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9 hrs ago | CBS Local

Father Of Man Held Captive Thanks Community For Support

Arthur Sotloff told CBS4's Peter D'Oench that he and his wife, Shirley, wanted to thank everyone for their prayers and their well wishes.

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Related Topix: Community, Entertainment, Television, US Politics, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Democrat

13 hrs ago | Reuters

Obama may seek new funds to battle Islamic State: Senate aide

President Barack Obama could ask the U.S. Congress in coming weeks to approve new funds for airstrikes against Islamic State targets, according to a congressional aide, following the militants' beheading of an American journalist and activities in Iraq.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, John McCain, Republican, Democrat

Yesterday | Creative Loafing Tampa

Mitch Perry Report 8.22.14: Fun with fundraising

Thank God it's Friday, we say this morning. Why, you ask? Was it a particularly trying week? No, it's because candidates running in Tuesday's primary election can no longer ask you for money for that particular contest.

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Related Topix: Charlie Crist, US Governors, Rick Scott, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Adam Putnam, Tallahassee, FL

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Creative Loafing Tampa

Bill Nelson wants more U.S. military engagement in Iraq & Ukraine

Senator Bill Nelson, fresh off a fact-finding trip to Ukraine, said today that it's time for the U.S. to supply lethal weapons and 'up to the minute' intelligence to that Eastern European nation in its fight against separatists it says are backed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Ben Nelson

Wed Aug 20, 2014

WESH-TV

Steven Sotloff: Man threatened with death in ISIS video is former UCF student

A journalist with Central Florida ties is being threatened with his life by the same group that already beheaded another American journalist, according to United States officials.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

The Hill

Conn. lawmakers demand safety caps for liquid nicotine

Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Rep. Elizabeth Esty called on Congress to pass legislation that would require childproof caps on liquid nicotine bottles used to refill e-cigarettes.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Representative Elizabeth Esty, US House of Representatives, Healthcare Law, Law

Folio Weekly

How Charlie Crist Won the Florida Democratic Primary by Default

With all the recent turmoil in the world - yet another U.S. military intervention in Iraq, the Ebola outbreak in Africa, the outrage and unrest in Ferguson, even the death of Robin Williams - I'd almost forgotten there was an election next week.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Rick Scott

Tue Aug 19, 2014

NOLA.com

Sens. Landrieu and Vitter ask U.S. ambassador to China to intervene in tainted drywall...

Five U.S. senators representing homeowners seeking redress for faulty Chinese drywall are asking the U.S. ambassador to China to intervene.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Marco Rubio, Republican, Mary Landrieu, David Vitter, Senator Mark Warner

Politico

Halbig asks appeals court to deny rehearing of subsidies case - CMS ...

Jacqueline Halbig, who is trying to stop Obamacare subsidies from going to states relying on HealthCare.gov, asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit not to rehear the case.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, US Supreme Court, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat

Mon Aug 18, 2014

PR-inside.com

Clean Footprint Participates in Orlando Mayor Dyer's Climate & Energy Summit

The focus of the event was, 'How climate action spurs economic development and improves quality of life.'

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

St. Petersburg Times

As he touts pro-sugar legislation, Southerland first congressman to acknowledge King Ranch trip

Standing alongside Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and representatives from business groups, U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland on Monday touted federal legislation to block federal oversight of waterways and wetlands in favor of state and local government agencies.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Southerland, Adam Putnam, Democrat, Florida

The Hill

Pediatricians want to childproof e-cig refills

A group of pediatricians and other health officials are calling for childproof packaging on liquid nicotine containers used to refill electronic cigarettes.

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Related Topix: Pediatrics, Medicine, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

Historian seeks to bring home parts from WWII-era DeLand tugboat...

The U.S. Navy has rejected a request for help in bringing some 20 tons of World War II-era military history back to its birthplace, but Dan Friend, leader of the DeLand Army Tugboat Preservation Group, isn't giving up.

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Related Topix: Deland, FL, US Military, US Navy, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Army

Thu Aug 14, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Jeb Bush: 'I strongly urge' Floridians to vote against medical marijuana

Jeb Bush is adding his influential voice to the medical marijuana debate in Florida, saying the ballot initiative could harm Florida's reputation.

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Related Topix: Florida, US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Drugs, Marijuana, Florida Government

Sunshine State News

Both Sides Ramp Up Attacks in North Florida Congressional Race

Both sides launched new rounds of attacks in North Florida as one of the most competitive congressional elections in the nation continues to shape up.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Southerland, US Senate, Democrat, Florida, Nancy Pelosi

Wed Aug 13, 2014

CBS Local

Bondi: FDA Going 'Overboard" On Cigar Rules

Attorney General Pam Bondi sent a letter to the federal government addressing concerns over proposed regulations trying to link e-cigarettes and other tobacco products to rules meant for the cigarette industry.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Smoking, Medicine, Health, US News, US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Republican, Democrat

Capital Soup

Treasury issues RESTORE Act rule

Eds., producers note: U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson recently shined light on the fact that Treasury was moving slowly on issuing rules regarding how RESTORE Act money is to be distributed to affected Gulf Coast communities.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Oil Spill, Texas

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Creative Loafing Tampa

Mitch Perry Report 8.12.14: Remembering Robin Williams in '80s SF

Stand-up comedy truly broke out massively in the 1980s in America, and living in San Francisco at the time I was lucky enough to witness many comedians who would go on to become big deals on stage and in the movies.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Tiburon, CA, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Bradenton.com

5 stories trending hot in Florida

FLORIDA SENATE APPROVES NEW MAPS FOR CONGRESS The Florida Senate has approved a map that revises the state’s congressional districts.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Florida, Boat Disaster

Daily Kos

Florida Fair Redistricting Map

Last July, a 5-4 panel of judges ruled that the maps for Florida's congressional 5th and 10th districts needed to be re-drawn due to VRA violations.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Ted Yoho, Representative Ron DeSantis, Ander Crenshaw, Corrine Brown, Democrat, US Senate, Florida

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