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October 10, 2014: Jim DeFede interviews Carlos Curbelo. (Source: CBS4)

Curbelo Clients Include Ecuadorean Fugitive

For months, Republican congressional candidate Carlos Curbelo refused to release a list of clients he has represented over the years through his public relations and lobbying firm, Capitol Gains.

10/10/2014

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Rep. Frankel Tackles Medicare Fraud

Each year and estimated 1.5 million people are victims of medical identify theft, which equates to $50 billion lost from Medicare annually due to fraud. Rep. Lois Frankel has unveiled the Fighting Medicare Fraud Act of 2014 as way to combat this issue.

09/23/2014

US President Barack Obama greets military personnel upon arrival at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida on September 16, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN

President Obama In Tampa For Talks On ISIS

President Barack Obama is in Tampa to meet with military officials about U.S. counterterrorism measures against Islamic State militants. He’ll also meet with scientists to discuss the Ebola outbreak in northern Africa.

09/17/2014

President Barack Obama addresses the nation on ISIS on September 10, 2014. (Source: CBS)

President Vows To “Degrade & Ultimately Destroy” ISIS

In a primetime address to the nation Wednesday night, President Obama laid out his strategy for targeting the Islamic extremist group known as ISIS.

09/10/2014

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37th Annual Kennedy Center Honorees Announced

Continuing a longstanding tradition, CBS will broadcast The 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors.

09/04/2014

Barak Barfi gives a prepared statement outside the home of Steven Sotloff (Source: CBS4)

Murdered Local Journalist Described As “Gentle Soul”

A spokesman for the family of murdered American journalist Steven Sotloff described the South Florida native as a “gentle soul” in a prepared statement made just a day after video showing Sotloff being beheaded at the hands of an ISIS terrorist was released.

09/03/2014

File picture of a gun.  (Source: Thinkstock)

Shooting Victim’s Father Pleads For Gun Control In Florida

Richard Martinez, whose 20-year-old son was killed in a shooting rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara in late May, acknowledges that calling for tougher gun-control laws in Florida isn’t easy.

07/02/2014

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U.S. Supreme Exempts Businesses From Contraception Mandate

A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Obama’s health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.

07/02/2014

Immigration

Dreamers Take On DNC Head Debbie Wasserman Schultz

A group of activists are planning to protest outside the South Florida office of Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz to ask for more support on immigration issues.

06/13/2014

Facing South Florida: The V-A Scandal

Jim devotes the entire half hour to the big national news headline of the week — the scandal within the Dep’t of Veteran Affairs, which led to the resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki. The scandal surrounding veterans’ health care issues mirrors the problems CBS4 Investigator Jim DeFede uncovered here in South Florida. Jim and his guest, Congressman Joe Garcia, talk about that and how to fix the problem.

CBS4–06/02/2014

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