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CBS4 Investigates: Shortcut To Citizenship

We all know that tourism is the lifeblood of South Florida. But tonight, CBS4 Investigates… and we’ve uncovered a new kind of tourism that is promoting a shortcut to getting American Citizenship. It’s called Birth Tourism: women coming to the U.S. specifically to give birth. It’s all perfectly legal. And as we discovered… the Russians have turned it into a booming business right in our backyard.

CBS4–04/30/2014

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Governor Scott Signs Florida GI Bill

Veterans will receive some additional benefits now that Governor Rick Scott has signed the “Florida GI” bill.

03/31/2014

President Barack Obama

Obamacare Now Law Of The Land

As of Wednesday, the much maligned Affordable Care Act went into full effect across the country. The law fundamentally shifts parts of the health care industry and open the door for millions of uninsured Americans to finally afford health care.

CBS Miami–01/01/2014

A Federal food stamps card that is used to purchase food.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

SNAP Benefits Cut For Millions Of Americans

The gridlock in Washington began taking a major toll at the dinner table for tens of millions of Americans Friday. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits fell for more than 47 million lower-income people Friday.

CBS Miami–11/01/2013

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Report: Shapiro Provided At Least $170k In Impermissible Benefits

The details of the NCAA’s accusations against the University of Miami continue to trickle out with the latest report being the former booster Nevin Shapiro provided approximately $170,000 in impermissible benefits to UM athletes, recruits, coaches and other from 2002-2010.

CBS Miami–02/27/2013

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Unemployment Claims Drop Again Over Last Week

The number of people asking for unemployment benefits last week dropped to the lowest level since March 2008, according to the Labor Department.

CBS Miami–12/27/2012

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The Health Benefits Of Seaweed

Under the waves, deep in the sea, thousands of varieties of seaweed thrive. A staple ingredient Asian cuisines and cultures for centuries, now, as CBS4’s Vanessa Borge reports, seaweed is harvested and used around the world for food, medicines and other products.

CBS4–07/12/2012

Germany Debates Effects Of Value Added Tax

Florida Food Stamp Program Tops, Wins $9 Million Fed Bonus

The Department of Children and Families gets a bad rap for the way it manages everything from foster care to adoptions, so its only fair they get credit for a good thing, and the feds say Florida is tops in managing Food Stamps.

CBS4–07/02/2012

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Supreme Court: No Benefits For Kids Created From Late Dad’s Frozen Sperm

A woman living in Florida who used the frozen sperm of her dead husband to give birth to children after his death has been barred by the US Supreme Court from collecting social security survivors benefits in their name.

CBS4–05/21/2012

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Hollywood Cops Make Case For Restoring Pay Cuts

An effort by Hollywood police officers to claw back lost raises and back pay made no headway Wednesday in a special meeting between city commissioners and union representatives, as the city said it simply didn’t have the money to give it’s first responders what they want.

CBS4–05/16/2012

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