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3 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

Rick Scott Had Stake In Company Whose 474-Mile Natural Gas Pipeline Could Run Through Florida

A 474-mile natural gas pipeline could run from Alabama through Georgia and into Florida as early as 2017 , and Florida Gov. Rick Scott owned stock in the company that's set to build it.

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Related Topix: Florida, Rick Scott, US Governors, Georgia, Georgia Government, Alabama, Country, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US News, Liberal Political News

7 hrs ago | Broward-Palm Beach

Same-Sex Couples Deliver Petitions to Pam Bondi's Office

When Monroe Chief Circuit Judge Luis Garcia overturned Florida's 2008 constitutional gay-marriage ban and ordered that couples wishing to be married in Key West to be allowed to do so as early as this week, Attorney General Pam Bondi worked quickly to stamp out the ruling.

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Related Topix: Florida, Gay/Lesbian, US Supreme Court, US News

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Bradenton.com

Florida judge backs off redistricting issue; critics say election will be illegal

A coalition of voting-rights groups Thursday urged a judge to redraw Florida's congressional map and push back the August primary -- or risk having the election be invalid.

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

The Orlando Sentinel

Police inspect truck in fatal work-zone hit-and-run

Lakeland police said today they are "confident" a 2006 Jeep Wrangler taken into evidence is the vehicle involved in a hit-and-run accident that killed a worker from Eustis early Wednesday after the driver blew through a construction zone.

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Free Republic

Jeb Bush takes tough line on border [attempts to catch up with reality]

Former Gov. Jeb Bush took a tougher line on illegal immigration Thursday, writing in an op-ed that federal law should be changed so that people who illegally cross the border aren't released from custody as they await hearings.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Jeb Bush, US News, Illegal Immigration, Florida, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US Senate

Creative Loafing Tampa

Florida Democrats revive demand for 4-year-old Rick Scott deposition transcript

Florida Democrats accused Rick Scott of various transgressions during the 2010 gubernatorial campaign, but none ultimately stuck as the former healthcare executive ended up prevailing in the governor's race four years ago.

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

News Talk Florida

Florida Gets $42 Million in Obamacare Refunds

Federal health officials say nearly 1 million Floridians who bought insurance under the Affordable Care Act will receive roughly $42 million in refunds thanks to a provision in the law.

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Broward-Palm Beach

Florida Voters Want Clinton As President

Barack Obama's approval rating is pretty abysmal right now in Florida. That number seems OK until you consider that Gov. Rick Scott is at 43 percent.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Florida, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Barack Obama, Rick Scott, US Governors, Hillary Clinton, Senator Elizabeth Warren

Politico

Poll: Clinton sweeps GOP in Florida

According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday, the former secretary of state holds at least a 7-percentage-point lead in match-ups against potential GOP challengers in the politically crucial Sunshine State.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Florida, Senator Rand Paul, Senator Ted Cruz, Arkansas, Arkansas Government

The Orlando Sentinel

Poll shows Hillary Clinton still strong in Florida

Her book sales are lousy and she's taken a battering in recent weeks from Republicans and the news media, but a poll out Thursday shows Hillary Clinton is still a favorite of Floridians.

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Related Topix: Florida, US News, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, US Senate, Senator Rand Paul

News 4 Jax

Florida ranked scariest state in the US

Floridians are living in the scariest state in the country, according to a national real estate poll, and it wasn't crime that did the state in -- it was the weather.

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Related Topix: Florida, Prison, Weather

Wed Jul 23, 2014

WWLP

MGNOnline/Photo Credit: Florida Dept of Corrections

A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne's office said Joseph Rudolph Wood was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m., one hour and 57 minutes after the execution ... (more)

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Related Topix: Prison, Florida, Arizona, Arizona Government, Death Penalty, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Folio Weekly

This week's Fightin' Words: Since 1992, Corrine Brown has benefitted...

We don't mention the word gerrymander every day here in Northeast Florida. When we do, however, it's always in conjunction with the name Corrine Brown.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Corrine Brown, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Ander Crenshaw, Republican, Florida, Henry Brown

The Wichita Eagle

Groups ask to move Florida election, draw new map

The request was filed Wednesday by a coalition of groups, including the League of Women Voters, who successfully challenged Florida's current congressional map.

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WCTV Tallahassee

Miami Man Arrested for Stealing Nearly $300,000 in State Funds

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today announced the arrest of Jacques Albert Calixte, owner and operator of the Haitian American Association against Cancer in Miami, for stealing nearly $300,000 intended to help screen Haitian American women for cancer.

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WTVY Dothan

Authorities Capture Escaped Murder Suspect

The Bay County Sheriff's Office, Holmes County Sheriff's Office, US Marshals, Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Dale County Sheriff's Office, Florida Department of Corrections, Florida Highway Patrol, and Washington County Sheriff's Office all assisted in the recapture.

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Related Topix: Florida, Georgia, Georgia Government

Free Republic

...Libertarian Confuses Florida Gov Race, Quinnipiac...Finds; Voters...

Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott trails former Gov. Charlie Crist, running as a Democrat, by a narrow 45 - 40 percent margin in a two-way race.

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

WFTV Orlando

Historic F-4 Phantom fighter arrives in Orlando to serve as Vietnam vet tribute

A convoy carrying the plane's parts made its way through the streets of Orlando.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Daily Kos

FL-Gov: Survey USA Has Charlie Crist (D) Back In The Lead, Leads Rick Scott (R) 46-40

In the most recent WFLA-TV/SurveyUSA tracking poll, the former governor is now leading incumbent Republican Rick Scott by six points, with a 46-40 percent margin.

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

WABC-AM New York

Florida Council Votes to Ban Saggy Pants; Mayor Sees No Need for Fashion Police

A Florida city council's vote to ban sagging pants has sparked a debate among city officials over whether the need for fashion police.

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