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18 min ago | St. Petersburg Times

Auto title lender TMX Finance skirts Florida's ban on high-interest loans

This InstaLoan in Brandon is one of 1,470 TMX stores in 18 states. A typical Florida contract carries an effective annual rate of 144 percent.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Tampa, FL, Autos

4 hrs ago | Business Journal

Florida Poly's new makerspace will be a techies' dream

For techies in Florida, it sounds too good to be true. Florida Polytechnic University - " the State University System's newest high tech devotee - " is teaming up with MakerBot 3D printing company to roll out its Rapid Application Development Makerspace that will host a whopping 55 MakerBot 3D printers and scanners on Aug. 16. This will make ... (more)

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8 hrs ago | Miami New Times

Great, Florida Has A 'Testicle-Eating' Fish Now

Earlier this summer Tom Rigby, a Sarasota resident, was fishing in a local creek when he felt a hard tug on his line.

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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 Government

NBC2 News

5-foot barracuda shreds Florida teenager's arm, chest

A teenage boy is recovering after a 5-foot barracuda apparently jumped into his father's boat and slashed his arm and chest.

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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, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Florida Government, Barack Obama, Rick Scott, US Governors, Hillary Clinton

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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Related Topix: Florida Government

WCTV Tallahassee

Naked Thieves Take Burgers from SW Florida Eatery

A southwest Florida waitress has dubbed the trio of naked hamburger thieves who broke into a southwest Florida eatery "dumb, dumber and dumbest."

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WWLP

MGNOnline/Photo Credit: Florida Dept of Corrections

A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne's office said Joseph Rudolph Wood was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m., one hour and 57 minutes after the execution ... (more)

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Related Topix: Prison, Florida Government, Arizona, Arizona Government, Death Penalty, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Wed Jul 23, 2014

WTVY Dothan

Authorities Capture Escaped Murder Suspect

The Bay County Sheriff's Office, Holmes County Sheriff's Office, US Marshals, Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Dale County Sheriff's Office, Florida Department of Corrections, Florida Highway Patrol, and Washington County Sheriff's Office all assisted in the recapture.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Georgia, Georgia Government

CBS Local

Florida Shuts Down Jacksonville Puppy Mill

Florida has frozen assets and halted the operations of what officials say was a large English bulldog puppy mill in Jacksonville.

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The Washington Post

Groups ask to move Florida election, draw new map

A Florida judge is being asked to move this year's election dates - including postponing next month's primary - in order to draw up new congressional districts for the state.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News

The Town Talk

Appeals court asked to unblock Florida gay marriage

Attorneys for a Florida Keys gay couple turned Wednesday to a state appeals court to lift a judge's order blocking them from getting married.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian

WPTV Local News

Judge won't free 551-pound man from house arrest

A 551-pound former pharmacist, confined to 30 months of house arrest for his role in a massive South Florida pill mill ring, now wants his sentence reduced.

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Related Topix: West Palm Beach, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Poll shows voters aren't happy with Crist or Scott

A new poll shows that Florida voters aren't pleased with either Republican Gov. Rick Scott or former Gov. Charlie Crist, who is trying to win his job back.

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

WCTV Tallahassee

CareerSource Florida Applauds New Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

CareerSource Florida applauds today's signing of the bipartisan, bicameral Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act by President Barack Obama.

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Related Topix: Florida Government

Tue Jul 22, 2014

WPTV Local News

All Aboard Florida could hurt Stuart businesses

We're taking closer look at the possible impact of All Aboard Florida. The high speed rail service would run from Orlando to Miami and pass through the Treasure Coast and stopping in West Palm Beach.

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Related Topix: Stuart, FL, West Palm Beach, FL

KABC-AM Los Angeles

Florida Council Votes to Ban Saggy Pants; Mayor Sees No Need for Fashion Police

A Florida city council's vote to ban sagging pants has sparked a debate among city officials over whether the need for fashion police.

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Related Topix: Florida Government

WESH-TV

Heavy rain causing flooding concerns in part of Central Florida

CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. ALL BEACHGOERS ARE URGED TO SWIM NEAR LIFEGUARD TOWERS.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood

WTLV

Medical pot could bring big bucks to Florida

A 16-page report projects Florida's revenue potential based on other states that legalized pot.

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Related Topix: Marijuana

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