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  1. Florida House passes ban on 'sanctuary cities' for undocumented immigrantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | St. Petersburg Times

    The Florida House on Wednesday voted to require local governments to detain people thought to be undocumented immigrants and, in some cases, let the governor remove local officials from office when they don't comply. It's an effort to stop so-called "sanctuary cities," which refuse to cooperate with federal immigration agencies.

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  2. Dozens of Florida death row inmates expected to challenge sentencesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | St. Petersburg Times

    A Miami man stabbed an elderly woman 58 times in her Little Havana apartment. A Broward teenage gang member executed a Dunkin' Donuts customer in a "body count contest."

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  3. Lawmakers consider Florida ban on red-light camerasRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | St. Petersburg Times

    Florida lawmakers are advancing legislation to outlaw red-light cameras statewide, above objections from local police chiefs and city and county officials. Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St.

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  4. Surgeon General John Armstrong's confirmation looks uncertainRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 27 | St. Petersburg Times

    Surgeon General John Armstrong is in a precarious position as senators question cuts to county health departments, deregulation of children's heart surgery and the removal of patients from a health care plan for the state's sickest kids. The Senate Health Policy Committee postponed Armstrong's confirmation hearing Tuesday after committee chairman Sen. Aaron Bean, R-Fernandina Beach, said there was not enough time for senators to ask all of their questions.

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  5. CollegeA road trip steeped in traditionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 18 | St. Petersburg Times

    It is well past midnight when the school bus reaches Lakewood High's campus. Spartans boys basketball coach Anthony Lawrence Sr. heads home to get a few hours of sleep, then he's back up at 5:30 a.m., ready for another road trip.

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  6. Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio say climate change is distant threat, but they live at ground zeroRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 15 | St. Petersburg Times

    Not 15 miles from the homes of Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush on the mainland, Miami Beach work crews elevate the streets, turning ground floors effectively into windowed basements, to try to stave off the implacable rise of sea water. Up comes the powerful ocean, threatening people, property and the underground freshwater supply.

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  7. Florida House helps some immigrants but votes to crack down on othersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 13 | St. Petersburg Times

    House Republicans sent mixed signals to Florida's immigrants Wednesday as one committee unanimously passed a bill to accept federal money to provide health insurance to 45,000 legal immigrant children, while two other committees passed measures that crack down on migrants who are in the state illegally.a Farm and domestic workers from Homestead to Tampa appeared at the House Civil Justice Committee to urge lawmakers to reject HB 675 by Rep. Larry Metz, R-Yalaha, that would impose penalties of up to $5,000 a day on police, school and other local officials who fail to detain migrants facing deportation orders.

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  8. Nearly invisible presidential campaign revving up in FloridaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 9 | St. Petersburg Times

    "Florida is going to be a very important state, as it always is, and we're going to work hard to bring it home for Marco Rubio," said Judy Wise, a Rubio supporter and one of a couple of handfuls of volunteers calling voters Thursday night at a law office in Riverview. "There isn't a more humble, caring political guy than Marco Rubio.

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  9. Senator Galvano testifies he didn't know redistricting map submitted...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    The head of the Senate redistricting committee testified in court Wednesday that he had no idea that the map he submitted to the court gave Republicans a potential three-vote majority in the Senate and paired fewer incumbents than any other proposal. "I don't know how clear I can make it.

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  10. The drug-smuggling ring that brought anguish to Marco Rubio's familyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    On Dec. 16, 1987, a teenager named Marco Rubio arrived home from school in West Miami to find his mother in anguish. Earlier that day, federal drug agents raided a house a few miles away that his brother-in-law, Orlando Cicilia, shared with Rubio's older sister, Barbara.

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  11. Charter school bill makes progress in Florida HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    An effort by Florida lawmakers to make charter schools more accountable for their operations - while also removing barriers for new schools to open - is getting traction once again in the state House. Led by Republicans who support "school choice" alternatives, the committee bill advancing for the 2016 session is generally the same as one that cleared the Florida House last spring but died in the Senate.

