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4 hrs ago | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Swim with manatees in Crystal River, Florida

A snorkeler interacts with a manatee at the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge in King's Bay on the west coast of Florida.

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Related Topix: Crystal River, FL, Travel

4 hrs ago | Bradenton.com

Crist's biggest challenge: motivating Democrats in South Florida to vote

Charlie Crist in his bid for the governorship appears to be focusing on South Florida more than his predecessors, and most of his closest advisers hail from the area.HERALD FILE PHOTO 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

5 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Who to see at the upcoming Florida Music Festival

The official schedule for the 2014 Florida Music Festival has been announced and there are more than enough talented bands on it to bring out the music fans in droves.

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7 hrs ago | Pensacola News Journal

Viewpoint: Speed kills and higher speeds will kill more

Using extreme caution, you merge on to a Florida Interstate highway where the maximum posted speed limit is 70 miles per hour.

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Related Topix: Florida Government

11 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

Lawmakers aim cash at Everglades cleanup

While paying for a cleanup, the Florida Legislature is poised to adjourn May 2 without addressing some of the most persistent polluters of Florida's lakes, rivers and springs.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Okeechobee, FL, St. Lucie, FL

15 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

Florida man examines oil spill dolphin deaths

West Palm Beach resident Kacie Herrick, 29, finished last year's Boston Marathon about 40 minutes before the first bomb went off.

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Related Topix: Oil Spill, West Palm Beach, FL, Bradenton, FL, Sarasota, FL

19 hrs ago | CBS Local

Marijuana Firm Buys Buildings In Florida

Positioning itself before a state legislators take up a medical marijuana measure later this year, a publicly traded firm which grows medical marijuana has acquired a trio of industrial buildings just north of the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport.

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Related Topix: Marijuana

23 hrs ago | Bradenton.com

Florida lawmakers lagging in pledge to prevent more child deaths

In the wake of a bloody year for Florida youngsters, lawmakers have pledged to repair the state's frayed safety net for abused and neglected children.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Family, Kids, Niceville, FL, Miami Dade County, FL

Sat Apr 19, 2014

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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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