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1 hr ago | Broward-Palm Beach

Greening Is Killing Florida Citrus -- Now's the Time to Support Your Local Growers

While Florida's top crop might be tourists slathered in sunscreen, agriculture ranks right up there, too.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Life, Fruits, Food

5 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Crist makes Florida comeback bid as 4 states vote

If there were any doubts that former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist would be accepted by Florida Democrats, they were cast aside as he overwhelmingly earned the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott on a day when four states chose candidates for statewide office.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democrat, Representative James Lankford, Florida Government

5 hrs ago | KFVS12

Crist makes Florida comeback bid as 4 states vote

Journalists James Foley, Steven Sotloff and Peter Theo Curtis all shared one thing in common when they were captured by Islamic militants in Syria, the title "freelance journalist."

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democrat, Florida Government, Florida, NY, Representative James Lankford

5 hrs ago | Connecticut Post

Crist makes Florida comeback bid as 4 states vote

Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist waves to supporters while speaking at a victory party after Florida's primary election, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democrat, Representative James Lankford, Florida Government

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Miami Herald

Florida child welfare worker, 3 others charged girl's starvation death

A Broward County grand jury has charged four women - one of them a child welfare caseworker - with ignoring the suffering of a severely disabled Lauderhill pre-teen who withered away and died while under the protection of the state.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Broward County, FL, Lauderhill, FL, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Swing State Project

Daily Kos Elections: Arizona, Florida, and Oklahoma primary liveblog #1

Tonight voters in Arizona and Florida go to the polls in their party primary, and Oklahoma will hold a runoff in races where no candidate cleared 50 percent in June .

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative David Rivera, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Palm Beach County, FL, Broward County, FL, Palm Beach, FL, Barack Obama

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Primary election day in Southwest Florida

Voters in Southwest Florida can head to the polls beginning at 7 a.m. as primary election day gets underway.

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

Broward-Palm Beach

Two Long-Lost Maps Spark a Quest to Find Forgotten Pyramids in the Florida Swamps

The maps and letters fell out of an aging file folder in a dark corner of a room called the "Curious Vault" at the Patricia and Philip Frost Museum of Science.

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Windsor Beacon

Air Force aiding Florida police in sex stings

Not only have Central Florida law enforcement officers violated federal rules in conducting "To Catch a Predator"-inspired sex stings, but WTSP in Tampa has learned they may also violate longstanding federal law that prohibits the use of military resources to enforce state laws.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, MacDill Air Force Base, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Lebanon Daily News

Florida police dog killed by lightning strike

The News Herald of Panama City reports Gleason left the dog in his kennel because he was on his way to a training session.

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ABC News

Voters in Florida, 3 Other States Head to Polls

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is set to find out how much momentum he has for a political comeback, as Democratic primary voters decide whether to nominate the former Republican for a chance to reclaim his old job.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Florida Government, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Representative James Lankford, US House of Representatives, Peter Shumlin

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Broward-Palm Beach

Celebrity Pot Dealer Starting Florida...

Cheryl Shuman likes to be called the Martha Stewart of marijuana. She runs the Beverly Hills Cannabis Club out of L.A., which sells one of the first designer brands of pot.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana

Capital Soup

Florida Department of Health Launches Florida Health Cleans Up

The Florida Department of Health today announced the launch of the Florida Health Cleans Up! project in support of the Florida Department of Transportation's roadside litter prevention media campaign released earlier this year, "Drive it homea Keep Our Paradise Litter Free."

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Related Topix: Florida Government

Business Journal

Tom+Chee, purveyor of grilled cheese doughnut sandwiches, scouting in Tampa Bay

Tom & Chee's grilled cheese donuts put inside-out donuts on the grill with the customer's choice of cheese and toppings.

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Bangor Daily News

Library without books debuts at Florida's newest college

The library opening with the first day of classes on Monday at Florida's newest college features a sunlit arched roof and cozy reading chairs - but not a single book.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Lakeland, FL, Orlando, FL

WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

Hearing set in Florida loud music death case

A man accused of killing a teenager during an argument over loud music is expected back in court for a pretrial hearing in Jacksonville.

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Examiner.com

Opposition To Medical Marijuana In Florida Growing

Charlotte's Web in Florida has been passed and signed into law. This is the medical marijuana that has low THC content.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, Marijuana, US Senate, Republican, Florida Government

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Washington Examiner

Florida Gov. wants review of tests and standards

Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday will roll out a series of education proposals that touches on everything from high-stakes testing to the cost of college and represents a break from some of the signature moves put in place by former Gov. Jeb Bush.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Rick Scott, US Governors, Standardized Testing, Education

Star-Telegram.com

Fla. primary: Ex-gov. Crist seeks job back as Dem

A former Republican governor of Florida, Charlie Crist, campaigned at early voting sites and black churches on the final weekend before a state Democratic primary as he sought his old job back under a different party affiliation.

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

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

4 bodies found floating off South Florida coast

Petty Officer Mark Barney says "our main concern is to make sure there's no one else out there in distress that might need help."

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