topix: Chris Christie, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Florida Government, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Senator Elizabeth Warren

Bradenton.com

Bill Nelson seeks local solution to expand Medicaid in Florida

TALLAHASSEE — Expanding Medicaid to cover thousands of uninsured Floridians has mostly been ignored by Republicans during this year's legislative session, but U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is making a last-ditch effort to get it done.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Nelson

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Florida legislators push for millions in spending

Florida legislators with extra money to spend are trying to steer taxpayer funds to everything from gun ranges and a military museum to a course designed to teach "sexual risk avoidance."

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Miami, FL, Tax, US News, Rick Scott, US Governors

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