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  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for July 24

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. APPEALS COURT ASKED TO LIFT STAY BLOCKING GAY MARRIAGE Attorneys for a Florida Keys gay couple have turned to a state appeals court to lift a judge's order blocking them from getting married. The...

  • Fla. detective gets 9 years for credit fraud

    MIAMI (AP) — A former South Florida police detective has been sentenced to more than nine years in prison for identity theft and credit card fraud. The U.S. Attorney's Office reports that 39-year-old William Garcia was sentenced Wednesday. The former Sweetwater detective was convicted in...

  • Groups ask judge to move election and draw new map

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge is being asked to move election dates this fall and adopt new districts for Congress. Circuit Judge Terry Lewis ruled that the state Legislature illegally drew Florida's congressional districts to primarily benefit the Republican Party. Florida...

  • Poll: Florida voters not happy with Crist or Scott

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Voters don't trust Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist in what's turning out to be close race for governor, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. And that means Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie could be a...

  • Florida shuts down Jacksonville puppy mill

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has frozen assets and halted the operations of what officials say was a large English bulldog puppy mill in Jacksonville. Attorney General Pam Bondi said Wednesday a judge temporarily shut down the business and froze the mill's assets while officials seek...

  • Mounted patrol cop kills dog that attacked horse

    MIAMI (AP) — A Miami mounted patrol officer fatally shot a dog that was attacking his police horse. The shooting happened Tuesday afternoon in Little Havana. Police say the officer was in his assigned area at Domino Park when he saw a stray dog charge at his horse, Sara. The officer tried to...

  • Health officials crack down on Medicaid marketing

    Florida has banned health insurance companies from marketing their plans directly to Medicaid recipients as the state rolls out its massive plan to privatize its health insurance program for low-income individuals and the disabled.

  • No tickets win $2 million Lucky Money jackpot

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — No tickets matched all four numbers plus the Lucky Ball to win the new "Lucky Money" game. Florida Lottery officials said Wednesday that eight tickets matched 4-of-4 numbers to win $2,643 each; 52 tickets won $889 each for picking 3-of-4 plus the Lucky Ball number;...

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for July 23

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. DELAY GRANTED IN RESENTENCE OF FLORIDA TERROR PLOTTER A South Florida judge has agreed to delay the resentencing of Jose Padilla, who was convicted in 2007 of terrorism support and conspiracy charges....

  • No Fantasy 5 players pick all 5 winning numbers

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — No "Fantasy 5" game players selected all five winning numbers to win a jackpot. The Florida Lottery said Wednesday that 205 tickets matching four numbers won $555 each. Another 7,504 tickets matching three numbers won $26.50 each, and 78,193 tickets won a Quick Pick...

  • Delay granted in resentence of Fla. terror plotter

    MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida judge has agreed to delay the resentencing of Jose Padilla, who was convicted in 2007 of terrorism support and conspiracy charges. U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke on Tuesday delayed Padilla's sentencing from Aug. 4 until Sept. 9. Federal prosecutors and Padilla's...

  • 2nd trial begins in case of slain infant

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A jury has been selected and a trial underway for a man accused of killing a 3-month-old baby by tossing the infant out of a moving vehicle. Richard McTear is charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Emanuel Wesley Murray, the son of Jasmine Bedwell, McTear's...

  • Palm Beach County jail to ignore ICE detainers

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Palm Beach County is joining the growing list of counties refusing to follow federal demands that it detain people for an extended period who have questionable immigration status. The sheriff's office announced Tuesday that it would immediately stop holding people...

  • Program draws Miami girls into computer sciences

    MIAMI (AP) — Fixing gender imbalances in the tech industry won't happen overnight, but some 40 Miami girls are looking to give it a try. The high school students are spending their summer learning to code in an intensive workshop. The program from the Verizon Foundation and the nonprofit...

  • Police say Florida St professor was shot in head

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Tallahassee police say a Florida State University professor found at his home after an attack last week was shot in the head before dying at the hospital. Spokesman David Northway says there are no suspects, and the department continues to ask for tips from the...



From the Weekly Standard

  • David Perdue Wins GOP Senate Nom in Georgia

    Businessman and first-time candidate David Perdue pulled off what the Atlanta Journal-Constitution  calls a "political shocker" by winning the Republican primary runoff for the U.S. Senate in...

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  • Kingdom Come

    There are no copyrights on book titles. F. H. Buckley nevertheless shows remarkable audacity in borrowing The Once and Future King from T. H. White’s children’s classic, published in...

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  • A Glimpse of Our Health Care Future

    To what will Obamacare lead? If the administration’s health policies continue on their present trajectory, Obamacare will lead to some form of European-style single-payer national health system.

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