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Scientists working with NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft program, (L to R) Sean Solomon, David Lawrence and Gregory Neumann, explain new findings during a press conference at NASA headquarters November 29, 2012 in Washington, DC. Recent studies performed by the spacecraft indicate support for a hypothesis that the planet Mercury planet harbors abundant water ice and other frozen materials within its shadowed polar craters. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

NASA: Probe Confirms Ice On Mercury

Everyone knows there is ice at the North Pole of Earth. Now a special messenger has just confirmed that there is also ice on the north pole of Mercury – the closest planet to the sun.

11/29/2012

(Source: CBS4) Children in a Florida classroom

Florida Files Race To The Top Application

Florida has filed its nearly 300-page Race to the Top application for a $100 million early learning grant designed to improve its voluntary pre-kindergarten program.

CBS4–10/20/2011

(Source: Florida Dept. Of Transportation)

Former Gov. Kirk Memorialized, Laid To Rest

Former Gov. Charlie Crist and Gov. Rick Scott were among those who paid their respects Monday at a funeral service for former Gov. Claude Kirk.

CBS4–10/03/2011

Nubia Barahona (Photo provided by CBS4 Viewer)

Judge: Victor Barahona Can Be Returned To Texas

There is relief for a young boy at the center of a family tragedy that rocked South Florida. Victor Barahona, whose adoptive father is accused of killing his twin sister, Nubia, and trying to kill him will be allowed to live with his uncle in Texas.

CBS4–08/19/2011

Nubia Barahona (Photo provided by CBS4 Viewer)

Panel Chides DCF In Report

After 15 hours of testimony, an independent blue ribbon panel finally pieced together what went wrong with DCF that led to the death of Nubia Barahona.

CBS4–03/10/2011

The body of an unidentified person remains inside a pickup truck covered by tents in Palm Beach County. (CBS4)

New Call Released In Barahona Tragedy, Agency Promising Sweeping Changes

The Blue Ribbon Panel appointed to figure out how the case of Nubia and Victor Barahona slipped through the cracks, is set to meet again Thursday morning.

CBS4–03/02/2011

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Teacher Warned Of Abuse In Barahona Case, Panel Learns

Child welfare attorney Christy Lopez-Acevedo testified Tuesday before a blue-ribbon investigative panel, telling a tale of warnings ignored that should have alerted state officials of the abuse of at least two children at the home of Jorrge and Carmen Barahona.

CBS4–03/01/2011

Nubia Barahona (Photo provided by CBS4 Viewer)

Investigative Panel Meets Friday On Barahona Case

An independent panel of child welfare experts held a meeting Friday afternoon for the first time to discuss one of the worst child abuse cases in South Florida history as it tries to determine what went wrong in the state’s effort to protect Victor and Nubia Barahona.

CBS4–02/25/2011

(Source: Miami-Dade Courts) Nubia, daughter of Jorge Barahona found dead in the back of his pest control truck Monday

Investigative Panel To Meet Friday On Barahona Case

A blue ribbon panel will meet for the first time Friday to discuss one of the worst child abuse cases in South Florida history.

CBS4–02/24/2011

(Source: AP)

Girl Who Blew Whistle On Barahonas In Dad’s Custody

The 7-year-old girl who blew the whistle on the alleged abuse of Nubia and Victor Barahona, just days before Nubia was found dead in her adoptive father’s pickup truck and her twin brother was found critically injured, will remain in the sole custody of her father.

CBS4–02/22/2011