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2 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Groups ask to move Florida election, draw new map

A Florida judge is being asked to move this year's election dates - including postponing next month's primary - in order to draw up new congressional districts for the state.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News

5 hrs ago | The Town Talk

Appeals court asked to unblock Florida gay marriage

Attorneys for a Florida Keys gay couple turned Wednesday to a state appeals court to lift a judge's order blocking them from getting married.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian

6 hrs ago | WPTV Local News

Judge won't free 551-pound man from house arrest

A 551-pound former pharmacist, confined to 30 months of house arrest for his role in a massive South Florida pill mill ring, now wants his sentence reduced.

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Related Topix: West Palm Beach, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL

10 hrs ago | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Poll shows voters aren't happy with Crist or Scott

A new poll shows that Florida voters aren't pleased with either Republican Gov. Rick Scott or former Gov. Charlie Crist, who is trying to win his job back.

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

13 hrs ago | WCTV Tallahassee

CareerSource Florida Applauds New Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

CareerSource Florida applauds today's signing of the bipartisan, bicameral Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act by President Barack Obama.

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Related Topix: Florida Government

Tue Jul 22, 2014

WPTV Local News

All Aboard Florida could hurt Stuart businesses

We're taking closer look at the possible impact of All Aboard Florida. The high speed rail service would run from Orlando to Miami and pass through the Treasure Coast and stopping in West Palm Beach.

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Related Topix: Stuart, FL, West Palm Beach, FL

KABC-AM Los Angeles

Florida Council Votes to Ban Saggy Pants; Mayor Sees No Need for Fashion Police

A Florida city council's vote to ban sagging pants has sparked a debate among city officials over whether the need for fashion police.

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Related Topix: Florida Government

WESH-TV

Heavy rain causing flooding concerns in part of Central Florida

CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. ALL BEACHGOERS ARE URGED TO SWIM NEAR LIFEGUARD TOWERS.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood

WTLV

Medical pot could bring big bucks to Florida

A 16-page report projects Florida's revenue potential based on other states that legalized pot.

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Related Topix: Marijuana

The Tallahassee O

No Same Sex Marriages In The Keys For Now Despite Victory For Gay Couple

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, Gay couples won't be able to tie the knot in the Keys any time soon despite a Monroe County judge's decision last week striking down Florida's voter-approved constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.

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Related Topix: Tallahassee, FL, Monroe County, FL, Key West, FL, Gay/Lesbian

WCTV Tallahassee

Florida Mom Denied 'Stand Your Ground' Defense

A judge has denied a Jacksonville woman's request to use Florida's "stand your ground" law as a defense for attempted murder charges that arose after she fired a gun at her husband.

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Reuters

Florida utilities seek to end energy efficiency rebates

Attorneys for major power companies told state regulators Monday that mandates for energy efficiency rebates make them reward well-off Floridians at the expense of all residents and businesses.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Christian Science Monitor

Sinkhole in Florida: In 'Sinkhole Alley,' another massive one swallows a street

On Sunday, July 20, 2014, Kim Russell, left, who lives nearby on Gilbralter Street and her mother Betty Box both examine the massive sinkhole that opened on Eldridge Road in Spring Hill, Fla., Saturday.

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Related Topix: Spring Hill, FL, The Villages, FL, Hernando County, FL

Brandon Sun

Florida smoker's widow: $23B damages is a message to Big Tobacco, even if verdict won't stand

A Florida widow awarded $23.6 billion in the death of her chain-smoking husband on Monday called the massive verdict a message to Big Tobacco, even though she likely won't see much if any of the money.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Smoking, Medicine, Health, Lung Cancer, Tobacco, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings

WCTV Tallahassee

Judge Asked to Lift Florida Keys Gay Marriage Stay

The attorney for a gay couple is asking a Florida Keys judge to lift a stay in his ruling that Florida's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian

GPB.org

Legal Battle Looms Over Florida Congressional Districts

Florida's state capitol. A redistricting plan crafted by the Republican-controlled Legislature in Tallahassee was partially thrown out by a state judge.

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Related Topix: Florida Government

Click Orlando

RJ Reynolds vowing to fight $23.6B in damages

The nation's No. 2 cigarette maker is vowing to fight a jury verdict of $23.6 billion in Florida in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer.

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Related Topix: RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Tobacco, Health, Lung Cancer

WFTV Orlando

Complaints against Crist and Scott thrown out

Election year complaints contending that Charlie Crist and former Gov. Rick Scott broke campaign finance laws are getting thrown out.

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

GPB.org

Rubio: Small Government Can Help Fix Economic Inequality

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio pauses while speaking during an event in Washington last month.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, Florida Government, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner

Daily Reporter

Florida town stunned by news of police KKK ties

Ann Hunnewell and her central Florida police officer husband knelt in the living room of a fellow officer's home, with pillow cases as makeshift hoods over their heads.

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Related Topix: Fruitland Park, FL, Lake County, FL

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