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2 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel
That's how many dollars Floridians and visitors spent on lottery tickets last year.
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7 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider
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.
10 hrs ago | The Florida Times-Union
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.
14 hrs ago | News Talk Florida
The warden of a South Florida prison where an inmate was left in a scalding shower until he died in 2012 has been suspended.
Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist says Florida should review two controversial gun laws that he supported when he was the state's Republican governor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
"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.
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.
Updated: Fri Jul 11, 2014 03:15 pm
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