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  1. Marco Rubio's finances have presented an opportunity a " and a curseRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | St. Petersburg Times

    He was so broke in 2001 that just as he began his ascent in the Florida House, he and his wife had to move in with her mother. Rubio decided to leave Tallahassee and practice law full time.

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  2. Obama in Everglades: Threats from climate change 'can't be edited out' of conversationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | St. Petersburg Times

    President Barack Obama on Wednesday paid his first visit to the Everglades, delivering an Earth Day speech linking the threat rising seas pose to the imperiled River of Grass and South Florida's drinking water to wider climate change risks across the nation. His choice of a venue, Everglades National Park, also was clearly calculated to make political points.

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  3. Obama to start his day with sunrise in the EvergladesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | St. Petersburg Times

    In his first ever visit to the Everglades on Wednesday - Earth Day - President Barack Obama hopes to connect climate change impacts already unfolding in the imperiled wetland to wider risks across the nation. Obama plans to tour the Everglades, as long as it doesn't rain, and make a speech about the importance of protecting the environment - not just for the planet's sake, but also to boost the economy, protect national security and guard public health.

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  4. In New Hampshire, signs of strain emerge between Jeb Bush and Marco RubioRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 19 | St. Petersburg Times

    That Jeb Bush's surprise decision in December to explore a 2016 Republican presidential run would complicate the ambitions of his erstwhile Florida protg Marco Rubio seemed a given. That Rubio's now-declared candidacy might also make things a little problematic on a personal level for Bush didn't become clear until this weekend in New Hampshire.

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  5. Live all day: Updates from events in and around Marco Rubio's Miami news conferenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | St. Petersburg Times

    Marco Rubio announced his campaign for president in a call this morning to supporters, arguing he is "uniquely qualified" to lead the country into the future. A collection of reports from the pages of the Tampa Bay Times, Marco Rubio: 16 for '16, chronicles the rise of one of the most skilled politicians Florida has ever seen.

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  6. Marco Rubio will announce for president today in MiamiRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | St. Petersburg Times

    Drawing heavily on his family story and concern that the American Dream is eroding for many Americans, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio will announce later today he is running for president, making the argument that the nation needs a fresh leader and trying to show Republicans can focus on middle-class issues. Rubio's announcement - making him the third official Republican in the race behind Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul - is scheduled to happen just after 6 p.m. at the Freedom Tower in downtown Miami, a building rich in symbolism for the son of Cuban immigrants.

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  7. Marco Rubio, the making of a presidential candidateRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 10 | St. Petersburg Times

    Marco Rubio had just been sworn into office and sat down with a half-dozen reporters who cover Florida, an exclusive group by design. The senator arrived in Washington amid red-hot fanfare and was trying to project readiness and keep his head down.

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  8. House panel presses ahead with its plan for Florida prisons reformRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | St. Petersburg Times

    Gemma Pena traveled from Hialeah to Tallahassee to plead with a House committee Tuesday to establish a prison system that is "less lethal to our mentally ill" and "holds prisons more accountable." Her son, Kristopher Rodriguez, had been treated for mental illness for years when he was convicted of shooting someone during a drug deal.

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  9. Powdered alcohol could be banned before it hits Florida storesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | St. Petersburg Times

    On Tuesday, the House Appropriations Committee voted 25-1 for a ban on Palcohol, which is pretty much what the name suggests: dehydrated booze. Although four varieties - vodka, rum, cosmopolitan and margarita - won approval from federal regulators last month, Palcohol is facing blowback from 37 state legislatures this year, including Florida's.

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  10. A Florida father's fight to turn pool tragedy into legislationRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 29 | St. Petersburg Times

    On a warm day last April, exactly one week after his seventh birthday, Calder Sloan plunged into the pool behind his North Miami home. He raced underwater toward the light in the deep end, as he had done dozens of times before.

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  11. Florida House approves controversial bill to divert district funds to charter schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | St. Petersburg Times

    Without a word of debate Friday, the Florida House approved a controversial proposal that could require school districts to share tens of millions of dollars in construction funds with rival charter schools. The bill was one of four high-profile education proposals that won the support of the Republican-dominated House to end the week.

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  12. Marco Rubio may have presidential announcement date: April 13 at Miami's Freedom TowerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | St. Petersburg Times

    Marco Rubio has reserved Freedom Tower in downtown Miami for an undisclosed event April 13, which appears to be a potential, if not likely, spot for Florida's junior senator to announce his candidacy for president. A Rubio adviser stressed nothing has been nailed down for any kind of announcement, but the timing makes sense: Likely presidential candidate Rand Paul is expected to make things official April 7, followed by a five-day, five-state announcement tour, so Rubio presumably would not want to share the spotlight during that period.

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  13. Florida Senate votes to oppose U.S.-Cuba relationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    In an emotional speech Tuesday, Sen. Anitere Flores, R-Miami, asked her fellow lawmakers to oppose President Barack Obama's recent decision to open up diplomatic relations with Cuba. The measure, which also discourages the federal government from allowing a Cuban consulate in Florida, is largely symbolic.

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  14. Birth of a charter school and Jeb Bush's vision for educationRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    After a bruising defeat in the 1994 gubernatorial race, Jeb Bush approached a well-known civil rights leader in Miami with an ambitious plan. He wanted to open an experimental "charter" school in Liberty City, one of the nation's poorest communities.

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  15. Florida lawmakers consider proposal to reduce youth arrestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    When state lawmakers meet to consider sweeping changes to the criminal justice system next month, they also will consider a plan to reduce the number of youth arrests. The proposal would expand the state's civil citation program, which gives police officers the option to prescribe community service or intervention programs for young people who commit minor crimes instead of arresting them.

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  16. Gov. Rick Scott proposes $150 million for Florida Everglades work, $5 billion over 20 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    Gov. Rick Scott unveiled an ambitious environmental plan that promises to spend $5 billion over the next 20 years. [Getty Images] Standing outside a Miami airboat attraction with some of the state's top environmentalists and a caged panther named Harley, Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday proposed spending $150 million in his next budget on Everglades restoration and habitat preservation.

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  17. Forget Miami, Tampa would be perfect home for Cuban embassyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    In the wake of the Obama administration's decision to restore full diplomatic relations with Lenin's playground, the debate has been joined about where to locate a Cuban consulate in Florida. Hmmmm, where, oh, where? Decisions, decisions.

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  18. BucsHeavy-hitting Denzel Perryman is a possible Bucs pickRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    The two things Miami linebacker Denzel Perryman hears about from critics are his lack of height and his pass coverage skills. He's not getting any taller, but the draft prospect - 5 feet, 10.5 inches, officially - is eager to show he can drop back in coverage this week at the Senior Bowl.

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  19. Residents lash out at police over use of mugshots in target practiceRead the original story

    Jan 21, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    Dozens of angry residents - some carrying poster-size photos of North Miami Beach Police Chief J. Scott Dennis riddled with bullet holes - flooded North Miami Beach city hall Tuesday night to decry the Police Department's practice of using police mugshots of African-Americans as targets for sniper shooting training. Residents demanded the chief's resignation and called for the city to apologize for the practice, which came to light after a Florida Army National Guard member, who was at the Medley shooting range last month for training, spotted a photo of her brother laced with bullet holes in a garbage can at the range.

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  20. Support builds for Medicaid expansion in FloridaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    For the past two years, the Republican-dominated Florida House has turned away federal funds intended to expand health care coverage to nearly a million uninsured Floridians. Chief among them: increased pressure from businesses, which could soon face fines for failing to provide health care coverage to employees.

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