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Florida Leaders Propose Tuition Deal

Florida's universities are looking to make a deal with state lawmakers on tuition increases. On Wednesday morning, university presidents from across Florida gathered at the state Capitol and announced that they will guarantee no tuition increases next year if the state Legislature sets aside an extra $118 million for the schools. The $118 million represents the same amount of money that would be generated i ...

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FAMU asks lawsuit from hazing death be dismissed

  University attorney Richard Mitchell said Champion wasn't forced to board a bus parked outside an Orlando hotel where the hazing took place. He was an adult able to make his own decisions at age 26, and he had risen through the ranks of the famed Marching 100 band without taking part in hazing until that fateful night in November 2011, Mitchell said. Champion's willingness to take part in an illegal ...

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Smartphone pictures pose privacy risks

Pictures you've e-mailed or uploaded from your smartphone could leak information that can threaten your safety or that of your children. ...

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Miami Dolphins and Rebuilding Together Help Renovate a Home in Hollywood as Part of a Military Appreciation Activity

Hollywood, FL – As part of a military appreciation activity, Miami Dolphins players including Anthony Fasano, Brandon Fields, Andrew McDonald and Marcus Thigpen, alumni, members of the Miami Dolphins Women’s Organization (MDWO), Special Teams Program and Rebuilding Together helped renovate the home of Donald McEnany, an 80-year old Korean War veteran and Hollywood resident. “All the work I’ve done in the pa ...

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Florida teen shot to death by man after dispute over loud music, police say

(CBS) Jacksonville, Fla. - Police say a 45-year-old man was taken into custody Saturday for fatally shooting a Florida teenager last week at a Jacksonville gas station after an argument that began over loud music.   Michael Dunn made his first court appearance Monday in Brevard County where he pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis, CBS affiliate WTEV reports. At a press ...

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NEW FPL PLANTS HELP FUEL RATE FIGHT

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA       THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, November 20, 2012.........Florida Power & Light says customers will benefit in the future because of "certainty." Critics say, not so fast. But as state regulators weigh a controversial settlement proposal that would lead to a $378 million increase in FPL's base rates in January, they also will have to consider hundreds of milli ...

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Florida Democrats Respond to Gov. Scott’s Interference in the 18th Congressional District Election

(Washington, DC) Today, the Florida Democratic Congressional Delegation released the following statement on Governor Rick Scott’s interference in the election of Florida’s 18thCongressional district: “Governor Rick Scott’s attempt to undermine and pressure St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections Gertrude Walker – just because he would prefer to keep Allen West in Congress – is yet another blatant display o ...

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SCOFLA: CITIZENS BAD FAITH CASE MUST GO TO TRIAL

By DAVID ROYSE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, November 15, 2012….The question of whether the state-created property insurance company is immune from a bad faith lawsuit must wait for a judgment in a trial court, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday. A Panhandle property owner, San Perdido Association, had sued Citizens Property Insurance Corp. when Citizens didn't fully pay a claim ...

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Broward County Commission News – Think “No Frog. No Clog.” During The Holiday Season

Think "No Frog. No Clog." During The Holiday Season - County advises proper ways to dispose of fats, rags, oils and grease (FROG) - PHONE: 954-831-3049 EMAIL: schang@broward.orgA clogged sink or a backed-up toilet can be your worst nightmare during a holiday party. To avoid making it a reality, Broward County Water and Wastewater Services offers tips to properly dispose of fats, rags, oil and grease (FROG) ...

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Giving Thanks for Our Veterans By Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz

As the dust settles from the recent elections, we turn our focus in November to honoring our veterans, and giving thanks for our good fortune throughout the year. Each year on Veterans Day, Americans remember and honor those men and women who have defended our great country. Just as we must never forget their service and sacrifice, we must also stand firm in our commitment to help veterans as they return to ...

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