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  1. What Ted Cruz has in common with Britney SpearsRead the original story w/Photo

    8 min ago | The Washington Post

    When Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to crowds, he doesn't stand still, pacing around stages and ballrooms, gesticulating wildly in an effort to connect with audiences. Sometimes his speeches have the feel of a megachurch sermon, other times a TED Talk.


  2. How holding back struggling students can help themRead the original story w/Photo

    25 min ago | Washington Examiner

    While holding back a struggling elementary school student may seem like it would be a blow to a young child's confidence, it can actually end up helping him, according to a new working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. The study shows that students who repeat the third grade show short-term gains in both math and reading.


  3. Donald Trump Unleashes Controversial New Attack Against Jeb BushRead the original story

    31 min ago | Switched

    The video implies that Bush supports policies that allow undocumented criminals -- Trump seems to think many, if not most, unauthorized immigrants belong in this category -- to remain in the United States. Trump's attack features a clip of Bush who come to the U.S. to provide for their children, but omits the context -- that he was talking specifically about families.


  4. Driverless Crash Truck Boosts SafetyRead the original story w/Photo

    36 min ago | NewsFactor

    The crash trucks, fitted with a device called a truck-mounted attenuator, have been credited with saving lives. But the workers who drive them are inevitably placed in harm's way, "literally waiting to be struck," said Robert Roy, president of Royal Truck & Equipment Inc. in Coopersburg.


  5. Poll: More Chinese than Americans favor tradeRead the original story

    45 min ago | China Daily

    The United States may claim to be a free trade champion, but a new Gallup poll shows that more Chinese support trade than Americans do. The poll, released on Monday, showed that the majority of Chinese say the greater availability of products and goods from different parts of the world is a good thing for their country.


  6. Ben Carson of West Palm Beach joins Donald Trump atop Iowa pollRead the original story w/Photo

    57 min ago | Palm Beach Post

    West Palm Beach resident Ben Carson is tied with part-time Palm Beacher Donald Trump atop a new Monmouth University poll of likely Iowa Republican caucus-goers. That follows a weekend Des Moines Register poll that showed retired pediatric neurosurgeon Carson within the margin of error against front runner Trump in Iowa.


  7. New Walker ad goes after BushRead the original story w/Photo

    58 min ago | Washington Examiner

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's presidential campaign has watched upstart "outsider" candidates surpass him in Iowa, including Donald Trump, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and businesswoman Carly Fiorina. But Walker's newest ad focuses on a different GOP target: former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.


  8. The Buzz Senator Nelson calls for independent redistricting commission for FloridaRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | St. Petersburg Times

    U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, a Democrat, tells reporters in Tallahassee that the Legislature's inability to reach a deal on redistricting shows the state needs an independent redistricting commission to do the work. The repeated failures of the Florida Legislature to redraw the state's congressional districts is a sure sign that Florida needs to create an independent commission to do the work, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson said during a stop in Tallahassee on Monday.


  9. Legal fights mushroom over Florida political mapsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Florida Times-Union

    While the Florida Supreme Court and the Legislature grapple with how congressional districts will be drawn, more legal fights are building in federal courts. Voting-rights groups Friday formally sought to intervene in a federal lawsuit filed this month by U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, who is among the most-outspoken opponents of a redistricting process spurred by the anti-gerrymandering "Fair Districts" requirements.


  10. Guest: Minorities still need protection from discriminationRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Florida Times-Union

    I listened proudly as U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown of Jacksonville delivered a history lesson about Josiah Thomas Walls, the first black person elected to represent Florida in the United States House of Representatives. Walls, first elected in 1870, was a respectable man.


  11. Solar power push heads back to courtRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | News 4 Jax

    Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment to expand solar energy say it may be four years before they again seek voter approval if the ballot language that goes before the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday is rejected. Leaders of Floridians for Solar Choice, which is seeking to allow businesses to generate and sell a small amount of solar power to customers on the same or neighboring properties, expressed confidence during a news conference in Tallahassee Monday that the state's top court will support oral arguments in favor of their ballot proposal.


  12. John Kasich vaults to 3rd in The Hill's GOP rankings: John Kasich in the newsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Cleveland.com

    Ohio Gov. John Kasich vaulted from 10th to third in The Hill's rankings of the 2016 GOP presidential field. Today's John Kasich news: The Ohio governor, a late entry into the 2016 presidential derby, vaulted from 10th to third in The Hill's rankings of 2016 GOP candidates.


  13. Surging Ben Carson pulls even with Donald Trump in Iowa pollRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | New York Post

    A new poll in battleground Iowa has Dr. Ben Carson tied with Donald Trump in Iowa - and a majority of voters backing one of three candidates who have never held public office before. It's the first time in a month that Trump hasn't had the lead all to himself in one of four early-voting states.


  14. Luckett Rd. in Fort Myers to close at midnightRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | NBC2 News

    A Fort Myers woman has been charged with DUI manslaughter after her vehicle struck two pedestrians on I-75 in Collier County. A Fort Myers woman has been charged with DUI manslaughter after her vehicle struck two pedestrians on I-75 in Collier County.


  15. Florida leading indicator goes up slightly in JulyRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Business Journal

    Florida's leading indicator - a measurement of economic activity in the state compiled by Durham, N.H.-based e-forecasting.com - increased 0.2 percent in July after an increase of 0.1 percent in June. Six of the 10 components that make up Florida's leading indicator had a positive contribution in July: unemployment claims, building permits, international tourism outlook, Floridians' consumer sentiment, interest rate spread and national technology index.


  16. Christie won't use Fallon appearance as 2016 fundraiserRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | NJ.com

    TRENTON - Unlike Jeb Bush, Gov. Chris Christie won't be using his next late night talk show appearance as a fundraiser. A spokeswoman for the Christie presidential campaign told NJ Advance Media on Monday that the governor won't be raffling off tickets to be in the audience during his appearance on NBC's "The Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon" Monday night.


  17. Big changes coming to U.S. 192 near St. CloudRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WFTV Orlando

    Big changes are in store for a deadly intersection in Osceola County . The Florida Department of Transportation said it plans to change the median to improve driver safety at U.S. Route 192 and Pine Grove Road, just outside St. Cloud.


  18. UF: Overall Consumer Confidence Up Despite Wall StreetRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | CBS Local

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  19. Pete Sessions backs Jeb Bush, bemoans gay Boy Scout leader policyRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Dallas Morning News

    Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Dallas, told NBC 5 he's supporting former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's presidential campaign, calling him a conservative that can win. . WASHINGTON-U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Dallas, is backing former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in the Republican presidential primary, he told NBC 5 News.


  20. Trump to Bush on immigration: 'Forget love'Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Mashable

    Donald Trump unleashed a new attack on Florida Gov. Jeb Bush taking aim at him on the issue of immigration. In a video posted to his Instagram account, Trump criticized Bush for suggesting that undocumented Mexican immigrants cross the border as an "act of love."