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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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Poll: Fla. gov race tightens with third candidate

Jul 23 2014 11:16am CDT | Source: USATODAY

Florida Governor Rick Scott Makes Transportation Announcement
Charlie Crist vs. Rick Scott for Fla. governor becomes dead heat when libertarian is in mix.          ...
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Gov. Scott Rolls Out Plan To Prepare Workers For High-Tech Jobs

Jul 21 2014 4:55pm CDT | Source: State Impact Florida

Florida Governor Rick Scott Makes Transportation Announcement
Gov. Rick Scott spent Monday touring high-tech South Florida companies looking to hire. He wants to make sure firms like Boca Raton’s Modernizing Medicine, which designs electronic medical record systems, have workers ready. “If you think about – I’ve got kids and even have, hard to believe, I have grandkids – the jobs of the [. ...
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Mutilated bear gets new lower jaw in Mexico
Mexico City, July 24 (IANS/EFE) A team of surgeons and veterinarians in Mexico implanted a titanium lower jaw in a bear that was mutilated, an official said. | by IANS
 
Brazilian president exonerated in probe of refinery deal
Brasilia, July 24 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's federal audit tribunal has said that President Dilma Rousseff bore no responsibility for state-controlled oil giant Petrobras's ultimately disastrous acquisition of a US refinery in 2006. | by IANS
 
Fukushima steps up efforts to freeze radioactive water
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS/EFE) The operator of the tsunami-crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant has said it will accelerate the process of freezing irradiated water in underground tunnels. | by IANS
 
 

Gay Marriage Becomes Hot Issue in Fla. Governor Race

Jul 21 2014 2:44pm CDT | Source: Newsmax - Politics

Florida Governor Rick Scott Makes Transportation Announcement
Same-sex marriage is emerging as a crucial "Keys" issue in the upcoming Florida governor's battle, with both candidates, incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democrat challenger Charlie Crist, appearing cautiously uncertain about just where ...
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Florida Woman Who Fired 'Warning Shot' Denied Self-Defense Hearing

Jul 21 2014 10:34am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

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By Susan Cooper Eastman JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 21 (Reuters) - A Florida judge has denied a "Stand Your Ground" self-defense hearing to a woman facing charges of aggravated assault after she says she fired a warning shot at her abusive husband. Marissa Alexander, 33, had hoped the judge would take into account a new law legalizing warning shots signed last month by Flo ...
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De Blasio Sets the Pace for Political Leadership on Education

Jul 18 2014 2:37pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Florida Governor Rick Scott Makes Transportation Announcement
A newly elected politician can generally use his or her political capital on issues of their choice. A newly elected President Barack Obama spent much of his capital on passing the Stimulus Package (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009) and Health Care Reform (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act). Florida Governor Rick Scott spent much of his first years in office slashing money to public schools and universities, refusing federal stimulus money such as the $2. ...
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States Open Doors To Undocumented Immigrants While Progress Stalls On Capitol Hill

Jul 17 2014 9:11am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy. With federal immigration bills stalled on Capitol Hill, many states are charging ahead on their own to open doors to unauthorized immigrants, from allowing them to pay in-state tuition at state colleges and universities, to giving them driver’s licens ...
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Anderson Cooper Wants To Know 'What The Hell' Rick Scott Is Talking About

Jul 16 2014 8:21am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Florida Governor Rick Scott Makes Transportation Announcement
Anderson Cooper could not help but make fun of Florida governor Rick Scott on Tuesday for repeatedly dodging reporters' questions. Scott recently appeared at a campaign stop in Tampa with police officers in uniform lined up behind him. However, it is illegal for public employees to participate in campaign activities while on duty or in uniform. A police union official has filed a state complaint against Scott, accusing him of coercing on-duty officers to attend his event. It was ju ...
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Florida Scientists Press Gov. Rick Scott On Climate Change

Jul 16 2014 7:35am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Florida Governor Rick Scott Makes Transportation Announcement
TALLAHASSEE — In an effort to push Gov. Rick Scott into the debate on climate change, 10 prominent Florida scientists on Tuesday asked for an opportunity to explain to him the impact human-induce ...
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