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Mayor Jacobs works to keep day cares, playgrounds safe following crash

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs has formed a team to find out if more should be done to protect day cares and elder care centers.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Mysterious group right about Crist implementing Bush's A+ Plan

Gov. Rick Scott isn't the only one attacking presumptive gubernatorial rival Charlie Crist.

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

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, Okeechobee, FL, St. Lucie, FL

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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Ottawa Citizen

Another Bush in the White House? Ex-ambassador says Jeb could be a contender

As Jeb Bush weighs a run for the White House, his prospective candidacy is being praised by a well-known Republican who helped organize his brother's successful campaigns in 2000 and 2004.

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Related Topix: US News, George Bush, South Carolina, Florida, Games, Card Game, US Politics, Newt Gingrich

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, Okeechobee, FL, St. Lucie, FL

The Huffington Post

Why Doesn't the New York Times Understand the Controversy Over Common Core?

Sunday's New York Times gives its lead article on page 1, column right, top of the fold, to the battle raging within the Republican Party, about the Common Core.

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Related Topix: Jeb Bush, Florida

Highlands Today

4/18/2014 Sebring, Fla. - Ryan Pelham/Staff Michael Romero operates a ...

Around the company grounds and in the warehouse, a slew of machinery and mechanical parts and heavy-duty tools are set up and stored - an all-encompassing industrial plethora of entrepreneurial progress.

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Related Topix: Sebring, FL, Florida, Highlands County, FL, Tax

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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St. Petersburg Times

Florida Legislature gives budget priority to hometown projects over at-risk kids

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: Florida, Family, Kids, Rick Scott, US Governors, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Sunshine State News

Florida Oranges, State Symbol, Remain in Life-Death Struggle

Until last year, few Floridians outside the agriculture belt realized the state's $9 billion citrus industry -- responsible for 76,000 jobs -- was fighting for its life against a bacterial disease with no cure.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Florida, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Adam Putnam, Agriculture, Science, Life, Fruits, Food, Miami, FL

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, 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, 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, Jeb Bush, George Bush, South Carolina, Games, Card Game

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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International Business Times

Florida Man Killed Crying Son to Play Video Games

The 24-year-old put his hand over the boy's mouth and nose for three minutes until the child, Daymeon, appeared exhausted and lethargic.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Bradenton.com

Canadian real estate firm Cannabis-Rx buys Manatee industrial...

A Canadian-based real estate investment company has closed on a land deal in southern Manatee County that could light up the pot industry in Florida.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Florida, Manatee County, FL, Sarasota, FL

Florida Trend

Exclusive Combining shopping and eating in Florida

Increasingly companies are trying to hedge costs associated with attacks on their networks by purchasing cyber insurance.

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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

The Miami Herald

Florida leads nation in new job creation

Miami-Dade and Broward counties each created 5,000 jobs in March, contributing to Florida's nation-leading total of 22,900 new jobs, according to government data released Friday.

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Related Topix: Florida, Rick Scott, US Governors

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