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1 hr ago | 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, Florida, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Barack Obama, Rick Scott, US Governors, Hillary Clinton, Senator Elizabeth Warren

1 hr ago | Politico

Poll: Clinton sweeps GOP in Florida

According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday, the former secretary of state holds at least a 7-percentage-point lead in match-ups against potential GOP challengers in the politically crucial Sunshine State.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Florida, Senator Rand Paul, Senator Ted Cruz, Arkansas, Arkansas Government

1 hr ago | The Orlando Sentinel

Poll shows Hillary Clinton still strong in Florida

Her book sales are lousy and she's taken a battering in recent weeks from Republicans and the news media, but a poll out Thursday shows Hillary Clinton is still a favorite of Floridians.

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Related Topix: Florida, US News, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, US Senate, Senator Rand Paul

5 hrs ago | News 4 Jax

Florida ranked scariest state in the US

Floridians are living in the scariest state in the country, according to a national real estate poll, and it wasn't crime that did the state in -- it was the weather.

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Related Topix: Florida, Prison, Weather

Wed Jul 23, 2014

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, Arizona, Arizona Government, Death Penalty, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Folio Weekly

This week's Fightin' Words: Since 1992, Corrine Brown has benefitted...

We don't mention the word gerrymander every day here in Northeast Florida. When we do, however, it's always in conjunction with the name Corrine Brown.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Corrine Brown, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Ander Crenshaw, Republican, Florida, Henry Brown

The Wichita Eagle

Groups ask to move Florida election, draw new map

The request was filed Wednesday by a coalition of groups, including the League of Women Voters, who successfully challenged Florida's current congressional map.

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WCTV Tallahassee

Miami Man Arrested for Stealing Nearly $300,000 in State Funds

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today announced the arrest of Jacques Albert Calixte, owner and operator of the Haitian American Association against Cancer in Miami, for stealing nearly $300,000 intended to help screen Haitian American women for cancer.

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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, Georgia, Georgia Government

Free Republic

...Libertarian Confuses Florida Gov Race, Quinnipiac...Finds; Voters...

Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott trails former Gov. Charlie Crist, running as a Democrat, by a narrow 45 - 40 percent margin in a two-way race.

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

WFTV Orlando

Historic F-4 Phantom fighter arrives in Orlando to serve as Vietnam vet tribute

A convoy carrying the plane's parts made its way through the streets of Orlando.

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Related Topix: Florida

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Daily Kos

FL-Gov: Survey USA Has Charlie Crist (D) Back In The Lead, Leads Rick Scott (R) 46-40

In the most recent WFLA-TV/SurveyUSA tracking poll, the former governor is now leading incumbent Republican Rick Scott by six points, with a 46-40 percent margin.

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

WABC-AM New York

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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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

The Orlando Sentinel

Florida's the scariest state in America? Only if you're a wimp

United States of Fear Real estate website Estately.com conducted a study of America's worst fears by state.

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Related Topix: Florida, Opinion

Business Journal

Jewelry, coins, art, wine: where wealthy Floridians park their money

Rich people in Florida are more likely to invest some of their assets in their hobbies than are the wealthy nationwide.

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Capital Soup

First Lady Ann Scott Makes a Splash in Panama City Beach for Third Stop on Summer Literacy Tour

With Lake Powell and the Gulf of Mexico nearby and birds soaring overhead, Florida First Lady Ann Scott read The Rainbow Fish to 40 students today at Camp Helen State Park in Bay County for the third stop in her Summer Literacy Adventure.

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Related Topix: Florida, Panama City Beach, FL, Bay County, FL, Walton County, FL

JD Supra

Florida Driver's Licenses Issued to Individuals With Approved I-601A Provisional Waivers

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles regularly publishes a list of documents that it will accept as proof of immigration status in connection with an application for a Florida Driver's License.

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Capital Soup

Republican Party of Florida Releases New Spanish-Language TV Ad "Dedicacion"

Today, the Republican Party of Florida released a new Spanish-language TV ad, "DedicaciA3n."

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Related Topix: Florida, Rick Scott, US Governors, Tampa, FL, Orlando, FL, Charlie Crist

The Miami Herald

5 Things to Know in Florida for July 22

Radamel Falcao gets loose during AS Monaco's training session at FIU on Monday, ahead of Wednesday's friendly at Marlins Park.

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