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  12. Presidential candidates to chase campaign cash around Art Basel Miami BeachRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    Ah, to be among the glitterati who will descend this week on Art Basel Miami Beach. Nibbling on canapes.

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  13. Judge gets 7 Florida Senate district maps to considerRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    Leon County Circuit Court Judge Georgea Reynoldsa was handed seven options for drawing the Senate district maps late Wednesday, giving him the opportunity to be the "seamstress" he suggested might be needed to stitch together proposals in time for the 2016 elections. Six of the proposed maps come from challengers to the lawsuit, a coalition of Democrat-leaning voters and voting groups led by the League of Women Voters, who filed a lawsuit alleging the Legislature violated the Fair Districts provisions of the state constitution when drawing the existing Senate boundaries in 2012.

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  14. Small charges added up for Marco Rubio on Florida GOP credit cardRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a Republican presidential hopeful, speaks during a town hall-style meeting at Rivier University in Nashua, N.H., on Nov. 4. For five years, Marco Rubio has tried to put behind him the controversy of his spending on a Republican Party of Florida credit card, taking the unusual step over the weekend of making public nearly two years of American Express statements to show how he spent the party's money. In some ways, however, the statements, which he previously refused to make public, raise more questions about how Rubio used the card, rather than lay them to rest.

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  15. It's deal-making time: Florida Senate to vote on House mapRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    In what may be seen as a Hail Mary pass to see if they can get enough votes to send the courts a Senate redistricting map that has the Legislature's stamp, the Florida Senate leadership agreed to put the controversial House map up for a vote after exhausting all other options. The decision was made after the two redistricting chairmen, Sen. Bill Galvano and Rep. Jose Oliva, met in a rare two-person conference committee Thursday afternoon.

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  16. Florida House swiftly advances Senate map but hurdles remainRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    Florida legislators made quick progress on redrawing the Senate map Tuesday, voting out a Florida House proposal after just an hour of debate, but the measure appeared headed for trouble as lawmakers edged closer to the self-imposed Friday deadline for the special session with no agreement in sight. Eight Republicans joined with 39 House Democrats to reject the House map, S9079, as 73 Republicans supported it.

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  17. A year of transformation for former Yankee Alex RodriquezRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    Alex Rodriguez sits behind the Fox Sports desk, as comfortable in the crisply tailored suit of his temporary role as World Series TV analyst as he is in the pinstripes of the New York Yankees. Though some sports columnists have dismissed his presence as a ratings grab by Fox , others - even some usually harsh critics - are giving Rodriguez high marks for his insights.

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  18. Former Senate president Don Gaetz takes aim at Sen. Jack Latvala in rare rebukeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    The personal and political conflicts that have divided Florida Senate Republicans for months reached the boiling point Wednesday as the Senate narrowly approved a redrawn redistricting map 22-18 and two powerful senators used the opportunity to point at each other for the chamber's mistakes. Democrats united against the map, predicting it would be struck down by the court as a violation of the anti-gerrymandering rules of the Florida Constitution.

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  19. Modification pushes Senate redistricting map closer to consensusRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    Faced with a close vote on a leadership-backed map to redraw state Senate districts, the Florida Senate agreed to modify three minority-based districts in Miami-Dade County Tuesday, hoping to win the crucial votes needed to send the proposal to the House and win support for the revision in court. The sponsor of the amendment, Sen. Miguel Diaz de la Portilla, R-Coral Gables, argued that change was needed to make the districts more compact, in compliance with the anti-gerrymandering provisions of the Florida Constitution, and to preserve the voting strength of Hispanic voters.

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  20. Florida 'sextortionist' is sentenced to 139 years in prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    Patrick Killen, a convicted Internet "sextortionist," defiantly declared in Miami federal court that he got no gratification from sexually explicit pictures of boys that he collected from them on his computer - that the justice system has "it all wrong." "I am not what you people think I am," the 22-year-old Hialeah man said on Thursday, denying that he is a pedophile, as authorities portrayed him.

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