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2 hrs ago | WESH-TV

Day care workers accused of paddling children with ruler

A Titusville day care, where workers are accused of paddling at least three students with a ruler, could lose its license for good if the state has its way.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Florida

7 hrs ago | Capital Soup

Legislative Leadership: Crist's Plan To Circumvent Legislature Is Unacceptable

Today, Senate President Don Gaetz, Senate President-Designate Andy Gardiner, House Speaker Will Weatherford, House Speaker-Designate Steve Crisafulli and Rick Scott for Florida Chairman John Thrasher released a joint statement on Charlie Crist's plans to circumvent the legislature with five executive orders: "Charlie Crist says he is a 'man of the ... (more)

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

11 hrs ago | ABC News

Warm Water Sparks Flesh-Eating Disease Warning in Florida

Florida health officials are warning beachgoers about a seawater bacterium that can invade cuts and scrapes to cause flesh-eating disease .

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Related Topix: Florida, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cholera, Health

12 hrs ago | Wall St. Cheat Sheet

Does Chris Christie Stand a Chance in 2016?

If you mentioned Chris Christie for 2016 presidential candidate in January, many would have called you crazy.

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Related Topix: Chris Christie, US Governors, US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Florida, Senator Rand Paul, Senator Ted Cruz

16 hrs ago | Capital Soup

Statement by Governor Jeb Bush, Foundation for Excellence in...

"There will be no equality in education until we transition to a system that prioritizes academic achievement for children over job security for adults.

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18 hrs ago | WESH-TV

DCF: Mom who lied about child's death should lose parental rights

On Monday, the Florida Department of Children and Families asked a judge to terminate the parent rights of a woman who claimed her toddler's death resulted from a hit-and-run accident.

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22 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

Parents arrested after toddler dies from burns

The parents of a Panhandle 2-year-old have been charged with negligent manslaughter after their toddler died from untreated burns.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Miami Herald

Florida Medical Association endorses Medicaid expansion

For the first time, members of the Florida Medical Association have approved a resolution endorsing Medicaid expansion, a politically contentious issue that the group's leaders have generally avoided over the last two legislative sessions.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Florida, Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medicare

Capital Soup

Republican Party of Florida Releases New TV Ad "Jobs"

Today, the Republican Party of Florida released a new TV ad, "Jobs." The ad features Floridians sharing their views on Rick Scott's commitment to job creation versus Charlie Crist's record of economic failure.

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Related Topix: Florida, Rick Scott, US Governors, Charlie Crist, Small Business, Personal Finance, Port Orange, FL

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Florida Keys webcam captures sea turtle hatch

A live-streaming webcam on a beach in the Florida Keys recorded about 100 loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings emerging from their nest.

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Related Topix: Florida, Miami Dade County, FL

Capital Soup

ICYMI: Florida's Commercial Contractors Endorse the Reelection of Rick Scott for Governor

Associated Builders & Contractors of Florida, Inc. is pleased to announce the endorsement for the reelection of Rick Scott for Governor.

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Related Topix: Florida, US Governors, Rick Scott

CBS Local

Facing South Florida: The Governor's Race TV Ad Spending

A new report shows where Gov. Rick Scott, and Charlie Crist are spending money on TV ads, and for the most part it is not in South Florida.

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

Broward-Palm Beach

Florida Supports Medical Marijuana 9-1, According to Poll

Floridians have been supporting the idea of legalized medical marijuana ever since the idea of it getting onto the ballot was brought up.

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Related Topix: Florida, Drugs, Marijuana

Examiner.com

New poll shows greater support for legalized marijuana in Florida

Colorado's move to legalize marijuana could bring in an extra $42 million in annual revenue.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, Florida, US News

Business Journal

TaxWatch: 2014 legislation to reduce state revenue by $557.6M

An evaluation of all the bills passed by the 2014 Florida Legislature shows the state will see a revenue reduction of $557.6 million in the current fiscal year.

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Washington Examiner

Could Ron Paul help Florida's GOP governor in his re-election bid?

A libertarian running for governor in Florida is looking to capitalize on the vestiges of Ron Paul 's two presidential bids -- and that tactic might actually be working.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Ron Paul, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Florida, 2012 Presidential Election, 9, Charlie Crist, US Governors

Pridesource.com

Second Florida Same-sex Marriage Ban Struck Down

A Florida judge on Friday [July 25] overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that applies to Miami-Dade County, agreeing with a judge in another county who made a similar ruling last week.

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

Business Journal

Federal Appeals Court gives OK to Florida's 'docs vs. glocks' law

A federal appeals court has upheld the state's controversial "docs vs. glocks" bill, overturning an earlier court ruling that had blocked part of the law from being enforced.

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

News Max

Analysts: Hispanic Voters Care About More Than Immigration

To make inroads among Hispanic voters, the GOP needs to emphasize its economic platform, particularly education, writes Josh Kraushaar in the National Journal .

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Republican, Florida, Bobby Jindal, US House of Representatives, Senator Rand Paul

Time

Note to Science: The GOP's Just Not That That Into You

Fla. Gov. Rick Scott is the latest Republican to play the scientific ignorance card.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Rick Scott, US Governors, Florida, Charlie Crist, Healthcare Law, Law

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