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13 min ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

''Turtle Cam'' launches from Florida Keys''Turtle Cam'' launches from ...

''Turtle Cam'' launches from Florida Keys If you're lucky, you can spot a sea turtle nest on one of our own gulf beaches.

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Related Topix: Florida, Miami Dade County, FL, Marathon, FL

1 hr ago | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

From Scott and Crist, a glimpse of their wealth The two top...

The two top contenders for governor are not like most Floridians. Rick Scott and Charlie Crist are rich.

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Related Topix: Florida, Charlie Crist, Rick Scott, US Governors, Tax, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Sun Jul 13, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Who will be Charlie Crist's running mate?

The governor's race is barreling forward, but one key aspect of Democrat Charlie Crist's campaign remains a mystery.

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

St. Petersburg Times

PolitiFact Florida: Would Medicaid expansion create 63,000 jobs?

The study by the White House Council of Economic Advisers - titled "Missed Opportunities" - provides a state-by-state analysis of how many jobs would be created by expanding Medicaid.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Florida, US News, Charlie Crist, US Governors

Examiner.com

Florida 'medical marijuana' measure would legalize recreational pot smoking

Voters in Florida will be deciding this November on an amendment to their state constitution to allow so-called medical marijuana, the Clearwater Gazette reports today .

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Florida, California, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Rick Scott, US Governors

Drudge Retort

'A Major U.S. City is Going to Let Itself Drown'

Miami has little land that rises higher than 6 feet above sea level. One of Miami's main roads is routinely flooded and reduced to one lane.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Florida, Liberal Political News

The Washington Post

2016 Spin Meter: 5 things to know not to believe

This photo taken Feb. 15, 2011, show former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush greeting his mother, former first lady Barbara Bush, at the White House's 2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony in Washington, where her husband, former President George H.W. Bush is to receive the Medal.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Florida, Jeb Bush, Barbara Bush, Mitt Romney

Northwest Florida Daily News

Del Stone: It's time to end Florida's ban on gay marriages

Not long ago, the Daily News posed a question to its friends on Facebook about gay marriage.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Florida, Opinion

Daily Kos

The doctor's making a list; checking it a lot; gonna find out who's got Obamacare or not.

Reprint rights to this article are hereby granted. You may post all of it or part of it to the blog of your choice.

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Related Topix: Medicine, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democrat, Florida, Health Insurance, Health

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Shockya.com

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Hires Bill Scherer as Special Council for Failed Incentive Deal

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has appointed Bill Scherer as his special counsel to sue Digital Domain's John Textor.

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

Free Republic

Sarah Palin’s big flame-out

How could someone filled with such promise plunge so far, so fast? How does one go from national icon to national laughingstock? Once arguably the GOP's most charismatic celebrity, Palin is now better known for 'thriving in this role of right wing shock jock' as Nicolle Wallace, a former senior adviser for the John McCain-Palin campaign, now puts ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Governors, Sarah Palin, US Politics, John McCain, US News, Barack Obama, Florida

KFMB-am

Florida's political landscape upended with ruling

Florida's political landscape is being upended by a landmark legal ruling that one legal expert says could influence the way other states draw their congressional districts.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative David Rivera, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Florida, Barack Obama

Business Journal

What's coming to Partnership IV building in Research Park? That's classified

This year, the Florida Legislature approved putting $8 million toward a Partnership IV complex in Research Park.

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Free Republic

A Florida Judge Just Voided the State’s Congressional...

Last night a circuit court judge in Florida voided the state's congressional map, citing a "secret, organized campaign" by Republican operatives that "made a mockery of the Legislature's transparent and open process of redistricting."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Allen West, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Sandy Adams, Corrine Brown, Democrat, Florida

Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

33 Central Florida schools must extend school day by an hour

Thirty three Central Florida elementary schools must offer an extra hour of reading instruction come August because they landed on the state's list of lowest-performing schools.

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CBS Local

Corrections Sec. Says He Was Not Provided Details On Death During Visit

One day after the Department of Corrections Secretary Mike Crews visited South Florida and vowed to get answers after the death of an inmate, the Secretary said he will investigate a second death.

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Related Topix: Florida

The Orlando Sentinel

Gambling, guns, Harry Potter, taxes - by the numbers

That's how many dollars Floridians and visitors spent on lottery tickets last year.

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Related Topix: Lottery, Florida, Opinion

Silicon Alley Insider

Poll Shows Mitt Romney Would Dominate The New Hampshire Primary If He Decides To Run Again

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Jason Chaffetz, Senator Rand Paul, Mitt Romney, Chris Christie, US Governors, Florida

The Florida Times-Union

Feds: Florida's child welfare system must do more to stop abuse, deaths

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.

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Related Topix: Florida, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Tampa, FL

News Talk Florida

Florida: 5 Things To Know For July 11th

The warden of a South Florida prison where an inmate was left in a scalding shower until he died in 2012 has been suspended.

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Related Topix: Prison, Florida

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