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Marijuana plants grow at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Could Be Setting Up Framework For Medical Marijuana

As much as they dislike a ballot question that would let doctors write prescriptions for marijuana, Republican lawmakers are laying the groundwork to implement the proposal, should voters approve it in November.

03/24/2014

(AP)

Roth IRA Could Be Called “The Greatest Gift Ever”

Parents do a lot for their kids but do you know how to make your teen a millionaire?

CBS4–02/28/2014

Venezuelans protest at FAU. (Source: CBS4)

South Florida Venezuelans Gather At FAU To Raise Awareness About Violence In Venezuela

South Florida Venezuelans rallied Tuesday, protesting for the ouster of Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro.

02/18/2014

Doral Mayor Boria (Source: CBS4)

Doral Mayor Gearing Up To Fight A Recall Petition

Is a recall election in Doral Mayor Luigi Boria’s future? It is if some local businessmen have their way.

11/26/2013

Social Security checks at a U.S. Treasury printing facility (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Social Security Benefits To Rise By 1.5% In 2014

Social Security recipients will see a small 1.5 percent increase in benefits next year the government announced Wednesday. The increase is one of the smallest since automatic adjustments began in 1975.

CBS Miami–10/30/2013

(Source: CBS4)

Furloughs Impacting Nat’l. Guard Preps For Tropical Weather

While Washington remains in a standstill thanks to the GOP-forced government shutdown, the panhandle of Florida is preparing for a tropical storm and those preps could be hampered by the freeze in government.

CBS Miami–10/04/2013

Large Storm System From Midwest Makes Its Way East

What Happens If The Government Shuts Down?

A shutdown of the federal government appears to be inevitable as Republicans in the House continue to attach poison pills to continuing resolutions that would fund the government making the bills dead on arrival in the Democratically controlled House of Representatives.

CBS Miami–09/30/2013

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How A Government Shutdown Will Impact S. Florida

Effects of a federal government shutdown could trickle down to Florida and local levels.

CBS4–09/29/2013

"I voted" stickers are seen on June 5, 2012 at the town hall polling station in the town of Hudson, Wisconsin, during voting for current Governor Scott Walker and challenger Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. The recall election marks just the third time in US history that a state governor has been challenged midterm. Wisconsin is a key swing state in the November presidential election. It is seen as leaning toward Obama, but Tuesday's vote could show an inclination to flip toward Republican challenger Mitt Romney. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GettyImages)

Report: Florida Set To Resume Voter Purge

Thanks to a Supreme Court ruling gutting Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott plans to restart a purge of “noncitizens” on Florida’s voter rolls, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.

CBS Miami–08/05/2013

TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 30: U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (FL) speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 30, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate during the RNC which will conclude today. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Rubio Pushing Gov’t Shutdown To Stop Obamacare

Florida Senator Marco Rubio and a group of GOP Senators are prepared to bankrupt the United States and possibly plunge the world into a depression if they don’t get their way to defund the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

CBS Miami–07/25/2013

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