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1 hr ago | WFTV Orlando

Lake prison guard fired following beating accusation

The Florida Department of Corrections said Thursday that a state prison guard facing felony battery charges in an alleged off-duty attack has been fired.

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6 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Florida Senate OKs 75 mph speed limits

Speed limits on Florida highways could be raised from 70 to 75 mph under a bill the Senate passed Thursday despite concerns from opponents that roads would become more dangerous.

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10 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

Measure allowing illegal immigrants admission into Florida Bar gets Senate nod

State senators set the course for some illegal immigrants to gain admission into the Florida Bar and practice law in the Sunshine State, just one month after the state's Supreme Court ruled that it could not legally be allowed.

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Related Topix: Florida, Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, Altamonte Springs, FL

14 hrs ago | Broward-Palm Beach

Crime Is Down in Broward County, According to Florida Department of Law Enforcement

Crime is down in Broward County. This, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

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Related Topix: Florida, Broward County, FL, Rick Scott, US Governors

18 hrs ago | Tallahassee Democrat

Reggie Grant: PBS offers valuable tools for Florida's classrooms

The Oxford English Dictionary adds new words and terms four times a year. Muggle, tweet, photobomb, mini-me, OMG, selfie, and the heart symbol .

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22 hrs ago | Bradenton.com

Bill to shield Florida nursing home investors from lawsuits gets final approval

Investors in nursing homes in Florida would be shielded from lawsuits when residents are abused or neglected under broad new provisions authorized in a bill the Florida House sent to the governor on Wednesday.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

Creative Loafing Tampa

CharlieCrist.com/espanol goes live

On the same day that Rick Scott's half-a-million dollar television and online ad goes live in the Tampa Bay area and three other major media markets across the state, his likely Democratic challenger for governor this fall, Charlie Crist has now unveiled his own Spanish language website.

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

WHTC

Florida executes man convicted in 1990 murder of t...

A man convicted of killing his cousin and the man's wife to prevent his cousin from testifying against him in a burglary case was executed in Florida on Wednesday, a state prison official said.

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Washington Times

5 Things to Know in Florida for April 24

A judge has ruled to delay the trial indefinitely for a Florida man accused of murdering a teenager during an argument over loud music.

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Related Topix: Florida, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Rick Scott, US Governors

CBS Local

Florida Legislature Passes Bill To Make Killing Fetuses A Crime

Killing or injuring a fetus at any stage of development would be a crime under a bill passed by the Florida Legislature.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Florida, Law

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

New specialty license plates hit Florida roads | Photos

Lauren's Kids, Prevent Child Sexual Abuse Approved by the 2013 Florida Legislature.

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Related Topix: Florida, Family, Kids, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

WINK-TV Fort Myers

3-year-old Fla. boy killed in hit and run

Authorities are questioning several people to determine who was driving a car that struck and killed a 3-year-old San Mateo boy.

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WCTV Tallahassee

Commissioner Putnam, Cabinet Approve Resolution To Honor Florida's Community Foundations

The House Regulatory Affairs Committee today unanimously passed a bill proposed by Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Cabinet today unanimously approved a resolution today to honor the 100th Anniversary of community foundations.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Florida, OH, Republican, US House of Representatives, Adam Putnam, Florida, Agriculture, Science

Business Journal

No contest: Only 1 bid submitted for airport-to-I-Drive rail

The so-called battle to be a maglev mogul didn't turn out to be much of a fight.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Georgia Government, Florida

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Daily Republic

GOP candidate releases education policy overview

Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari on Tuesday proposed scrapping California's complex education code, sending state money directly to individual schools rather than their districts, and offering state-funded scholarships to certain college students in exchange for a share of their future earnings.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Florida, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Orlando Weekly

Senator Bill Nelson tries to revive Medicaid expansion in Florida

Number of U.S. citizens who have signed up on the Affordable Care Act's state and federal marketplaces as of April 15, according to President Barack Obama Estimated number of uninsured Floridians, with more than 700,000 of them falling into the Medicaid-expansion gap that keeps them from getting federal subsidies or qualifying for Medicaid Amount ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, Healthcare Law, US News, Law, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Nelson, Medicaid, Health, Florida, Barack Obama

Rock Hill Herald

Legislature argues DCF budget after child deaths

Roughly $47 million to fund child welfare services was approved Tuesday by House and Senate Health and Human Services Appropriations conference committees.

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Related Topix: Florida, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Rick Scott, US Governors, Charlie Crist

Yahoo!

Florida is 'Ground Zero' for sea level rise

Warm sunshine and sandy beaches make south Florida and its crown city, Miami, a haven for tourists, but the area is increasingly endangered by sea level rise, experts said Tuesday.

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The Raw Story

Researchers and lawmakers warn: Florida is 'Ground Zero' for sea level rise

Warm sunshine and sandy beaches make south Florida and its crown city, Miami, a haven for tourists, but the area is increasingly endangered by sea level rise, experts said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Nelson, Florida, Weather

Miami New Times

How to Become a Medical Marijuana Millionaire in Ten Easy Steps

Assuming the medical marijuana amendment passes in Florida - and there's a good chance it will, as polls are clocking support between 64 and 78 percent of the vote - anyone who starts a medical marijuana business could make an astronomical amount of money.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Florida, Colorado, Colorado Government

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