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North Miami Beach Mayor George Vallejo (Source: CBS4)

City To Investigate NMB Police Use Of Mug Shots As Targets

After public outrage over a South Florida sniper team using the mug shots of black men for target practice, the city of North Miami Beach is moving forward with an investigation into the police department.

12 hours ago

Dozens of same-sex couples renewed their vows at a free ceremony in Miami Beach on January 3, 2015. (Source: CBS4)

Dozens of Same-Sex Couples Renew Vows In Miami Beach

Dozens of same-sex couples renewed their vows at a free ceremony in Miami Beach Tuesday night.

01/06/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Scott, State Workers Still At Odds Over Drug Testing

With more than $650,000 in legal fees spent, Florida Governor Rick Scott will not stop pushing for required drug testing for state workers and welfare program applicants.

12/17/2014

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County Jails Nationwide At Risk In Disasters

When record-breaking floodwaters inundated a Florida jail, sending clothes dryers floating and natural gas seeping into the building that was running on generator power, no outside agency had the authority to force county officials to move the 600 men and women locked inside.

12/14/2014

File photo of a person at a same-sex marriage rally. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Appeals Court Denies To Stop Florida Same Sex Marriages

Same sex marriage is one step closer to becoming reality in Florida.

12/03/2014

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Appeals Court: Welfare Drug Tests Unconstitutional

A federal appeals court again rejected a Florida law requiring welfare applicants to submit to drug tests before they can receive benefits.

12/03/2014

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Court Rules Cell Phones Can’t Be Used For Tracking Without Warrant

Florida’s highest court said Thursday police in Florida have no right to use a cell phone to track someone’s movements without a warrant.

10/16/2014

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Florida OKs First Death Certificate For Gay Couple

The state of Florida has issued a death certificate to a Florida woman which is the first document issued by the state which recognizes the marriage of a same-sex couple.

10/08/2014

A body camera on a police officer. (Source: CBS4)

Are You Camera Ready? Police Body Cams Are Here

Long before the events in Ferguson, Missouri created a drum beat for police officers to start wearing body cameras – a few dozen police departments around the country were already experimenting with them.

09/22/2014

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ACLU Calls For Investigation Of Gender-Based Classes

A civil rights group is calling for a federal investigation into single-gender classes in three Florida counties.

09/03/2014

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