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Event to take place at Sun Life Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins, on Saturday, January 26, 2013   FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA – The Dan Marino Foundation has once again teamed up with local South Florida autism agencies to celebrate the Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism, brought to you by Walgreens.  This event will benefit the Autism Societies of Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, UM-NSU CARD (Center fo ...

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Medicaid Expansion, Not HMO Experiments Should Be Rick Scott’s Focus — Rep. Mark Pafford, FL House Democratic Policy Chair

Florida House Democratic Policy Chair Mark Pafford Statement Medicaid Expansion, Not HMO Experiments Should Be Rick Scott’s Focus   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Representative Mark Pafford (D-West Palm Beach), the Florida House Democratic Caucus policy chair, issued the following statement in regards to Governor Rick Scott’s meeting today with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.   “Gove ...

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Hastings and Over 40 Members of Congress Send Letter to OMB Supporting Funding for Mental Health Programs

(Washington, DC) Today, Representatives Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL), Grace January 10, 2013   Mr. Jeffrey Zients Deputy Director for Management Office of Management and Budget 725 17th Street, NW Washington, DC 20503   Dear Deputy Director Zients:   We write to urge you to maintain funding for mental health programs as you plan for the President’s budget for Fiscal Year 2014.   There have b ...

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By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, January 10, 2012......The controversial "stand your ground" self-defense law would be repealed under a bill filed this week by a House Democrat. The law, which allows those who feel threatened to shoot back at assailants out in public, seized the national spotlight last year with the February shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford. ...

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Mamie Rearden: Oldest Living US Citizen Dies At 114

A 114-year-old South Carolina woman who was the oldest living U.S. citizen has died, two of her daughters said Saturday. Mamie Rearden of Edgefield, who held the title as the country’s oldest person for about two weeks, died Wednesday at a hospital in Augusta, Ga., said Sara Rearden of Burtonsville, Md., and Janie Ruth Osborne of Edgefield. They said their mother broke her hip after a fall about three weeks ...

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Ray Lewis’ Last Dance: Legendary Linebacker’s Bittersweet Game Entrance Excites Fans

  UPDATE: The Baltimore Ravens defeat the Indianapolis Colts 24-9. Ray Lewis finishes with 13 tackles — the game’s leader. ———————————————————————————– Flames, smoke, Nelly’s “So Hot In Here” and screaming fans all came together to make Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis’ final exit from the tunnel at M&T Bank Stadium one of the most memorable in sports history. Doing his signature dance to the ...

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12-Year-Old B-Ball Star Collapses During League Game And Dies

A 12-year-old hoops star died during an all-star basketball game over the weekend, the Atlanta Journal-Constitutional reports.   Jeremy Nelson “was having a heck of a game” according to his coach, Bryan Larrieu, before he pulled up after missing a shot during the Saturday night game. Larrieu took Nelson out of the game. But he slipped in and out of consciousness soon as he sat on the bench. He was rush ...

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