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Spaniard completes route Ponce de Leon took 500 years ago

Source: Politics Balla | Apr 4 2013, 12:44am CDT | by Luigi Lugmayr

Spaniard completes route Ponce de Leon took 500 years ago
Miami, April 4 (IANS/EFE) Spanish adventurer Alvaro de Marichalar arrived Wednesday in St. Augustine, Florida, after a 14-day solo journey on board his jet ski retracing the route explorer Juan Ponce de Leon took when he set sail and discovered Florida 500 years ago.
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Protesting to Prosecution

Aug 22 2014 11:10am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

The primary demand of protestors in Ferguson, MO, is the prosecution of the police officer who shot and killed an unarmed African-American teen, Michael Brown. Not only protestors on the street, but elected African-American officials and activists like Jesse Jackson are also demanding the immediate arrest, and quick trial, of the officer. These public officials and figures often predict that the policeman will be convicted of one or ...
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Florida Governor Vows Record Education Spending in Re-election Bid

Aug 21 2014 5:43pm CDT | Source: Newsmax - Politics

Governor Rick Scott, under intense criticism by his main opponent for cuts in school spending, on Thursday promised record spending on education next year if he wins a tough re-election campaign. My mom taught me that a good education was the way out of poverty ...
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Political stalemate continues, as opposition wants Sharif's head (Roundup)
Lahore/Islamabad, Aug 23 (IANS) Pakistan's political stalemate continued Saturday amid political discussions by the government to find a solution and protest leaders Imran Khan and Tahir-ul-Qadri refusing to give up until Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigns. | by IANS
 
Two British Indians charged with murder
London, Aug 23 (IANS) Two British Indian men were Saturday charged with stabbing and murdering a man on a London street, a media report said. | by IANS
 
11 militants killed in Libyan air strikes
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After Climate Meeting, Scientists Still Aren’t Sure That Florida’s Governor Is ‘Climate Literate’

Aug 21 2014 3:48pm CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

Florida State University environmental science professor Jeffrey Chanton gives a presentation to Florida Gov. Rick Scott on climate change on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 in Tallahassee, Fla. CREDIT: AP Photos/Brendan Farrington Five climate scientists gave Florida Gov. Rick Scott the rundown on climate change and how its affecting Florida and the rest of the globe on Tuesday. But so far, it’s not certain how much G ...
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Gov. Rick Scott Wants More Money For Schools Next Year

Aug 21 2014 11:01am CDT | Source: State Impact Florida

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist’s top talking point is that per-student funding was higher when he was governor. Now, Republican Gov. Rick Scott wants to one-up Crist. He’s proposing raising per-student funding by $232 next year. Source: Tampabay “My mom taught me that a good education was th ...
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Immigration Activists Urge Obama To Include Detainees In Upcoming Executive Action

Aug 20 2014 3:22pm CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

CREDIT: Alice Ollstein FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA—A group of seven young activists risked arrest Wednesday outside one of the most notorious private prisons in the country: the Broward Transitional Center, run by the corporation GEO Group. The protesters locked arms and blocked the entrance to the jail, chanting, “No more injustice! Let our people go!” Some are US citizens and others are immigrants covered by the President’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program ...
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Jeb Bush: Crist 'Focused on His Own Ambitions'

Aug 16 2014 9:58am CDT | Source: Newsmax - Politics

Jeb Bush is lending his political star power to embattled Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who is locked in a tight race for re-election in the nation's largest swing-voting state. Speaking at a metals factory in Homestead, a South Florida fa ...
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Jeb Bush: Florida Standards “Not Substantially Different” From Common Core

Aug 15 2014 3:21pm CDT | Source: State Impact Florida

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush hit the campaign trail with current Gov. Rick Scott on Friday. Bush has been one of the nation’s most prominent supporters of the Common Core math and language arts standards adopted by dozens of states, including Florida. Scott? Not so much. After initially supporting the standards, Scott withdr ...
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Jeb Bush lends political star power to Rick Scott

Aug 15 2014 3:05pm CDT | Source: Townhall's

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Jeb Bush is lending his political star power to give Florida Gov. Rick Scott a boost in his tight race for re-ele ...
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