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3 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times

Florida prisons boss, under fire over shower death, announces changes

Florida's Department of Corrections, embarrassed by reports of a mentally ill inmate killed by guards - allegedly when they locked him in a brutally hot shower and left him - says it is instituting a series of system-wide reforms.


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Texas Tech Football #ALSIceBucketChallenge

Watch A Tortoise Chase Down A Remote-Controlled Truck With ALL ITS MIGHT

LAPD Cop: If You Don't Want To Get Shot, Don't Challenge Me

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

7 hrs ago | News Talk Florida

Florida: 5 Things To Know For August 20

A Florida judge is going to review a new congressional map approved by the state Legislature.


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10 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

New map for Congress goes before Florida judge

Circuit Judge Terry Lewis is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday on whether the map approved last week by legislators is constitutional.


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Tue Aug 19, 2014


Who's eligible to get health insurance in Florida before Nov?

More than 200,000 Floridians may be eligible to sign up for health insurance under President Obama's Affordable Care Act soon even though enrollment doesn't officially start until November.


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WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Port Charlotte nursing home on watch list after patient death

Signature Healthcare of Port Charlotte has been placed on the US Nursing Home Watch List.


Related Topix: Nursing, Medicine, Florida

Orlando Weekly

Rick Scott's private email scandal

"[Attorney] Steve Andrews has a personal grudge against state government and no shortage of time to file lawsuits as a trial lawyer representing himself.


Related Topix: US Governors, Rick Scott, Florida

More people visit Florida and more tourism jobs are created

According to an organization known as VISIT FLORIDA, 24 million people visited Florida in the second quarter of 2014 and this represents an increase of three percent over the same period in 2013.


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Business Journal

Florida could see major economic upside from same-sex marriages, study shows

Wedding bells at same-sex marriages could be music to the ears of Florida's tourism industry and cash-strapped governments.


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Capital Soup

Gov. Scott and Fla. Cabinet Issue Resolution in Support of Israel

Today, Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet issued the following resolution declaring the State of Florida stands with Israel.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Florida, Rick Scott, US Governors, Terrorism,

The Washington Post

Jeb Busha s challenges

Right Turn is on vacation, but we have left you with some thoughts on the top challenges facing likely presidential candidates.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Florida, Senator Rand Paul, 9, Illinois, Hillary Clinton

POLITIFACT | Charlie Crist used jet owned by 'serial polluter,' RPOF says

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, center, greets supporters as he arrives with his wife, Carole, to early vote, Monday, in St. Petersburg.


Related Topix: Florida, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Rick Scott, Painting, Arts, Environment, Science

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Miami New Times

Scott Leads Crist By Six Points in Latest Poll

Leave it to Florida Democrats to somehow screw up a race that less than a year ago seemed un-loseable.


Related Topix: Florida, US Governors, Charlie Crist

Christie comes to Perry's defense after indictment

Gov. Chris Christie came to the defense of indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Monday, praising his "honesty and integrity."


Related Topix: Chris Christie, US Governors, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Rick Perry, Texas Government, Texas, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Florida

Capital Soup

VIDEO: Florida NewsMakers with RPOF Chairman Leslie Dougher

On this week's "Florida NewsMakers" program produced by Sachs Media Group, Republican Party of Florida Chairman Leslie Dougher talks with Ron Sachs about the challenges of heading the party during crucial statewide elections.


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Norwalk Citizen News

5 Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 19

A coalition suing to change Florida's congressional districts is asking a judge to reject a newly proposed map.


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The Orlando Sentinel

Voting group blasts news proposed election maps

The voting-rights groups that sued to block Florida's congressional maps in 2012 are once again arguing lawmakers thwarted the will of the people.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Daniel Webster, Republican, US House of Representatives, Corrine Brown, Florida, Democrat

Florida Trend

Big profits for mom-and-pop landlords in South Florida

While Florida advertises itself as the Sunshine State, power company executives and regulators have worked successfully to keep most Floridians from using that sunshine to generate their own power.


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

With close ties to sugar, Florida’s next House speaker admits taking King Ranch trip

Rep. Steve Crisafulli, R-Merritt Island, speaks after being named the incoming Republican Leader of the Florida House of Representatives for 2014 during a ceremony at the Capitol Monday, March 4, 2013, in Tallahassee, Fla.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Adam Putnam, Florida, Merritt Island, FL, Tallahassee, FL

Sunshine State News

Obamacare: 93,800 Florida ACA Customers Have Immigration 'Inconsistencies'

Almost 100,000 Floridians who signed up for health insurance through the federal health exchange have citizenship or immigration "inconsistencies," according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.


Related Topix: Florida, Medicaid, Health, Medicare, Social Security, Personal Finance

Sun Aug 17, 2014

International Business Times

Death Rate Falls By A Third for the Four Main Cancers in UK, Research Has Powerful Impact

Research UK shows that the death rates for breast, bowel, lung and prostate cancer have fallen by a third in the last two decades.


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