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  1. A Look at New Cases the Supreme Court to ConsiderRead the original story w/Photo

    3 min ago | ABC News

    A brief look at the new cases that the Supreme Court said Thursday it would consider during its 2014-2015 term, which begins Monday: -Whether retailer Abercrombie & Fitch discriminated against a Muslim woman who was denied a job because her headscarf conflicted with the company's dress code, which the clothing chain has since changed. The Obama administration is appealing a lower court decision that said the New Albany, Ohio-based company did not discriminate because the job applicant did not specifically say she needed a religious accommodation.


  2. Surprise! Jeb Bush Wins New Backer: George P. BushRead the original story w/Photo

    4 min ago | The Wall Street Journal

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush , a 2016 favorite of many establishment Republicans, reiterated that he will make a decision by the end of the year about whether to run for president. "It's related to whether it's the right thing for my family, and whether I can do it with joy in my heart," he said in a brief interview Wednesday.


  3. Stuart Rosenfeldt seeks lenient prison sentence after guilty pleaRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Local10.com

    A former law partner of convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein is asking a federal judge for a lenient prison sentence after pleading guilty to a conspiracy charge. Rosenfeldt pleaded guilty in June to campaign finance violations involving contributions to the presidential campaign of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and the Republican Senate campaign of Charlie Crist, now running for Florida governor as a Democrat.


  4. Mitt Romney's in Demand as GOP 2016 Field Still in FluxRead the original story w/Photo

    18 min ago | News Max

    The twice-defeated White House contender is campaigning across seven states this week, covering nearly 6,000 miles in five days to raise money and energy for Republican midterm candidates from Georgia to Colorado. Romney has repeatedly insisted he's not running for president again, and his closest aides laugh off a possible 2016 bid.


  5. Studies Confirm Florida Had Longest Election Day Wait Times in 2012Read the original story w/Photo

    33 min ago | Miami New Times

    Just in time for Floridians to head to the polls again next month, two new studies have confirmed that wait times at the polls in Florida during the 2012 election were, frankly, a god damned embarrassment and a level of incompetence that undermined the very values of our great nation. A study U.S. Government Accountability Office, confirmed that the average Floridian spent almost 35 minutes waiting in line to vote for either Obama or Romney.


  6. Ailing shoplifter dies after private prison transport forces 1,000-mile trip in cramped vanRead the original story w/Photo

    51 min ago | The Raw Story

    The Miami-Dade Police Department has opened an investigation into a private prison transport company after a woman who had shoplifted died in its cramped van during a grueling 1,000 mile trip. Tennessee-based Prisoner Transportation Services of America was given the job of transporting 54-year-old Denise Isaacs from Kentucky to Punta Gorda, Florida after her probation was revoked over a shoplifting accusation, The Miami Herald reported .


  7. Jessica Sanchez stepping downRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Click Orlando

    Many Central Floridians may remember that Sanchez was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in March of last year and won her battle, becoming cancer-free this past January. "I have struggled with this decision for months because I love what I do, and I love the people at Local 6," Jessica said.


  8. Clamor for Vero bridge barriers after deathRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WPTV Local News

    An online petition has begun that calls for the installation of concrete barriers for pedestrians on the 17th Street Bridge. The petition was started after bicyclist Cole Coppola, 16, of Vero Beach, was fatally struck early Saturday on the bridge by an allegedly drunken motorist.


  9. The GOP's "War on Wedding Dresses" Ad Woos Women Whom Have Already Been DumpedRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | CNN

    The GOP's and Florida Governor Rick Scott's "War on Wedding Dresses" political advertisement is a last-ditch effort to woo the delusional loser GOP supporting women that have already been dumped at the Party. Merriam describes the word as: "one that enables another to achieve an end; especially : one who enables another to persist in self-destructive behavior by providing excuses or by making it possible to avoid the consequences of such behavior."


  10. Why John Boehner is wooing Jeb BushRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | MarketWatch

    Boehner woos Bush: Add House Speaker John Boehner to the list of those pressing former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to run for president in 2016. The Hill writes that Boehner stepped up his lobbying this week, singing Bush's praises in a pair of interviews.


  11. Kush Liberty Tours Central Florida and Tampa Bay area to Spark the VoteRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | OnlinePRNews

    Kush Liberty tours various South Florida events to spark the vote among the supporters of legalized marijuana and the Amendment 2 Bill. Online PR News 02-October-2014 Tampa, FL Kush Liberty , a group of pro-marijuana activists focused on educating people on the benefits of legalizing marijuana, will tour various events in the Central Florida and Tampa Bay area throughout the month of October.


  12. Deep Dredge Critics File Emergency Demand to Stop 'Destruction of Endangered Species'Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Miami New Times

    The Deep Dredge could be in very deep trouble. Miami's most controversial public works project has been under the microscope in recent months as environmentalists have complained the dredge is killing precious coral colonies.


  13. DCF: Can't predict mass slayingsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Click Orlando



  14. Exclusive Whether it's Scott or Crist, political dominoes will fallRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Florida Trend

    People are quitting their jobs at a faster clip and that's pushing small business owners to work harder to hold onto top talent. As the economy and job market improve, keeping the best employees is becoming vital for small businesses.


  15. State agency: No way to predict mass killings in BellRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    Florida's child welfare agency is contending in a preliminary report that there was "no evidence" to show that child protection investigators knew ahead of time that a Florida man was capable of killing his daughter and six grand-children. Don Spirit gunned down his family last month in a small town outside Gainesville before killing himself.


  16. Don't Tell 'Florida Prepaid' Parents to Vote for CharlieRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Sunshine State News

    Just yesterday the Charlie Crist ad bashing Rick Scott for cutting college scholarships came on TV again. What timing.


  17. Coalition's Backing of Vouchers Highlights Democratic DivideRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | Sunshine State News

    In a move that highlights the political crosscurrents confronting Democrats on education issues, a coalition emphasizing the benefits of state-approved vouchers for low-income students called Wednesday for the Florida Education Association to drop a lawsuit challenging the program. The Save Our Scholarships Coalition, which held a conference call with reporters to draw attention to the request, consists largely of African-American, Hispanic and Jewish leaders -- some of whom have constituents who are parts of key Democratic voting blocs in Florida.


  18. College GOP: Florida gov is like great wedding dressRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | USA Today

    In a bid to reach younger voters, the College Republican National Committee is taking its cue from TLC's Say Yes to the Dress reality show. A digital ad campaign that launched Wednesday in Florida aims to get younger voters behind GOP Gov. Rick Scott, who is locked in a tight race with Democrat and former governor Charlie Crist.


  19. Ex-partner of Ponzi schemer faces sentencingRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    A former law partner of convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein is asking a federal judge for a lenient prison sentence after pleading guilty to a conspiracy charge. Stuart Rosenfeldt is seeking a sentence below the two-plus years recommended by sentencing guidelines.


  20. Volusia jail medical provider could changeRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    After close to a decade with the same private health care provider treating inmates in the county jail, the Volusia County Council will decide today whether to keep the country's largest and perhaps most controversial jail medical contractor or switch to a new company. Volusia's expiring contract with Corizon, the corrections giant that has contracts in more than 500 facilities around the country, has opened up the Volusia Branch Jail to two new bidders: Correct Care Solutions, which is in almost 500 correctional facilities, and Armor Correctional Health services, which is in less than 60. The decision is a roughly $25 million one, with a three-year contract up for grabs covering an estimated $8 million in annual costs.