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3 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Lofty goals for new Florida Polytechnic University

Florida Polytechnic University will soon open as Florida's 12th state university and will be the only one dedicated almost exclusively to producing science, technology, engineering and math degrees.

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Related Topix: University, FL, Lakeland, FL

7 hrs ago | Skift

Florida Tourism Officials Want to Be Prepared if Same-Sex Marriage Given OK

Souther Florida already does a ton of business with the LGBT traveler, so it knows what could happen to its weddings business if the same-sex marriage floodgates opened.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Palm Beach County, FL, Broward County, FL, Marketing, Fort Lauderdale, FL

11 hrs ago | CBS Local

Cuban Ballet Master Gives Classes In U.S.

A teacher with the National Ballet School of Cuba credited with launching the careers of some of the island's most famous dancers is giving classes in Florida.

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Related Topix: Arts, Ballet, Lughnasadh, Life, Holidays

15 hrs ago | CBS Local

Florida Man Convicted In Case Of Terror Group Travel

A South Florida man has been sentenced to federal prison for lying to FBI agents about his attempts to travel to Africa to join a violent terrorist organization.

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Related Topix: Federal Prisons, Prison

19 hrs ago | Florida Baptist Witness

Miami streets prove to be fertile ground for Florida Baptist students

Miami is a city of contrasts - home to the glamorous, rich and famous, from professional athletes and celebrities to international business tycoons.

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Related Topix: Miami, FL, Hialeah, FL, Family, Kids

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Sunherald.com

Florida in a battle for space-launch business

RED HUBER/ORLANDO SENTINELA SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., in April.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, US Military, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, US Air Force, Cape Canaveral, FL, NASA

NBC2 News

Dangerous bacteria threatens a dozen beaches in SW Florida

Researchers are concerned that more than a dozen Southwest Florida beaches are infested with bacteria.

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Related Topix: Okeechobee, FL, Sanibel, FL, Lee County, FL, Collier County, FL, Charlotte County, FL

Northwest Herald

Florida man arrested in McHenry County commits suicide

CRYSTAL LAKE – A Florida man who was arrested in McHenry County this month has committed suicide after posting $200,000 for his temporary release from custody.

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Related Topix: Suicide, Alachua, FL, Indian River County, FL, Criminal Defense Law, Law

CBS Local

Crist Meets With Scientist On Climate Change

Former Gov. Charlie Crist was given a climate-change lecture Friday and used the opportunity to point out that Republican Gov. Rick Scott isn't saying much about the issue.

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

St. Petersburg Times

Why won't Florida GOP leaders talk about hunting trips to King Ranch in Texas?

On a Friday in February 2013, Gov. Rick Scott stepped aboard a Texas-bound plane to take part in a secret ritual for Florida's power elite.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Adam Putnam, Florida Government, Rick Scott, US Governors, Merritt Island, FL, Charlie Crist

Bellingham Herald

Surgeries cancelled over fear of rare disease

David Daniel, the CEO of Lakeland Surgical & Diagnostic Center on North Florida Avenue, says it was highly unlikely the exposure to the disease occurred, but he wanted to take all precautionary measures.

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Related Topix: Mad Cow Disease, Health

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Florida no longer worst state for pedestrians

Florida no longer worst state for pedestrians FDOT: Pedestrian fatality rate improving in Florida, but we've still got a long way to go.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Tampa, FL

CBS Local

Federal Court Upholds 'Docs Vs. Glocks' Law

A Florida law restricting what doctors can tell patients about gun ownership was deemed to be constitutional Friday by a federal appeals court, which said it legitimately regulates professional conduct and doesn't violate the doctors' First Amendment free speech rights.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Florida Government, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Privacy

Tri-cityherald.com

Same-sex marriage ban struck down for Miami area

The ruling issued by Circuit Judge Sarah Zabel mirrors the decision made earlier by Monroe County Circuit Judge Luis Garcia.

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

KTVN Reno

Florida judge overturns gay marriage ban

An 80-year-old man who came home to find two burglars said he shot and killed one of them despite her pleas that she was pregnant, but it's the woman's alleged accomplice who has been arrested on suspicion... Prosecutors deciding whether to charge a California man who says he fatally shot a violent burglar in the back in an alley as she fled his ... (more)

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Ohio State University

Free Republic

Florida schools get ready for flood of border kids

With more than 51,000 unaccompanied Central American children already here, and more expected to come, school officials ask the federal government for a helping hand.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Miami Dade County, FL, Education Etc., Palm Beach County, FL, Lake Worth, FL

St. Petersburg Times

Auto title lender TMX Finance skirts Florida's ban on high-interest loans

This InstaLoan in Brandon is one of 1,470 TMX stores in 18 states. A typical Florida contract carries an effective annual rate of 144 percent.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Tampa, FL, Autos

Business Journal

Florida Poly's new makerspace will be a techies' dream

For techies in Florida, it sounds too good to be true. Florida Polytechnic University - " the State University System's newest high tech devotee - " is teaming up with MakerBot 3D printing company to roll out its Rapid Application Development Makerspace that will host a whopping 55 MakerBot 3D printers and scanners on Aug. 16. This will make ... (more)

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Miami New Times

Great, Florida Has A 'Testicle-Eating' Fish Now

Earlier this summer Tom Rigby, a Sarasota resident, was fishing in a local creek when he felt a hard tug on his line.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Bradenton.com

Florida judge backs off redistricting issue; critics say election will be illegal

A coalition of voting-rights groups Thursday urged a judge to redraw Florida's congressional map and push back the August primary -- or risk having the election be invalid.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Corrine Brown, Democrat, US News, Florida Government

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