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Trayvon Martin’s Mother Speaks Out Against Racial Profiling

After the shooting death of her 17-year old son, Trayvon Martin’s mother has spoken out against the practice of stop-and-frisk and racial profiling on Sunday.

CBS Miami–08/18/2013

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Changes To Red Light Camera Law Starting July 1st

Changes are coming to the laws regulating red light cameras across Florida. They will impact the way you fight a red light camera ticket and when you can be busted for making an illegal right turn on red.

06/27/2013

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Scott Signs Human Trafficking Bill Into Law

Governor Rick Scott signed a bill into law Thursday to bring relief to victims of human trafficking.

CBS Miami–05/31/2013

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Frequent Cuban Hunger Striker Comes To Miami

With Cuban Independence Day just around the corner, a frequent Cuban hunger strike traveled to Miami for the holiday.

05/12/2013

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Anti-Foreign Law Bill Can’t Pass Senate

A bill that would have banned Islamic, or Sharia Law, along with other foreign laws from being applied in state courts died in the legislature Friday.

CBS Miami–05/03/2013

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New Law Limits Options For Putting A Pet To Sleep

For many people, their dogs and cats are more than just pets, they are a part of the family. So when pets get sick, some veterinarians make house calls and bring much needed medicine directly to the animal to keep it as comfortable as possible, especially when the pet has to be euthanized. But now, a new federal law is making that nearly impossible.

CBS Miami–04/23/2013

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Florida House Passes Anti-Foreign Law Bill

The Florida House passed a bill Thursday that would ban the mythical threat of Sharia, or Islamic law, and other foreign laws from being used in state courts.

CBS Miami–04/18/2013

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MLB Sues Coral Gables Clinic, Claims Drug Scheme

Major League Baseball on Friday sued a now-shuttered South Florida clinic and its operators, accusing them of scheming to provide banned performance-enhancing drugs to players in violation of their contracts.

CBS4–03/22/2013

Texting while driving

Texting and Driving Put To The Test

It’s dangerous and in many cases deadly. But Florida has no law against texting and driving. Today the legislature took a first step toward changing that, as one of many bills forbidding texting and driving went before a House Sub-Committee. CBS4′s Vanessa Borge talks to one of the local politicians trying to change the law… and then headed to the Homestead Speedway to put distracted driving to the test.

CBS4–03/07/2013

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Task Force Calls Stand Your Ground A Good Law

A task force looking into Florida’s Stand Your Ground law has determined the law is good and shouldn’t be overturned.

CBS Miami–02/22/2013

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