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Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

2 hrs ago | WESH-TV

Who's eligible to get health insurance in Florida before Nov?

More than 200,000 Floridians may be eligible to sign up for health insurance under President Obama's Affordable Care Act soon even though enrollment doesn't officially start until November.

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Related Topix: Florida Government

Cristiano Ronaldo Ice Bucket Challenge (Funny Version) #IceBucketChallenge

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

6 hrs ago | Business Journal

Less than half of South Florida IT jobs filled locally

South Florida companies have to search outside the area to fill more than half of their open information technology positions, according to research from Maryland-based IT firm TEKsystems .

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10 hrs ago | Bradenton.com

California environmentalist shakes up Florida race

Former hedge fund manager Tom Steyer has put both Scott and the Florida Republican Party on the defensive, prompting them to hit back with their own ads attacking Steyer as a hypocrite.

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

10 hrs ago | Business Journal

Florida could see major economic upside from same-sex marriages, study shows

Wedding bells at same-sex marriages could be music to the ears of Florida's tourism industry and cash-strapped governments.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Wedding

13 hrs ago | Capital Soup

Gov. Scott: Florida Tourism on Pace for Another Record Year

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that according to VISIT FLORIDA's preliminary estimates* 24.0 million visitors came to Florida in the second quarter of 2014 , an increase of 3.0 percent over the same period in 2013.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, US Governors, Rick Scott

17 hrs ago | The Florida Times-Union

The Atlantic essay accuses Florida Coastal School of Law of...

Florida Coastal School of Law is accepting too many students, saddling them with too much debt but not enough jobs, argued a scathing essay published last week in The Atlantic magazine.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, University of Florida, Florida State University

21 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

Man questioned in arsons has lengthy criminal record

Steven Wayne Angle, who authorities say may know about a rash of 28 arson fires in Orlando, Sanford and Daytona Beach , is no stranger to handcuffs and a jail cell.

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Related Topix: Sanford, FL, Daytona Beach, FL, Orlando, FL

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Freewavz: Another Central Florida crowdfunding success

Melbourne -based Freewavz, which develops wire-free earphones with built-in fitness monitoring, closed on $325,208 in funding on Aug. 7, with 1,591 people backing the project.

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Related Topix: Headphones

Business Journal

Regulators penalize 3 South Florida securities firms, 2 brokers

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority unleashed fines and suspensions against three securities firms and two brokers in South Florida over the past month.

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SFGate

5 Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 19

A coalition suing to change Florida's congressional districts is asking a judge to reject a newly proposed map.

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Related Topix: Florida Government

CBS Local

Group Sues Over Re-Drawn Florida Congressional Map

A coalition issued a sharply-worded motion Monday which called the recently redrawn Florida congressional "brazenly partisan" and claimed it would not fix the problems that prompted a judge to declare the original map unconstitutional in the first place.

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Related Topix: US News

Click Orlando

Scorching heat swarms Central Florida

There will be lower rain chances in Central Florida on Monday, but it will be dangerously hot as many students head back to school.

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Click Orlando

Naked, sword-wielding Florida man arrested

SITUATION WITH AN UPDATE ON THE MORNING NEWS. NEIGHBORS AND ONE FLORIDA NEIGHBORHOOD TOOK IT UPON THEMSELVES WHEN THREATENED BY A MAN RUNNING AROUND THEIR APARTMENT COMPLEX NAKED WITH A SWORD IN HIS HANDS.

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Bradenton.com

With close ties to sugar, Florida’s next House speaker admits taking King Ranch trip

Rep. Steve Crisafulli, R-Merritt Island, speaks after being named the incoming Republican Leader of the Florida House of Representatives for 2014 during a ceremony at the Capitol Monday, March 4, 2013, in Tallahassee, Fla.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Adam Putnam, Florida Government, Merritt Island, FL, Tallahassee, FL

Capital Soup

Governor Scott to Kick Off "Let's Keep Florida Moving" Tour

Governor Rick Scott will kick off a statewide "Let's Keep Florida Moving" tour tomorrow to highlight investments in transportation - including his $41 billion, 5-Year Department of Transportation work plan - that will increase the quality of life for all Floridians and secure the success of business and trade in Florida.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Rick Scott, US Governors

Sun Aug 17, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Dissecting Florida's redrawn congressional districts

In a three-day special session, Florida legislators last week approved changes to the state's congressional map to address the concerns of Circuit Court Judge Terry Lewis, who ruled two districts unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Corrine Brown, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Daniel Webster, Republican, Winter Garden, FL, Clay County, FL, Alachua County, FL

Tyler Morning Telegraph

Dying of cancer, Florida man graduates, marries sweetheart

Todd Blake, his wife Maja Blake and their new puppy Louie in their Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., apartment.

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Related Topix: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, University of Florida, Hodgkin's Disease, Lymphoma, Health

The Miami Herald

Meet Adrian Wyllie, the outlaw Libertarian in Florida's governor's race

The Libertarian Party candidate for governor, Adrian Wyllie is running in a year when polls show voters are starved for an alternative to Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Charlie Crist, the likely Democratic nominee.

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Related Topix: Rick Scott, US Governors, Charlie Crist, Healthcare Law, Law, Drug Testing

The Miami Herald

Same-sex marriages would open Pandora's Box

Judges in Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and now Palm Beach counties have ruled that the Florida state amendment passed in 2008 defending traditional marriage is unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: Activism

St. Petersburg Times

In proud Hendry, Florida's hardest-hit county searches for economic boost

Beyond the relentless fields of sugar cane stalks, past the sign heralding Clewiston as "America's Sweetest City," just south of a cluster of aged mobile homes and modest ranch-style houses sits the weather-worn Lighthouse Apostolic Church.

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Related Topix: Clewiston, FL, Hendry County, FL, Okeechobee, FL, Standardized Testing, Education

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