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MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 20: A customer picks out a smoking tip for her electronic cigarette at the Vapor Shark store on February 20, 2014 in Miami, Florida. As the popularity of E- cigarettes continue to grow, leading U.S. tobacco companies such as Altria Group Inc. the maker of Marlboro cigarettes are annoucing plans to launch their own e-cigarettes as they start to pose a small but growing competitive threat to traditional smokes. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida GI Bill, E-Cigarette Ban, Among New Laws July 1

On Tuesday, the state’s record-setting, $77 billion election-year budget goes into effect, along with 157 other bills approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Rick Scott.

06/26/2014

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. (Source: CBS)

Poll Reveals Racial Divide On Sterling’s Punishment

The Donald Sterling controversy has hit a nerve with a majority of Americans.

05/02/2014

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FL House Backs Stadium Process, Seeks Help For Cuban Baseball Players

The House on Friday approved a process to help determine whether to use tax dollars for professional sports stadium projects but would exclude Major League Baseball from potential funding unless changes are made in how Cuban players are treated.

04/25/2014

MIAMI, FL - April 6: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat celebrates on the court during the game against the New York Knicks at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida on April 6, 2014. (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

LeBron & J.R. Smith Put On Show For Miami Fans

The one-time fierce rivalry between the New York Knicks and Miami Heat has been a pretty one-sided affair in recent years with the Heat dominating the Knicks when it counts most.

CBS Miami–04/07/2014

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Report: NBA’s Eastern Conference Historically Bad This Year

The Western Conference in the NBA has routinely played the best basketball from top to bottom. But never has that been more evident than in the current season.

CBS Miami–04/04/2014

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Wade & Oden Not Expected To Play Friday Night

Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra said Friday that Dwyane Wade and Greg Oden are both not expected to play against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

CBS Miami–04/04/2014

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Heat Playoff Tickets Go On Sale At Bucks Game Wednesday

How do you generate fan interest in seeing the worst team in the NBA take on Miami? Heat officials may have found a way, playoff tickets!

CBS Miami–04/02/2014

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Heat & Pacers Set For Big Late Season Clash Wednesday

The Miami Heat can pull even in the loss column with the Indiana Pacers this year if LeBron and company can go into Bankers Life Fieldhouse Wednesday night and knock off Indiana at home. But that’s a lot easier said than done.

CBS Miami–03/26/2014

MIAMI, FL - February 23: Greg Oden #20 of the Miami Heat looks to pass the ball against the Chicago Bulls at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida on Feb. 3, 2014.  (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Oden & Heat Need A Win Monday Against Portland

When the Miami Heat play the Portland Trail Blazers Monday night, one player on the Heat roster will see a former team that drafted him with the number one overall pick in the NBA Draft.

CBS Miami–03/24/2014

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Cleveland Has Spelling Problem With LeBron’s Name

One of the rumors going around the NBA is that Miami Heat superstar LeBron James might return to Cleveland this summer or next summer to help his hometown team. If that were to ever happen, the Cavaliers might wan to remember how to spell King James’ name.

CBS Miami–03/19/2014

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