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Florida Poll: Hillary Leads Over All GOP Rivals

A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday shows Hillary Clinton easily beating all potential 2016 GOP opponents in the battleground state of Florida -- including the state's former Gov. Jeb Bush and current Sen. Marco Rubio -- by a seven to 21 point margin.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Florida, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Hillary Clinton, Liberal Political News

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Business Journal

Fastest-growing ZIP codes: Where thousands of Central Floridians are moving

Check the slideshow to see Central Florida's top 20 fastest-growing ZIP codes. And check the database for the full rankings of all 92 ZIP codes in the four-county area.

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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, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Privacy

Daily Herald

Same-sex marriage ban struck down for Miami area

A Florida judge on Friday 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, FL, Miami Dade County, FL, Gay/Lesbian, US News, US Supreme Court

ABC News

Same-Sex Marriage Ban Struck Down for Miami Area

A Florida judge on Friday 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

KFVS12

Florida judge overturns gay marriage ban

A Florida judge on Friday 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, Gay/Lesbian, Miami Dade County, FL, Miami, FL, US News, US Supreme Court

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, Rick Scott, US Governors, Merritt Island, FL, Charlie Crist

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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Capital Soup

Empty Promises on Florida's Environment

If you're reporting on Charlie Crist's Tallahassee press conference on the environment this afternoon, please use this response from me: "Charlie Crist may have perfected the art of publicity stunts, but his record on the environment is one of empty promises.

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Related Topix: Florida, Rick Scott, US Governors, Tallahassee, FL, The Everglades, FL

St. Petersburg Times

Medical marijuana in Florida: everything you need to know

Floridians will vote Nov. 4 on a constitutional amendment that would legalize possession and sale of marijuana for medical purposes.

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Switched

Florida Lenders Skirt State Law To 'Prey On The Desperate'

When Florida lawmakers banned high-interest car title loans in 2000, then-Gov. Jeb Bush proclaimed that the new law would protect Floridians from lenders "who prey on the desperate."

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ThinkProgress

Rick Scott Had Stake In Company Whose 474-Mile Natural Gas Pipeline Could Run Through Florida

A 474-mile natural gas pipeline could run from Alabama through Georgia and into Florida as early as 2017 , and Florida Gov. Rick Scott owned stock in the company that's set to build it.

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Related Topix: Florida, Rick Scott, US Governors, Georgia, Georgia Government, Alabama, Country, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US News, Liberal Political News

Broward-Palm Beach

Same-Sex Couples Deliver Petitions to Pam Bondi's Office

When Monroe Chief Circuit Judge Luis Garcia overturned Florida's 2008 constitutional gay-marriage ban and ordered that couples wishing to be married in Key West to be allowed to do so as early as this week, Attorney General Pam Bondi worked quickly to stamp out the ruling.

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Related Topix: Florida, Gay/Lesbian, US Supreme Court, US News

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

The Orlando Sentinel

Police inspect truck in fatal work-zone hit-and-run

Lakeland police said today they are "confident" a 2006 Jeep Wrangler taken into evidence is the vehicle involved in a hit-and-run accident that killed a worker from Eustis early Wednesday after the driver blew through a construction zone.

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Free Republic

Jeb Bush takes tough line on border [attempts to catch up with reality]

Former Gov. Jeb Bush took a tougher line on illegal immigration Thursday, writing in an op-ed that federal law should be changed so that people who illegally cross the border aren't released from custody as they await hearings.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Jeb Bush, US News, Illegal Immigration, Florida, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US Senate

Creative Loafing Tampa

Florida Democrats revive demand for 4-year-old Rick Scott deposition transcript

Florida Democrats accused Rick Scott of various transgressions during the 2010 gubernatorial campaign, but none ultimately stuck as the former healthcare executive ended up prevailing in the governor's race four years ago.

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

News Talk Florida

Florida Gets $42 Million in Obamacare Refunds

Federal health officials say nearly 1 million Floridians who bought insurance under the Affordable Care Act will receive roughly $42 million in refunds thanks to a provision in the law.

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Broward-Palm Beach

Florida Voters Want Clinton As President

Barack Obama's approval rating is pretty abysmal right now in Florida. That number seems OK until you consider that Gov. Rick Scott is at 43 percent.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Florida, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Barack Obama, Rick Scott, US Governors, Hillary Clinton, Senator Elizabeth Warren

Politico

Poll: Clinton sweeps GOP in Florida

According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday, the former secretary of state holds at least a 7-percentage-point lead in match-ups against potential GOP challengers in the politically crucial Sunshine State.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Florida, Senator Rand Paul, Senator Ted Cruz, Arkansas, Arkansas Government

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