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3 hrs ago | Broward-Palm Beach

Mad Decent Block Party Video: Twerking, Tweaking, and Florida's Own DJ Remedy

Last Saturday was the Mad Decent label's second annual block party at Revolution Live.

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7 hrs ago | CBS Local

'Pot Trucks' On Tap In Florida?

Health regulators have proposed a revised rule which could allow Florida pot dispensers to truck their products to the patients.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Drugs, Marijuana, Lottery, Rick Scott, US Governors

7 hrs ago | Business Journal

Large amount of Floridians facing debt collections

Florida is one of 13 states - including 11 in the South - with more than 40 percent of its adult population in debt collections, according to a new study by Encore Capital Group's Consumer Credit Research Institute.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

10 hrs ago | Click Orlando

George Zimmerman back on 'patrol' in Florida?

Former neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman was spotted back on patrol this weekend in Central Florida, this time outside a store in DeLand that sells motorcycles, guns and ammunition.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

14 hrs ago | WCTV Tallahassee

Florida Mother Charged after Baby Left in Minivan

A Florida mother is facing a felony charge after leaving her 2-month-old baby in a hot minivan parked outside a doctor's office for about an hour.

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17 hrs ago | Reuters

In Florida governor's race, Democrat woos crucial black vote

As the leading Democratic candidate for Florida governor, Charlie Crist would be expected to draw overwhelming support from the state's more than 1.6 million registered black voters.

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Related Topix: US News, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Rick Scott, African-American, University of Florida

19 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Slow release of oil spill funds frustrates Florida

The Obama administration isn't moving fast enough to release hundreds of millions of dollars slated to help the Gulf Coast recover from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Florida officials said Thursday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Nelson, Oil Spill, Boat Disaster, US Coast Guard, US Military

Yesterday | WBZT-AM West Palm Beach

LISTEN: All Aboard Florida's President, C.O.O. Talks About WPB Station & Opposition

Don Robinson is the President and Chief Operating Officer of the high speed rail line planned to run from Miami to Orlando, with stops in West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale.

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

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Here's a guide to Florida's back-to-school sales tax holiday

It's time for back-to-school shopping, and Florida families will get a break on sales tax this weekend when they buy clothing, supplies and computers.

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Related Topix: Computers, Seminole County, FL, University of Florida

Bellingham Herald

Florida wants federal help to combat climate change

Kristin Jacobs, a Democrat, is also a member of President Barack Obama's task force on climate change, which recently offered a range of steps federal officials could take to reduce carbon pollution and mitigate the impacts of climate change.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Environment, Science, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Alternative Energy, Energy

San Jose Mercury News

Girl struck by plane on Florida beach dies

This Sunday, July 27, 2014, photo provided by the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office shows emergency personnel at the scene of a small plane crash in Caspersen Beach in Venice, Fla.

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Related Topix: Sarasota County, FL, Air Accidents, Venice, FL

Tri-cityherald.com

Florida Medical Assoc. supports Medicaid expansion

The organization passed a resolution saying it will publicly support Medicaid expansion and accept nearly $50 billion in federal funds over 10 years, but only if expansion safeguards access to patient care and increases Medicaid reimbursement rates to doctors.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Florida Government, Rick Scott, US Governors

The News Tribune

Crayola to open family attraction in Orlando

Crayola Experience Orlando will feature 25 hands-on activities in 70,000 square feet of space.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids

WCTV Tallahassee

Parents Arrested after Toddler Dies from Burns

The parents of a Panhandle 2-year-old have been charged with negligent manslaughter after their toddler died from untreated burns.

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Related Topix: Florida Government

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Florida voters approve of medical marijuana

Florida voters approve of medical marijuana Florida voters overwhelmingly support the idea of legalized medical marijuana according to a Quinnipiac University poll.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, World News, Colombia, Germany

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Business Journal

TaxWatch: 2014 legislation to reduce state revenue by $557.6M

An evaluation of all the bills passed by the 2014 Florida Legislature shows the state will see a revenue reduction of $557.6 million in the current fiscal year.

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Related Topix: Florida Government

ABC Action News

Poll: Florida strongly supports medical pot

The poll is very good news for backers of an amendment on the November ballot legalizing medical pot, but the anti-drug forces aren't giving up.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Drugs, Marijuana

Washington Examiner

Could Ron Paul help Florida's GOP governor in his re-election bid?

A libertarian running for governor in Florida is looking to capitalize on the vestiges of Ron Paul 's two presidential bids -- and that tactic might actually be working.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Ron Paul, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, 2012 Presidential Election, Florida Government, 9, Charlie Crist, US Governors

Pridesource.com

Second Florida Same-sex Marriage Ban Struck Down

A Florida judge on Friday [July 25] overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that applies to Miami-Dade County, agreeing with a judge in another county who made a similar ruling last week.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Miami Dade County, FL, Gay/Lesbian, Miami, FL, US News, US Supreme Court

McClatchy

Some Florida doctors decline to accept Obamacare

Childe, 60, bought an HMO plan from Humana, one of the nation's largest health insurance companies, and received a membership card in time for her coverage to kick in on May 1. But instead of being able to pick a primary care physician to coordinate her health care, Childe says she repeatedly ran into closed doors from South Florida doctors who are ... (more)

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Related Topix: Medicine, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democrat, Health Insurance, Health, Hallandale, FL

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