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4 hrs ago | Creative Loafing Tampa

Florida Republicans blast expected lawsuit against school voucher program

The state's largest teacher's union released a statement on Wednesday saying that they are planning another lawsuit related to the state's school voucher program. The Florida Education Association will hold a press conference tomorrow in Tallahassee to discuss the case.

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Related Topix: Florida, School Vouchers, Education

8 hrs ago | WPBF

Florida Primary results recap, voter turnout historically low

TWO OF THOSE TEENAGERS WERE STUDENTS AT PALM BEACH GARDENS HIGH SCHOOL. NOW TO COMMITMENT 2014.

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

12 hrs ago | SFGate

Crist makes Florida comeback bid as 4 states vote

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democrat, Florida, Representative James Lankford

16 hrs ago | Broward-Palm Beach

Greening Is Killing Florida Citrus -- Now's the Time to Support Your Local Growers

While Florida's top crop might be tourists slathered in sunscreen, agriculture ranks right up there, too.

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Related Topix: Florida, Life, Fruits, Food

19 hrs ago | KSWO

Government-held Ukraine town hit by rebel shells

Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education... Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal ... (more)

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Related Topix: World News, Ukraine, Bobby Jindal, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Charlie Crist, Florida, Rick Scott

19 hrs ago | KWWL-TV Waterloo

Europe shares ease, Asia higher after S&P record

Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education... Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal ... (more)

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Related Topix: Bobby Jindal, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Charlie Crist, Florida, Rick Scott

19 hrs ago | KAUZ

Europe shares ease, Asia higher after S&P record

Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education... Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal ... (more)

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Related Topix: Bobby Jindal, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Charlie Crist, Florida, Rick Scott

22 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Charlie Crist: The Archetypical "New" Democrat

Well folks, we have a winner...of the Florida Primaries that is. It looks like it will be Charlie Crist vs. Rick Scott this November in the Florida gubernatorial race.

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Related Topix: US News, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Florida, Rick Scott, Pop/Rock, The Tea Party, Healthcare Law, Law

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Miami Herald

Florida child welfare worker, 3 others charged girl's starvation death

A Broward County grand jury has charged four women - one of them a child welfare caseworker - with ignoring the suffering of a severely disabled Lauderhill pre-teen who withered away and died while under the protection of the state.

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Related Topix: Florida, Broward County, FL, Lauderhill, FL, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

WPBF

Political analysts discuss 2014 Florida Primary

Exclusive political analysts Ron Klein and Adam Hasner join WPBF's Todd McDermott for an in-depth discussion of the 2014 Florida primary and voter breakdown.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Ron Klein, Democrat, Florida, Charlie Crist, US Governors

Washington Times

Sheldon wins Democratic primary for Florida AG

George Sheldon, a one-time top official in the Obama administration, easily defeated state Rep. Perry Thurston on Tuesday in the Democratic primary for attorney general.

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Related Topix: Florida, US Politics, Representative Scott Perry, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Barack Obama

ABC Action News

Sheldon & Bondi to square off for Florida AG

George Sheldon, a one-time top official in the Obama administration, easily defeated state Rep. Perry Thurston on Tuesday in the Democratic primary for attorney general.

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Related Topix: Florida, US Politics, Representative Scott Perry, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Barack Obama

Capital Soup

MEMO - Primary Election Results: Three Big Takeaways

Please read the following memo from Deputy Campaign Manager Tim Saler on tonight's primary election results, with Charlie Crist and Florida Democrats severley underperforming against Rick Scott.

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Related Topix: US News, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Florida, Rick Scott, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics

Examiner.com

Governor Rick Scott unveils new education budget

Governor Scott on Monday unveiled his new education budget . This new budget increases spending to record levels and focuses on both students as well as teachers.

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Related Topix: Rick Scott, US Governors, Florida

Examiner.com

Cuevas-Neunder is best choice for Republicans looking to cast a protest vote

Florida Governor Rick Scott is expected to cruise to an easy victory in today's Republican gubernatorial primary.

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

KAUZ

Florida, Arizona pick nominees for governor

A new international draft report says global warming is here, human-caused and can already be considered dangerous.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Florida, Wedding, Bob McDonnell, US Governors

AmmoLand

Florida Carry Election Action Request - #gunvoter

This is for anyone committed to voting for our Second Amendment rights and the candidates who support us in the Florida primaries today and in November.

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Related Topix: Florida, Guns

Sys-Con Media

Former Chief of Medicaid Program Integrity for State of Florida Joins ...

At this month's National Association of Medicaid Program Integrity conference, 21CT introduced a new weapon in this battle, 21CT Torch , a fraud detection analytics solution purpose-built to remove the complexity found in today's analytics platforms.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Florida

News 4 Jax

Father of 4-year-old arrested in fatal dog attack

The father of a 4-year-old South Florida boy who was mauled to death by dogs now faces child neglect charges.

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WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Primary election day in Southwest Florida

Voters in Southwest Florida can head to the polls beginning at 7 a.m. as primary election day gets underway.

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

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