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Jumbo’s restaurant (Source: James Beard Foundation)

Historic Liberty City Restaurant Closing Its Doors After 59 Years

Jumbo’s is as well known for its shrimp as it is for its history.

07/22/2014

The US Capitol is pictured at sunrise on January 21, 2013 hours before US President Barack Obama's second inauguration in Washington, DC.       (Photo credit sJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

America’s Minorities Becoming A Majority

Much was made of the shifting demographics during the 2012 presidential election, but that’s only a preview of what’s to come. For the first time ever, America’s racial and ethnic minorities now make up about half of the under-5 age group, according to the U.S. Census.

CBS Miami–06/13/2013

Gov. Rick Scott (Source: CBS4)

Scott Remains Only Southern Republican Governor To OK Obamacare

Rick Scott is the only Republican governor to endorse expanding Medicaid as part of President Obama’s health-care overhaul. As more Republicans give in, an opposition bloc remains across the South, including from governors who lead some of the nation’s poorest and unhealthiest states.

CBS4–03/30/2013

The U.S. Supreme Court building June 27, 2012 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Voting Rights Act Heads To Supreme Court

The United States Supreme Court opened hearings Wednesday on a challenge to the law that if overturned could fundamentally reshape how an entire region of the country handles elections.

CBS Miami–02/27/2013

(Source: CBS)

Florida Bucking Life Expectancy Trend

Florida has sometimes been called “God’s Waiting Room” for the older population that often retires to the Sunshine State. But, it turns out that phrase may apply to the Deep South, but not necessarily to Florida, according to a new study.

06/15/2011