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1 hr ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

NWF State concludes 50th celebration

The event concluded Tuesday afternoon one day before classes started in the 2014 fall semester and exactly 50 years after the first classes were held at the school.

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6 hrs ago | WPTV Local News

Noise walls coming to parts of Kanner Highway?

Expanding Kanner Highway in Martin County could mean more noise. Plans are already in the works though to put up noise walls.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Boing Boing

Child arrested after writing story about shooting a dinosaur

Ryan Hamilton might not have seen the Nissan Altima coming outside of his home in New Jersey.

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Boing Boing

Florida anti-pot leader: weed is a date rape drug and will make you gay and vulnerable to AIDS

A vast majority of Floridians, including Republicans, are in favor of medical marijuana.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Florida, Marijuana

Click Orlando

Kids left in hot car cases: Some caretakers charged, some not

When Orange County Sheriff's deputies were called to an Avalon Park pediatrician's office late last month, they said they collected enough evidence - witness statements, 911 calls - to recommend child neglect charges for Ottilie Jeetan.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison, Florida

Navy Times

Potential GOP candidates use beheading to hammer Obama over IS

Republicans are using the beheading of an American journalist in Syria to mount new attacks on President Barack Obama, urging him to get tougher on a radical Sunni group.

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Related Topix: US News, Journalism, US Politics, Barack Obama, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Republican, Florida, Iraq, World News, Middle East

Capital Soup

Florida Hospital Association Receives Florida Health Care Coalition's Community Quality Award

The Florida Hospital Association has been selected as recipient of the 2014 Florida Health Care Coalition Community Quality Award.

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St. Petersburg Times

Florida prisons boss, under fire over shower death, announces changes

Florida's Department of Corrections, embarrassed by reports of a mentally ill inmate killed by guards - allegedly when they locked him in a brutally hot shower and left him - says it is instituting a series of system-wide reforms.

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News Talk Florida

Florida: 5 Things To Know For August 20

A Florida judge is going to review a new congressional map approved by the state Legislature.

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Related Topix: Florida, Ocala, FL, Live Oak, FL, St Lucie County, FL

The Miami Herald

New map for Congress goes before Florida judge

Circuit Judge Terry Lewis is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday on whether the map approved last week by legislators is constitutional.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

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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WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Port Charlotte nursing home on watch list after patient death

Signature Healthcare of Port Charlotte has been placed on the US Nursing Home Watch List.

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Orlando Weekly

Rick Scott's private email scandal

"[Attorney] Steve Andrews has a personal grudge against state government and no shortage of time to file lawsuits as a trial lawyer representing himself.

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Examiner.com

More people visit Florida and more tourism jobs are created

According to an organization known as VISIT FLORIDA, 24 million people visited Florida in the second quarter of 2014 and this represents an increase of three percent over the same period in 2013.

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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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Capital Soup

Gov. Scott and Fla. Cabinet Issue Resolution in Support of Israel

Today, Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet issued the following resolution declaring the State of Florida stands with Israel.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Florida, Rick Scott, US Governors, Terrorism,

The Washington Post

Jeb Busha s challenges

Right Turn is on vacation, but we have left you with some thoughts on the top challenges facing likely presidential candidates.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Florida, Senator Rand Paul, 9, Illinois, Hillary Clinton

Bradenton.com

POLITIFACT | Charlie Crist used jet owned by 'serial polluter,' RPOF says

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, center, greets supporters as he arrives with his wife, Carole, to early vote, Monday, in St. Petersburg.

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Related Topix: Florida, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Rick Scott, Painting, Arts, Environment, Science

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Miami New Times

Scott Leads Crist By Six Points in Latest Poll

Leave it to Florida Democrats to somehow screw up a race that less than a year ago seemed un-loseable.

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Amarillo.com

Christie comes to Perry's defense after indictment

Gov. Chris Christie came to the defense of indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Monday, praising his "honesty and integrity."

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Related Topix: Chris Christie, US Governors, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Rick Perry, Texas Government, Texas, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Florida

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