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Florida takes lead in Congressional hearing on crimes against homeless

Florida is both a model and a cautionary tale for other states grappling with violent crimes against homeless people, and on Tuesday it will play a lead role at a congressional hearing on the subject. ...

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Trailblazers present a review of public housing

The approval process and decision on who would become residents of Dixie Court was made by the City Commissioners who themselves was the Housing Authority. ...

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State Capitol Briefs

Amerigroup Corp., one of the largest managed-care plans in Florida’s Medicaid program, will be purchased by WellPoint, Inc., in a $4.9 billion deal that will close in early 2013, the companies announced Monday. ...

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The News Service of Florida

Democrat Patrick Murphy, who is challenging U.S. Rep. Allen West, said Monday he raised $508,000 in the second quarter. Murphy, a former Republican, ended June with just under $1.3 million in cash on hand. ...

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Governor Scott says the entire act should have been invalid

Governor Rick Scott is disappointed with the decision by the Supreme Court. “Today’s decision by the Supreme Court of the United States is simply disappointing. ...

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Local youth get hands-on education in Broadband Awareness from AT&T

Cyber bullying; Protecting personal information online and Internet-based homework help, these are just a few of the topics covered at AT&T’s Youth for Broadband Awareness Literacy & Education ...

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Trailblazers present a review of public housing ‘In the Beginning…The Dixie Court’ story

The story of Fort Lauderdale’s first public housing, is a marvelous threefold story of the early development of Fort Lauderdale, public housing, and of Dixie Court Incorporated slightly ...

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Dillard track star Jamika Glades overcomes hurdles in life

Imagine not knowing where you were going to live from week to week. Imagine being a teenage mother. Now try to imagine what it would be like to balance all of that while maintaining ...

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Fifteen teens tackle bullying in multimedia workshop at FAMU

Fifteen aspiring young teen journalists from Florida, Georgia and Alabama have completed a multimedia workshop at Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) School of Journalism and Graphic Communication ...

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Scott: Florida opt out of parts of health care law

Florida will opt out of spending about $2 billion more to expand Medicaid, and won’t build insurance exchanges, another optional part of the federal health care law, Gov. Rick Scott’s office said Sunday. ...

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