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1 hr ago | News 4 Jax

Election 2014: Attack Ads

New Poll numbers suggest that Charlie Crist and Rick Scott are in a very tight race for Florida's Governor with more than 20 percent of Florida voters.

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2 hrs ago | Broward-Palm Beach

Florida's Same-Sex Couples Could Start Marrying on September 22 If...

According to Equality Florida, one of the state's leading LGBT rights organizations, same-sex marriages could begin in Florida as early as September 22, if by September 21 no one appeals last week's ruling in a federal case made by U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle.

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Related Topix: Florida, Rick Scott, US Governors, Gay/Lesbian, US News, US Supreme Court, Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural

3 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times

Times poll: Florida voters remain skeptical about Obamacare

Florida voters may overwhelmingly support Charlie Crist's view that the minimum wage should increase, but they also share Gov. Rick Scott's deep skepticism about the Affordable Care Act.

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Related Topix: Florida, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Rick Scott, Healthcare Law, Law, Immigration Reform

7 hrs ago | Orlando Weekly

Insta-Loophole: In Florida, High-Cost Lender Skirts the Law

When Florida lawmakers banned high-interest car title loans in 2000, then-Gov. Jeb Bush proclaimed that the new law would protect Floridians from lenders "who prey on the desperate."

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11 hrs ago | Capital Soup

Governor Scott Statement on Murder of Steven Sotloff

Today, Governor Scott released a statement following the heinous murder of Steven Sotloff by ISIS.

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14 hrs ago | WHAS11

Casey Anthony judge retires, joins private firm

A Florida judge who gained an international audience while presiding over Casey Anthony's murder trial is retiring from the bench, but not from the courtroom.

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14 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Hillary Clinton beating republicans in Florida poll

Things aren't looking good for Republicans when it comes to taking the White House in 2016.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Florida, Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush

14 hrs ago | Patch.com

Florida's Puss Caterpillars Pack a Venomous Punch

While northerners welcome fall by waiting for colorful leaves to drop from trees, Floridians have to watch out for puss caterpillars falling from theirs.

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18 hrs ago | News Talk Florida

Florida: 5 Things To Know For September 2

Lee County schools Superintendent Nancy Graham will make the request at a board meeting Tuesday in Fort Myers.

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Related Topix: Florida, Fort Myers, FL, Lee County, FL, Standardized Testing, Education

18 hrs ago | WCTV Tallahassee

Child Welfare Leaders Hold Summit in Orlando

More than 2,600 child welfare workers from around the state are gathering in Orlando this week for the annual Child Protection Summit.

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18 hrs ago | Broward-Palm Beach

Founder of Medbox, RedBox of Pot, Has Green Dreams For Florida and Past Legal Troubles

Never get high on your own supply. That classic piece of advice comes from Tony Montana in Scarface.

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Related Topix: Florida, Drugs, Marijuana, Criminal Defense Law, Law

22 hrs ago | The Republic

Waldo suspends 2 police chiefs after quota claims

The north Florida town of Waldo has long had a reputation as a speed trap, and it's no wonder.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

WRAL.com

Buyer's remorse on Common Core for policymakers?

The fight to repeal the standards has heated up in Ohio, with state Rep. Andy Thompson, a Republican, saying it's kind of "creepy the way this whole thing landed in Ohio with all the things prepackaged."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, Bobby Jindal, US Senate, Senator Rand Paul, US Governors, Missouri, Florida

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Serial burglar sentenced to 20 years

A man linked to dozens of break-ins in Cape Coral will spend 20 years in prison after a plea.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Florida

Reuters

Florida power utilities fear return of 'Green Governor' Crist

When Charlie Crist last governed Florida, his green energy and climate policies made him few friends among the state's powerful electricity corporations.

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Related Topix: Florida, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Charlie Crist, US Governors, US News, Rick Scott

The Raw Story

Florida utilities fear the second-coming of 'Green Governor' Charlie Crist

When Charlie Crist last governed Florida, his green energy and climate policies made him few friends among the state's powerful electricity corporations.

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WINK-TV Fort Myers

Gov. Scott launches "Let's Keep Working" tour

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is beginning a two-week, 28-city campaign bus tour to promote proposed tax cuts as part of his re-election campaign.

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Gilmer Mirror

On Environment Issues, Bush Takes More Moderate Tone

On the campaign trail in Texas for a little-known statewide office, George P. Bush is generally toeing the Republican Party line: He is But it is environmental policy that will be under his purview in November if he wins his race to be Texas' next land commissioner, a very likely outcome.

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Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, Texas Government, US News, Texas, US Senate, Environment, Science, Florida

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Sandhill cranes return to spend time preening and stretching

A bit of preening is part of the daily morning rituals exhibited by a pair of Florida sandhill cranes roosting on a small island in the lake.

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The Miami Herald

All eyes turn to Florida's gubernatorial debate

Once again, Florida is thrust into the spotlight as our gubernatorial race plays out on a national stage.

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