Florida Politics

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Raul Castro Says Detente Won’t Change Cuban System

Three men convicted of spying in the United States and returned to Cuba as part of an agreement, stood in front of members of the Cuban parliament and received a standing ovation on Saturday.

12/20/2014

Florida Gov. Rick Scott stops by a Republican call center to rally campaign workers November 4, 2014 in Fort Myers, Florida.   Rick Scott is running in a tight race against opponent and former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist the Democratic challenger. (Photo by Erik Kellar/Getty Images)

Governor Scott Insists He Has Met Jobs Promise

Governor Rick Scott touted Friday that he has achieved a promise from his 2010 campaign as Florida has added more than 700,000 jobs since he took office.

12/19/2014

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Generations Split Over U.S. Policy Change On Cuba

Amid the news of the U.S. reestablishing diplomatic relations with Cuba, some groups voiced their resistance to it while others, part of younger generation, voiced their support.

12/17/2014

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Secret Recordings Force New Trial In Sex-Abuse Case

A man convicted of sexually abusing his stepdaughter should receive a new trial because of the improper use of secret recordings made by the alleged victim, the Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

12/11/2014

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US Co-opted Cuba’s Hip-Hop Scene To Spark Change

Amid tensions between Cuba and the United States, a U.S. contractor sent a Serbian music promoter to help spark an anti-government movement using rap music.

12/11/2014

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Gov. Scott Names New Chief For Prisons

Florida Governor Rick Scott has appointed a new chief for Florida’s prison system amid scrutiny over inmate deaths, abuse and alleged cover- ups.

12/10/2014

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Lawyer: Scott Broke Law With Private Emails

A Tallahassee lawyer, who says Gov. Rick Scott intentionally broke the state’s public records law, has been given some extra ammunition and permission in his lawsuit.

12/08/2014

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Florida Leaders Meet In Orlando For Summit

Major Florida leaders in various sectors are in Orlando for a very important summit that will discuss some of the biggest issues facing the state.

12/05/2014

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New Bill Would Require Police To Wear Body Cameras

Amid a national debate, a newly filed proposal would require body cameras for all Florida police officers.

12/04/2014

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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