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President Named Time Magazine’s ‘Person Of The Year’

  NEW YORK — President Barack Obama  has been named Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year” for 2012.   “We are in the midst of historic cultural and demographic changes, and Obama is both the symbol and in some ways the architect of this new America,” Time Editor Rick Stengel told NBC’s “Today” show, where he announced the selection on Wednesday.   The short list for the honor included Malala Y ...

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Obama at Newtown vigil: ‘God has called them all home’

The president spoke at a vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut ...

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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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