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3 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

Sandhill cranes return to spend time preening and stretching

A bit of preening is part of the daily morning rituals exhibited by a pair of Florida sandhill cranes roosting on a small island in the lake.

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Related Topix: Florida

10 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

All eyes turn to Florida's gubernatorial debate

Once again, Florida is thrust into the spotlight as our gubernatorial race plays out on a national stage.

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

14 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Shut down the government over immigration?

Shut down the government over immigration? Sen. Marco Rubio hinted at the possibility this past week in an interview with a conservative website.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Immigration Reform, US House of Representatives, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democrat, Florida

17 hrs ago | Washington Times

John Morgan: The man behind the medical pot drive

The worst day of John Morgan's life was when his brother snapped his neck diving into a Walt Disney World lagoon while working as a lifeguard.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Florida, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Employment / Labor Law, Charlie Crist, US Governors

Yesterday | Daily Kos

FL university has bookless library. Something poignant about that.

And is that the ghost of John D. MacDonald off in the stacks, quietly weeping? Oh, wait, there are no stacks.

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Related Topix: Florida, US News, Liberal Political News

Sat Aug 30, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

After Florida inmate's lethal gassing, claims of cover-up

Randall Jordan-Aparo died weeping and gasping for breath on the concrete floor of his prison isolation cell, naked except for his white boxer shorts.

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Related Topix: Prison, Florida, US Governors, Rick Scott

Washington Times

5 things to know about the Florida election

Florida's governor's race will be a nationally watched contest between unpopular Republican Gov. Rick Scott, who won office during the tea party surge and now advocates for more government spending, and former Gov. Charlie Crist, who used to call himself a Ronald Reagan Republican and now cozies up to President Barack Obama.

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Related Topix: Florida, US News, Rick Scott, US Governors, Charlie Crist, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Barack Obama

Broward-Palm Beach

Florida's Same-Sex Couples Could Start Marrying On September 22...

According to Equality Florida, one of the state's leading LGBT rights organizations, same-sex marriages could begin in Florida as early as September 22, if by September 21 no one appeals last week's ruling in a federal case made by U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle.

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Related Topix: Florida, Rick Scott, US Governors, Gay/Lesbian, US News, US Supreme Court, Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural

SFGate

5 things to know about 2014 governor's races

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Related Topix: Charlie Crist, US Governors, Rick Scott, Florida, Tom Corbett, Pennsylvania, Pat Quinn

News Max

Buyer's Remorse on Common Core for Policymakers?

Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading , but policymakers in many states are having buyer's remorse.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, Bobby Jindal, US Senate, Senator Rand Paul, US Governors, Missouri, Florida

JD Journal

Florida Lawsuit Filed Over Private School Vouchers

Summary : A lawsuit has been filed in Florida alleging that a state funded voucher program, which provides scholarships to private schools, is unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: Florida, School Vouchers, Education, US Governors, Rick Scott

Fri Aug 29, 2014

News Max

Florida Health Exchange Signs Up Just 30 Consumers in 6 Months

Six months after Florida created a state-backed website to help people receive affordable healthcare coverage, only 30 people have signed up, the Miami Herald reported.

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Related Topix: Florida, Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Medicaid, Health Insurance

The Daily Caller

Florida Obamacare Enrollment Total Plummets By A Quarter

Florida's Obamacare enrollment is now over 220,000 lower than the Obama administration's most recent tally, according to a report from the state insurance department.

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Related Topix: Florida, Healthcare Law, Law, Conservative Political News, US News

Capital Soup

Florida Department of Health offers tips for a Safe and Healthy Labor Day Holiday

The Florida Department of Health reminds residents and visitors to maintain a healthy balance of activities during the Labor Day holiday weekend.

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Related Topix: Florida, Life, Food, Nutrition

Capital Soup

Florida Shots Helps Parents and Health Professionals Keep Kids Healthy

As parents send their children back to school, the Florida Department of Health remains committed to safeguarding the health of Florida's children by increasing immunization levels.

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Creative Loafing Tampa

New report says minimum wage in Florida should be doubled to support working families

A new report says that the mininum wage in Florida simply doesn't allow families to make ends meet, and that a true living wage in Florida would amount to just less than $17 an hour .

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Related Topix: Florida, Healthcare Law, Law, Rick Scott, US Governors

St. Petersburg Times

Medical cannabis concerns unfounded, Amendment 2 organizer says

An organizer of Florida's medical marijuana amendment beat back the latest round of opponents' attacks Thursday, contending that the proposal says more than enough to address concerns about legal implications.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, Florida, Medicine, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Daily Kos

Florida is Top of the List ( it appears) for Vet healthcare Failure..

USA today came out today with Flagged VA's and FBI Investigations. Gainesville has a wait list of over 4000 veterans to be seen.

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Related Topix: Jeff Miller, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Florida, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health, Gary Miller, Medicaid

WRUF-AM Gainesville

University of Florida President Delivers State of the University Address

The president listed some goals for the coming year as well, one of them being to "seek top-ten status" among public universities.

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WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Florida Democrats hold unity rallies

Florida Democrats promised to win the races for governor and attorney general through grassroots efforts, even if they are at a fundraising disadvantage.

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Related Topix: Florida, Orlando, FL, Rick Scott, US Governors

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