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3 hrs ago | WTLV
Michael Harrell said he has noticed the cost of his prescription drugs. "It's not getting any better.
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4 hrs ago | FOX23
A state social worker and a supervisor have been fired as investigators try to determine what happened to a five-year-old Massachusetts boy who has been missing since September.
8 hrs ago | WESH-TV
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is on tap to conduct a record number of background checks this year on private firearm purchases.
8 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor
A 2011 1040 tax form along with other income tax forms are seen at the entrance of the Illinois Department of Revenue.
9 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times
Outraged by cases involving repeat sexually violent predators, four Florida senators filed bills Tuesday to signal an aggressive approach to protecting the state's children.
10 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times
First came the new rest stops. Then widening both stretches of highway by another lane.
10 hrs ago | News 4 Jax
Every year, tens of thousands of inmates are released back into mainstream society.
11 hrs ago | The Jewish Journal
After three days of walking in the cold and snow, many of them on hunger strike, 150 African asylum seekers were forced onto buses and taken back to the new Israeli police on Tuesday sent back to custody about 150 African migrants who had abandoned a desert detention center in protest against a new law allowing them to be kept there indefinitely.
15 hrs ago | BizPacReview.com
The normally redoubtable Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz published an op-ed in the Sun-Sentinel on Monday aiming to tarnish Florida Gov. Rick Scott , but really just ended up showing how truly empty the Democrats' case against him is - particularly if Charlie Crist becomes their candidate in the fall.
16 hrs ago | Talking Points Memo
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18 hrs ago | Bradenton.com
Though a staunch Obamacare critic, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio has enrolled his family in one of its health plans and will accept a $10,000 federal subsidy that some fellow Republicans rejected as a “special deal.” “It’s an [employer] contribution,” Rubio said.
20 hrs ago | The Florida Times-Union
Like hunters mounting their trophies, Republican congressional candidates David Jolly and Kathleen Peters keep bagging more endorsements.Tampa Bay Times http://tinyurl.com/k2mxjky The Stuart-based Fiorella Insurance Agency made headlines a couple of months ago when it began using the Obamacare Enrollment Team name to insinuate official ties to the ... (more)
Starting July 1st prisoners will have the option of kosher meals thanks to a federal judge who ordered the Florida Department of Corrections to offer kosher meals to "all prisoners with a sincere religious basis for keeping kosher."
Playing the role of Santa, the U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services is doling out $4.4 million to Sunshine State community health groups tasked with Affordable Care Act 'outreach and enrollment.'
The gift of a gun may be high on many Floridians' holiday shopping lists. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement says it is on target to conduct nearly 1 million background checks this year on private firearm purchases.
Medical marijuana just may be what Floridians will see on the ballots in 2014. The largely famous John Morgan Esq.
Florida is missing out on anywhere between $800 million and $450 million in uncollected sales tax from online sales, but because the state is not enforcing sales tax laws, all the state has is estimates for how much money it's missing.
This undated photo provided by Volusia County Corrections shows Ralph Garlick Jr., who said he had found an abandoned newborn girl wrapped in newspapers outside a central Florida convenience store.