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59 min ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

9 hrs ago | 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

13 hrs ago | 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

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

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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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

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

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

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

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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