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2 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

Gambling, guns, Harry Potter, taxes - by the numbers

That's how many dollars Floridians and visitors spent on lottery tickets last year.

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Related Topix: Lottery, Florida, Opinion

7 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

Poll Shows Mitt Romney Would Dominate The New Hampshire Primary If He Decides To Run Again

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney would have a whopping, 22-point lead over the next-best theoretical GOP challenger in New Hampshire's 2016 Republican primary, according to a new poll from WMUR.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Jason Chaffetz, Senator Rand Paul, Mitt Romney, Chris Christie, US Governors, Florida

10 hrs ago | The Florida Times-Union

Feds: Florida's child welfare system must do more to stop abuse, deaths

Despite a new law revamping Florida's child welfare system, the state still has far to go to stop child deaths from abuse and neglect, a federal panel heard Thursday.

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Related Topix: Florida, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Tampa, FL

14 hrs ago | News Talk Florida

Florida: 5 Things To Know For July 11th

The warden of a South Florida prison where an inmate was left in a scalding shower until he died in 2012 has been suspended.

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Related Topix: Prison, Florida

15 hrs ago | Townhall

Flighty Florida Gubernatorial Race Could Be Decided by This "Obscure" Issue

Not long ago, Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott had been written off as politically dead.

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

Thu Jul 10, 2014

NBC2 News

Crist says state should review gun laws

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist says Florida should review two controversial gun laws that he supported when he was the state's Republican governor.

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Related Topix: Florida, US Governors, Charlie Crist

Politico

Judge tosses Florida congressional map

A Florida judge ruled the state's congressional map unconstitutional Thursday evening, a decision that could upend Republicans' advantage in the state's House delegation and leaves open the possibility of redrawing the districts in time for the 2014 elections.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Corrine Brown, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Florida, Steve Israel

Front www.keysnet.com

FDOT sets out to reclaim Keys rights of way

The Florida Department of Transportation is engaged in a full-on campaign to take back right of way from businesses along U.S. 1. The problem is, many of the establishments were under the impression for decades that the land in question was theirs.

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The Orlando Sentinel

Florida man executed for 1994 rape and murder of girl

A man who confessed to the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl was executed by lethal injection on Thursday, the Florida Department of Corrections said.

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Related Topix: Florida, Prison, Georgia, Georgia Government, Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Death Penalty

Palm Beach Post

Anti-rail group challenges denial of public subsidies to All Aboard Florida

The newly-formed Citizens Against Rail Expansion is challenging the stance taken by All Aboard Florida and Gov. Rick Scott that no public money is involved in creating the express passenger rail, questioning municipal costs for crossings and millions given to the Orlando International Airport.

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Related Topix: Florida, Rick Scott, US Governors, Orlando, FL, Palm Beach County, FL, Indian River County, FL

Broward-Palm Beach

Florida Man With Car Logo Tattooed On His Face Arrested for Identity Theft

A Broward man with the logo for Bentley luxury automobiles tattooed on his face has been charged with identity theft to file fraudulent income tax returns.

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Related Topix: Florida, Tax

Broward-Palm Beach

Medical Marijuana: Florida For Care Forms Blue Ribbon Commission For Amendment 2

With the vote on medical marijuana a mere four months away, a group chaired by both those who advocate and those who are opposed to medical weed has formed a Blue Ribbon Commission to provide research, expert opinions, and feedback on a wide range of medical marijuana issues.

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Related Topix: Florida, Marijuana

St. Petersburg Times

Consumer group asking Florida to release 2015 insurance rate proposals

Consumers advocates are pushing for the release of rate filings by the state's health insurers, saying Floridians shouldn't be kept in the dark on premium prices for next year.

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Related Topix: Florida, Healthcare Law, Law

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Palm Beach Post

Florida's population growth has election-year overtones

The governor's race is being waged through television ads, campaign appearances and even in dueling complaints filed by supporters of Gov. Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist with the state's Commission on Ethics.

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

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Prison chief to assess scalding shower death

The head of Florida's prison system says he's traveling to Dade Correctional Institution for a full assessment on the death of a mentally ill prisoner left in a shower so hot his skin separated from his body.

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Related Topix: Florida, US News

Shockya.com

Digital Domain's John Textor to Be Sued by Florida Governor Rick Scott

Digital Domain CEO John Textor's legal woes continue with Florida governor Rick Scott announcing Wednesday that he was hiring outside counsel to sue Digital Domain and "other parties" involved in a failed $20 million tax-incentive deal.

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

The Raw Story

Hillary Clinton says political dynasties are no problem in the U.S.

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton has defended the prominent role of political dynasties in American politics, saying the United States is "not a monarchy."

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Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Florida, W., George Bush, Barack Obama

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Get Rebooted in SF, July 18-19, with Rand Paul, Nick Gillespie, Kmele Foster, and More

"Reboot" is bringing together libertarian and conservative programmers, entrepreneurs, activists, and others to explore common areas of concern in all sorts of tech policy and possibilities.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Florida, Richard Lugar

ABC Action News

Taskforce takes on dangerous Clearwater crossing

Cyclists, walkers and other pedestrians try to make their way past the 40,000 or so daily drivers who travel through the crossroads, which is reaching its bursting point.

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Business Journal

Record-setting year for the Florida lottery

Even without a massive Powerball or Mega Millions rollover jackpot to spur sales, the Florida Lottery reported $5.36 billion in sales for the fiscal year that ended June 30. The record-setting mark, up from just over $5 billion a year earlier, comes as state lawmakers have deferred action on questions about the future of gambling - such as whether ... (more)

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

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