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Senator Bill Nelson, D-FL, speaks during the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing on Cruise Industry Oversight March 1, 2012 at the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Sen. Bill Nelson Headed To Ukraine

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson will hold a series of meetings on defense issues this week in conflict-battered Ukraine.

08/11/2014

Venezuelan Flag (Source: CBS4)

Florida Politicians Applaud Travel Sanctions On Venezuelan Officials

An announcement by the U.S. Secretary of State concerning new sanctions on two dozen high-ranking Venezuelan officials linked to human rights abuses was met with party line reaction by some of Florida’s top politicians.

07/30/2014

Birth Tourism Shortcut To Citizenship

CBS4 Investigates: Is Medicaid Fraud Part Of A Shortcut To Citizenship?

Florida’s senior senator is calling for a federal investigation, after our story on the birth tourism businesses that are springing up between Miami and Moscow. The agencies cater to wealthy and middle class women from former Soviet Bloc countries who want to give birth to an instant American citizen. But it’s the potential for Medicaid fraud that CBS4 investigates has uncovered, that is prompting the most outrage, reports CBS4 Anchor Rick Folbaum.

CBS Miami–05/20/2014

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Florida Woman Pleads Guilty To Fake-Anthrax Letters

A 47-year-old Florida woman has pleaded guilty to mailing faux-anthrax letters to the offices of U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson.

05/20/2014

Nicholas Cutter (Source: CBS4)

A Mother’s Guilt And A Veteran’s Unexpected Death

Early one morning last year, Mary Zielinski received a call from the VA hospital in Miami telling her that her son was dead.

04/25/2014

Florida's two senators, Democrat Bill Nelson and Republican Marco Rubio, discuss the issues in Venezuela at a restaurant in Doral on Thursday, April 17, 2014. (Source: CBS4)

Senators Rubio, Nelson Come Together On Venezuela

Florida’s two senators, Democrat Bill Nelson and Republican Marco Rubio, sat side by side Thursday morning at a Venezuelan restaurant in Doral to condemn what they describe as the country’s repressive regime.

04/17/2014

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Gov. Scott Wants State Inspections Of Federal Hospitals

Governor Rick Scott has asked the secretary of the state’s main health agency to order inspections for federal hospitals that serve veterans.

04/01/2014

(Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Dems Criticize Gov. Scott Over Troubled Unemployment Website

Florida Democrats have criticized Gov. Rick Scott for failing to provide leadership or take ownership over the state’s troubled $63 million unemployment website.

01/26/2014

Senator Bill Nelson, D-FL, speaks during the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing on Cruise Industry Oversight March 1, 2012 at the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Sen. Nelson Tried To Prevent Publication Of Levinson Story

The Associated Press published a story about missing Coral Springs man Robert Levinson Thursday, but not before Senator Bill Nelson asked the AP to not publish the story.

CBS Miami–12/13/2013

Senator Bill Nelson, D-FL, speaks during the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing on Cruise Industry Oversight March 1, 2012 at the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Nelson No Longer Coy About Governor’s Race

After months of playing coy, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson for the first time on Tuesday publicly acknowledged he is keeping open the option of running for governor.

11/19/2013

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