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36 min ago | Religion News Service
A group of county commissioners in Florida is testing a recent Supreme Court decision by banning atheists from delivering an invocation before local public meetings.
4 hrs ago | National Journal
With his district one of the main flash points in the fight over Florida's invalidated congressional map, GOP Rep. Daniel Webster has established a special legal-expense fund to solicit donations to help pay for his court fights.
8 hrs ago | Palm Beach Post
An estimated 17,000 Floridians will share more than $1 billion from the record $17 billion settlement announced today between the Justice Department and Bank of America.
12 hrs ago | Creative Loafing Tampa
To paraphrase a hackneyed John McCain phrase, Rick Scott has been spending more money than a drunken sailor on the 2014 campaign trail, and he made his boldest funding proposal of the campaign this morning, announcing an increase in total state funding for education to over $19.6 billion.
12 hrs ago | The Wall Street Journal
Florida Circuit Court Judge Terry Lewis heard arguments Wednesday about whether to throw out the Florida Legislature's redrawn congressional map, which critics say unfairly advantages Republicans, hurts minority voters and is unconstitutional.
13 hrs ago | News Talk Florida
PER STUDENT SPENDING WILL BE HIGHEST IN FLORIDA HISTORY NEXT YEAR Will propose an increase in total state funding for education to over $19.6 billion Governor Rick Scott said, "I am proud to announce that in the upcoming legislative session we will propose an increase in Florida's per-pupil spending to the highest level in our state's history.
15 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News
The event concluded Tuesday afternoon one day before classes started in the 2014 fall semester and exactly 50 years after the first classes were held at the school.
Ryan Hamilton might not have seen the Nissan Altima coming outside of his home in New Jersey.
A vast majority of Floridians, including Republicans, are in favor of medical marijuana.
When Orange County Sheriff's deputies were called to an Avalon Park pediatrician's office late last month, they said they collected enough evidence - witness statements, 911 calls - to recommend child neglect charges for Ottilie Jeetan.
Republicans are using the beheading of an American journalist in Syria to mount new attacks on President Barack Obama, urging him to get tougher on a radical Sunni group.
The Florida Hospital Association has been selected as recipient of the 2014 Florida Health Care Coalition Community Quality Award.
Florida's Department of Corrections, embarrassed by reports of a mentally ill inmate killed by guards - allegedly when they locked him in a brutally hot shower and left him - says it is instituting a series of system-wide reforms.
A Florida judge is going to review a new congressional map approved by the state Legislature.
More than 200,000 Floridians may be eligible to sign up for health insurance under President Obama's Affordable Care Act soon even though enrollment doesn't officially start until November.
Signature Healthcare of Port Charlotte has been placed on the US Nursing Home Watch List.
"[Attorney] Steve Andrews has a personal grudge against state government and no shortage of time to file lawsuits as a trial lawyer representing himself.
Updated: Thu Aug 21, 2014 07:33 pm
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